Lora Doble Bates

February 16, 1922
- February 16, 2004

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT - Lora Doble Bates finished her earthly life on her 82nd birthday, Feb. 16, 2004. Born Feb. 16, 1922, in Milo, Lora was the daughter of W. Lawrence Doble and Olivia Johnston Doble. Lora attended Milo schools and graduated from Milo High School as valedictorian, Class of 1939.
She graduated from Farmington Normal School in 1942, and later completed her bachelor's of science degree at the University of Maine in 1945, while teaching in Orono. Lora had lived in South Burlington, Vt., since 1951, and taught elementary grades at several schools. She retired in 1982. Lora was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, taught Sunday school, and belonged to Baptist women's groups. Lora is survived by her loving husband, James H. Bates of South Burlington, Vt.; her son, Robert Bates and his wife, Joan, of Essex, Vt.; her daughter, Brenda Bates and her husband, Stuart Armstrong, of Sliver Spring, Md.; her sister, Jane Doble Annis and her husband, Philip of Dover-Foxcroft; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Doble of Milo, and Mary Doble of Burlington, Conn.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Brian; and two brothers, Benjamin and James Doble. Funeral services and burial were held in Burlington, Vt., on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004.

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