Lois was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter to the late Oscar and Marion (Sladdin) Johnson. After graduating from Worcester’s South High, Lois earned her degree in nursing from the former Worcester Hospital’s School of Nursing.
Lois had a passion for nursing and caring for others, a trait that she would apply to her entire life. She was known for being driven and goal oriented, for her loving heart and dedication to her family and friends. “There is always room for one more at her table!” is a phrase that signifies her generous spirit and open-door policy at 10 Pinecone Lane.
After their marriage, Chester’s work required relocating several times and Lois would travel the country with him, finding employment there as a public health nurse. In the early 1970s they moved to Southborough where they became active members of the Southborough community.
Lois was an excellent cook and enjoyed being part of the Gourmet Club and member of the Secret Pals. She was a longtime active member of Pilgrim Congregational Church and held several leadership roles in Woman’s Ministry.
A talented artist, Lois expressed herself artistically through many mediums including stained glass, painting and embroidery.
While not an adventurer by nature, Lois would follow and share Chester’s adventures to some the greatest destinations around the globe. From hot air ballooning across the Serengeti, to exploring the wonders of Egypt, their trips together highlighted their love and friendship for one another.
In 2009, Chester and Lois moved to the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury where they continued to remain active in the many day trips and activities offered. With a fondness of trips to the casinos Lois never found a slot machine she didn’t like.
Lois is survived by her husband, Chester; two sons, Kyle Jacobson, his wife Tricia and their children Christian and Kevin of Northborough, and Kurt Jacobson, his wife Rachael and their children Kurt Jr, Tyler, Emma, Christopher and Kelly of Sturbridge; a daughter, Karen Ubowski and her children Michael, RJ and Jenny of Harleysville, Pa.; and her beloved niece and casino buddy, Sharon. Lois’ sister, Betty Kennen, preceded her in death.
Lois’ family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Notre Dame Hospice for their compassionate care shown to Lois. Memorial considerations may be to Notre Dame Hospice, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral home service will be held Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.
Please visit www.HaysFuneralHome.com to leave a condolence for Lois’ family.