Lois E. Lang 89 of Rte 12 E Chaumont passed away peacefully with her daughter Carol holding her hand. Carol had the honor of being her primary caregiver for over 5 years. Lois was under the care of Hospice and her daughters Carol and Judy at the time of her passing.
Lois was born October 18, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey the daughter of George W. and Mary O. Emerson. Lois graduated in 1944 from Wellesley Hill High School, Massachusetts,. She continued her education at Eastern Maine School of Nursing in 1945 and Massachusetts School of Physiotherapy in 1947.
Lois met Robert (Bud) H. Lang while at nursing school in Maine. They married in 1946, moving to Wellesley Hills, Mass to be closer to her parents.
Lois and Robert had 4 children: Robert Lang 3rd and his companion Sharon Ridley of Whitinville, Mass, Judy Brooks and husband Joe of Dexter, Carol Mount and husband Charle of Three Mile Bay. A sister Georgia Benedict address unknown.
Her daughter Nancy predeceased her in 2009, sisters: Betty Woodman, Dorothy Emerson, her brother Robert Emerson
Lois took in and raised her nephew Robert Emerson of Georgia.
While in Wellesley Hills, Lois began working in real estate with Country Time Realty eventually becoming her own broker. Lois and Bud bought a farm in Chaumont, NY in 1971 and moved the family there. Lois continued in real estate business in New York.
Lois and Bud’s marriage ended in divorce in 1978. Lois continued dairy farming with her daughter Carol and her grandchildren until 1995. She sold her dairy and raised heifers with her grandson George until 2012. She retired from real estate in 2012 and sold the farm to her grandson George.
Lois was a hardworking strong willed loving woman with a wonderful positive attitude towards life. She cared about everyone and had patience of saint continually taking in every stray animal or human she thought needed a hand. Lois enjoyed her retirement with many cookouts for family and friends, treating everyone to her favorite food -Lobster. She would buy clothes for family or friends because she thought the needed them, even if it was holey jeans of a teenager. Her life motto was “Keep Smiling”.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at the funeral. Burial will be in the family cemetery at their convenience. Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com. Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County or the Three Mile Bay Ambulance Squad.