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.