Lois Grace (Burt) Faram

April 4, 2016
Lois Grace (Burt) Faram

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Lois Grace Faram, 89, passed away peacefully at her Hendersonville, NC home on April 4, in the presence of family and friends after a nearly two-year battle with cancer.

Born in Charlevoix, Michigan on Aug. 3, 1926 to Howard T. and Mabel Burt and grew up in Ortonville, Walled Lake and Pontiac, near Detroit.

After high school in Michigan, she attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. and became a teacher, working for two years at the School of the Ozarks in Missouri.

She returned to Michigan in the late 1940’s and completed a master’s degree at the University of Michigan. While at the U of M, she met her husband, Harvey. They married in 1951 and spent the next 62 years living in Maryland, Michigan, Colorado and Arizona before settling in Hendersonville in 2008.

In her later years, she realized a childhood dream and became a prolific poet and artist.

Lois was preceded in death by Harvey in 2013 and is survived by her daughter Pam Chidester and son Mark Faram and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Arden Presbyterian Church with the Reverends Ron Shaw and Ken Crabb officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, PO Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707 or Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.


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  • April 09, 2016
    Mike and Martha Neese says:
    Lois was such an inspiration to Mike and me. Her faith never failed, even during her illness. It was a privilege to have known her and Harvey in our Sunday School and at Arden Presbyterian Church. She, like Harvey, will be greatly missed. Mike and Martha Neese

  • April 10, 2016
    Carolyn Boyle says:
    I HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF LOIS! SHE WAS A BLESSING TO ME AND MY HUSBAND, BILL. I CHERISH TWO OF HER PAINTINGS AND TWO BOOKS OF POETRY. SHE HAD HAD A WONDERFUL WELCOME IN HEAVEN.

  • April 23, 2016
    Ruth Tilman says:
    Was fortunate to know Lois before she moved away from Flagstaff. She hosted our Poetry Society group. I have 2 of her wonderful watercolor paintings in my house and always remember her and her poetry with appreciation.