Fifth Generation

167. Lois S. Torrey was born on 3 April 1914 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 22 September 2009 at the age of 95 in Rockland Business College. ROCKLAND (Sep 25): Lois S. Elgland, 95, died peacefully following a period of declining health Sept. 22, 2009, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care.

Born in Swans Island on April 3, 1914, she was the daughter of Adelbert and Lena Smith Torrey. At a young age Lois moved with her family to Rockland, where she attended local schools.
In 1931 Lois married John Olson in Rockland. Together they made their home in Long Cove where they raised their family. Mr. Olson passed away in 1969.
Following Mr. Olson's death, Lois married Wilho Elgland in 1973. The two were married for 15 years before Mr. Elgland's death in 1985.
Throughout her life, Lois enjoyed going to weekly dances. It was said that dancing was her passion. Her daughters remember her as a wonderful mother, cook and homemaker.
She was predeceased by two husbands and a grandson, Norris Armstrong.
Lois is survived by her daughters, Joan Ames and her husband, Victor, of Thomaston and Janice Taft and her husband, Frank, of St. George; her grandchildren, Joanna Monroe and her husband, Michael, Beth LaCombe and her husband, Robert, and John Armstrong and his wife, Brenda; as well as several great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.
Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland.
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Lois S. Torrey and John Olson were married in 1931 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. John Olson died in 1969.

Lois S. Torrey-1975 and John Olson-1964 had the following children:



Janice Olson-32049.



Joan Olson-32050.

Lois S. Torrey and Willo Elgland were married in 1973 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. Willo Elgland died in 1985.