INDIAN ISLAND – On Jan. 2, 2014, Yvonne started on her journey to the home of her ancestors. Yvonne was born Nov. 5, 1923, to Philip and Ruth (Dennis) Lolar on Indian Island.
Yvonne lived most of her life on the Penobscot Indian Reservation where she was a proud member of the Rabbit Clan and was also the oldest living Elder at the time of her death. During her life time Yvonne was a “Rosie the Welder” in ship yards during the War and she was also a waitress and worked in shoe shops to support her two children, “Skipper” and Ruth.
Yvonne is survived by her grandchildren, Scott Mitchell from Indian Island, Wendy Hamilton from Milford, Becky-Jo Cummings from Bangor, Paul Francis III from Indian Island, and Gary Leidahl from Long Island, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Donna Wardwell, Brandy Mitchell, Sara Mitchell, Rae-Anne Mitchell, Abby Mitchell, Bailee Mitchell, Stephen Cummings, Richard Feero Jr., and Nicholas Feero, Amber Jones, Taylor Cummings, Kyla Cummings, Dezarea Mercier and Korey St. Piere.; and great-great-grandchildren, Charles, Abigail, Aaliyah, Ryan, Yvonne, Arthur, Kylee, Aleah and Delton. Yvonne will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends of the Penobscot Indian Reservation. Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, Philip Lolar and Ruth (Dennis) Lolar; her brothers, Henry Lolar, Leon Lolar, Norman “Bengun” Lolar, Philip “Buck” Lolar, Joseph Lolar and Glen Lolar; her sisters, Delia McMurphy, Joan Pehrson, Nancy Fields, Mary Rhine and Carolyn Massy; her two children, George “Skipper” Bear and Ruth Francis; her great-granddaughter, Sophie; her great-great-granddaughter, Josie; her good friends, Rita Ranco and Fred Nicola Sr.; and also by her beloved Attack Bird and Boy Cat.
There will be a graveside service in the spring on Indian Island with a gathering after. No date has been set yet. Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.