OBITUARY

Beatrice Anna Strout

May 19, 1930April 1, 2018
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Lisbon Falls - Beatrice A. Strout, 87, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, passed away at home on April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Monson, Maine on May 19, 1930, a daughter of the late J. Albert and Ardena (Haggstrom) Olson. She attended the Monson Community Church and schools in Monson graduating from Monson Academy in 1947. On June 2, 1950, in Madison, Maine, she married the love of her life, Sherwood Strout, her husband of 52 years. They lived in Brunswick for a time before moving to the Lisbon area in 1955. She attended the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church and Methodist Church in Lisbon where she taught Sunday School. Bea was a devoted mother to their 5 children. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and welcoming and holding her great grandchildren. During her life she loved cooking and baking, caring for her plants and flowers, walking, dancing and music. She especially loved traveling with her husband. Bea was known to all as a thoughtful and caring person. She was always remembering others by sending special cards and showing acts of kindness throughout her life. Her lasting legacy is one of caregiving, unselfishness and compassion for those in need.

Beatrice is survived by 4 children: Sheila Swenson and husband Arthur of Loudon, NH, Sandra Boisvert and husband David of Chambersburg, PA, Robert Strout and wife Aline of Lisbon Falls and Ronald Strout of Lisbon Falls, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a cousin, and her best friend for over eighty years: Iris Freeman of Bangor. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Sherwood Strout in 2002, a son: Michael Strout in 1975, brothers: Russell and Lester Olson and a sister: Margaret Strout.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting her guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at The Lisbon Falls Baptist Church on Route 196 at 11:00 AM. Committal Services will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beatrice's memory to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252. 353-4951

  • FAMILY

  • Beatrice is survived by 4 children: Sheila Swenson and husband Arthur of Loudon, NH, Sandra Boisvert and husband David of Chambersburgh, PA, Robert Strout and wife Aline of Lisbon Falls and Ronald Strout of Lisbon Falls, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a cousin, and her best friend for over eighty years: Iris Freeman of Bangor. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Sherwood Strout in 2002, a son: Michael Strout in 1975, brothers: Russell and Lester Olson and a sister: Margaret Strout.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Committal Friday, April 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Beatrice Anna Strout

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George Labbay

April 8, 2018

Bob, Ron, Sandy, Sheila and families. The passing of Bea is felt across the miles but the memories of your mother are close. I looked at the pictures on this website and they show that smile I remember her by. I will cherish the memories of your Mom.

George

Don & Mary Boisvert

April 7, 2018

To the entire Strout family,
Mary & I are very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and gentle person.
She will be missed by all who knew her.

Chester Bixby

April 6, 2018

My sincere Sympathy to all of the Strout family at the passing of your Mom, and loved one. My name is Chester Bixby, II., and I knew your Mom and Sherwood, as well as Mike from the days that Mike and I were in Demolay. Your Mom was a part of the Mothers circle that helped out with refreshments and the such for us in Demolay. Your Dad of course was a Mason. It was a real pleasure knowing them, and the times we shared together. Mike and his father were like a brother and father to me. We miss them, as we will miss your Mom as well. She was a kind, and caring lady, always willing to be of help. I will always cherish those memories from back then. Again, my sympathy goes out to you all in your loss. May God Bless you all. Chet

Dee Dee King

April 5, 2018

I have years of memories with this sweet lady and we were one of the lucky ones to get her sweetest cards.
Best babysitter i could have asked for and when she couldn't do it anymore she made sure she found another great lady for me.
I am so happy she got to stay at home and have the great support from her family and the best care she could have got.
May you rest in peace Bea and know that you will always be remembered by so many and missed greatly by the kind and caring children you raised!

Lynn Kelly

April 4, 2018

I’ll always remember Beatrice for her kind and thoughtful words regarding my children and receiving cards in the mail from her . She was always thinking of others and she will be greatly missed . My sincere condolences to her entire family and especially my sister in law Sandra.

Sandy Desrosiers

April 4, 2018

Robert and Strout family your Mom was such a sweet lady ! I still remember her making me a banana split! God Bless you all

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Biography

Lisbon Falls - Beatrice A. Strout, 87, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, passed away at home on April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Monson, Maine on May 19, 1930, a daughter of the late J. Albert and Ardena (Haggstrom) Olson. She attended the Monson Community Church and schools in Monson graduating from Monson Academy in 1947. On June 2, 1950, in Madison, Maine, she married the love of her life, Sherwood Strout, her husband of 52 years. They lived in Brunswick for a time before moving to the Lisbon area in 1955. She attended the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church and Methodist Church in Lisbon where she taught Sunday School. Bea was a devoted mother to their 5 children. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and welcoming and holding her great grandchildren. During her life she loved cooking and baking, caring for her plants and flowers, walking, dancing and music. She especially loved traveling with her husband. Bea was known to all as a thoughtful and caring person. She was always remembering others by sending special cards and showing acts of kindness throughout her life. Her lasting legacy is one of caregiving, unselfishness and compassion for those in need.

Beatrice is survived by 4 children: Sheila Swenson and husband Arthur of Loudon, NH, Sandra Boisvert and husband David of Chambersburgh, PA, Robert Strout and wife Aline of Lisbon Falls and Ronald Strout of Lisbon Falls, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a cousin, and her best friend for over eighty years: Iris Freeman of Bangor. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Sherwood Strout in 2002, a son: Michael Strout in 1975, brothers: Russell and Lester Olson and a sister: Margaret Strout.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting her guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.


Funeral Services will be held on Friday at The Lisbon Falls Baptist Church on Route 196 at 11:00 AM. Committal Services will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beatrice's memory to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252. 353-4951