CORINTH - Theora G. (Buswell) Lougee, 89, passed away September 11, 2019, at a Bangor healthcare facility, surrounded by family. She was born July 9, 1930, in Exeter, the daughter of F. Keith and Ruth (Felix) Buswell.
Theora attended schools in Corinth and Corinna. Following high school, she married Robert V. Lougee on June 5, 1948, and together shared 53 years. Theora and Robert owned and operated a dairy farm in Exeter, where they enjoyed working together and raising their family. She was an amazing homemaker, cooking wonderful meals for her family, as well as keeping her home immaculate. After selling the farm in 1974, Theora and Robert relocated to Corinth, where she made many lifelong friends. Even into her later years, Theora enjoyed the outdoors, where she grew beautiful flowers, mowed her lawn, and always looked for an opportunity during the winter to scoop snow. What mattered most in her life was the love that she had for her family, especially her grandchildren, where she became fondly known as “Caw Caw.”
In addition to her parents, Theora was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lougee; a grandson, Scott Beem; brothers, Malcolm, Carroll, and Norman Buswell; a sister, Velma Leavitt; a sister-in-law, Lisbeth Buswell; and a brother-in-law, Lewis Leavitt. She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Tilton and a special son-in-law, Bruce, Rebecca Irish and Tom Finson; a son, Preston Lougee and wife, Avanelle; grandchildren, Tammy Haney and husband, Bill, Tricia Tilton and Bryan Arrants, Cassandra Gagnon and husband, Jim, Robert Beem and wife, Tammy, Jeff Lougee and Julie Robertson, Kevin Lougee and wife, Tinamarie, Ricky Lougee and wife, Calinda; great-grandchildren, Hilary and husband, Josh, Hannah, Ivan, Ragan, Tyler, Cheyenne, Cody, Ethan, Erika, Lacey, Preston, Travis and wife, Becca, Hunter; great-great grandchildren, Keelan, Chase, Ace; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Buswell; a lifelong friend, June Page; a special friend, Ronald Tibbetts; a caring neighbor, Dennis; a special niece, Lois Eaton; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Bonnie, a dedicated daughter, who provided loving care to her mom throughout her life, especially since the passing of her husband, Robert.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 1 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Corinthian Cemetery, Exeter Road, Corinth, with Pastor Bruce Young, officiating. The family invites all to share conversation and refreshments at the Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main Street, Corinth, immediately following the service. Those wishing to remember Theora in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, a foundation that was near and dear to her after caring for her late husband, Robert. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com