Lois M. (Gibson) Starbird

CLINTON – Lois M. (Gibson) Starbird, 87, of Clinton passed away on Saturday Jan. 23, 2021 after a long illness.

She was born Feb. 4, 1934, the daughter of J. Holman Gibson and Freda (Dixon) Gibson also of Clinton.

Lois grew up on the Gibson and Son Dairy Farm where she was no stranger to hard work. She not only delivered milk by horse and buggy, but also picked beans and hayed the fields alongside her parents and brother.

Lois graduated from Clinton High School and then married Donald Starbird also of Clinton. Together they built and sold homes in the community. Lois also was employed in the offices of Skiland Woolen Mill, Harris Bakery and Marden store.

She found great enjoyment in gardening, selling Avon, being a charter member of the Evening Extension, fishing, camping and traveling. Lois traveled to many places in New England as well as California, Alaska and Kamloop B.C. She went on many bus trips with friends, Virginia and Phyllis, enjoying every minute and had the stories to prove it.

In her later years Lois looked forward to camping and fishing with her longtime companion, Gordon Flewelling and his family. Their adventures took them from the light houses on the coast of Maine to the back woods beyond Greenville.

Lois was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald Starbird; and most recently her brother, Wendell Gibson.

She is lovingly survived by her companion, Gordon Flewelling; her children, Joyce (Smith) Starbird, Leslie Starbird, Linda Starbird and her partner, Celena Ranger and David Starbird; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and a special “sister cousin” Ellen (Humphrey) Russell and her husband, Neil.

At Lois’s request no services will be held.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral and Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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