Lois Eifort Blue, 83, died peacefully, Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.
She was born March 14, 1934, in Moore County, N.C., the daughter of Miriam Anna Davis and Donald Douglas Eifort. Lois was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-one years, Albert Scott Blue and her sisters Ruth Eifort Harris, Nancy Eifort Lewis, Grace Eifort Nelson and a brother Joseph Douglas Eifort. She is survived by her five children: Roberta Blue and her husband Jimmy Dickerson of Chapel Hill; Nancy Blue of High Point; Katherine Blue Pokemire and her husband Colonel (Ret.) Bennie Pokemire, U.S. Army, of Madison, Alabama, LCDR Scott Blue, U.S. Navy, and his wife Jan of Eldersburg, Maryland; and Matthew Blue and his significant other Britt Edwards of High Point. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Laura Dickerson Cannon and her husband Eric; Liliana Blue; Moira and Andrew Pokemire and his wife Nina; Scott and Alexandra Blue and Nicolas Lowry; and Kristin and Charlotte Blue; by one great-granddaughter Abigail Blue Cannon and by many nieces and nephews.
Lois graduated from High Point College (now High Point University) with a degree in Elementary Education. She spent almost 40 years as an educator in the Guilford and Randolph County School Systems. After teaching fourth grade for several years she obtained a Masters Degree in Education from UNC-Greensboro and became a teacher of Exceptional Children.
Lois, known affectionately by her family as “Doodle” was a warm, gregarious person who never met a stranger. She had a great sense of humor and was known for her unique, quirky style. Her family has fond memories of summer beach trips where she loved being with extended family and car trips that usually involved humming or singing everything from World War II songs to her favorite country music. She was a loving mom, grandmother, and mother-in-law who liked nothing better than having her family around her. In addition to her family, her great loves were her pets and gardening. She and Albert had many dogs and cats through the years and they were always a source of great joy. After retirement, she became a Master Gardener and loved puttering around her yard and working in her garden. She was an avid reader and you could often find her toting her bag of novels.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of McEwen House for the love and care they gave to Lois during the four years she resided at Pennybyrn. They are truly angels among us.
A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main Street, High Point with Rev. Dr. Ken Broman-Fulks officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Interment, in Moore County, will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, High Point, NC 27260.