Lois Frances Starring Polezoes, 87
Lois Frances Starring Polezoes, 87, of Brunswick, Ga., peacefully passed away at home on Dec. 17, 2018, surrounded by those who loved her.
She was born to the late Linus and Myrtle Starring on Feb. 22, 1931, in Allegan. Lois graduated from Allegan High School in 1948 and went on to nurses training at Garfield Park Hospital in Chicago, graduating in 1951. She spent the following 50 years as a registered nurse before retiring in Jupiter, Fla.
She is survived by former husband of 30 years, James Polezoes and they resided in Ganges. She later divorced and continued to live in Ganges for a few years before moving to Jupiter, Fla., in 1989, where she worked at the Jupiter Hospital in the ICU ward until her retirement in 1993.
She moved to Brunswick, Ga., with her son James and Michael Hulett in 2007. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008 and loving care by James and Michael ensued, along with protection and some wonderful spoiling.
Lois was a devoted (almost to a fault) fisher-person. She could out-fish the best of them and won many awards and plaques for her skills until arthritis made it impossible. She then took to growing orchids—lots and lots of orchids. She loved her garden. It was her peace on earth.
She passed those skills to her son James and dear friend, Julie Peoples. When she moved to Brunswick the orchids were phased out due to the cold climate, but she also loved to watch and feed the birds while sitting on the front porch with her faithful dog Sadie on her lap.
In 2016, she began traveling with Jim and Michael, helping sell CDs (and acting as referee between the boys) and attracting lots of adoration because of her personality.
Everywhere Lois went, people were attracted to her like a magnet—always wanting to give her a hug or a kiss on the forehead. She was loved by all.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at Christ Church Frederica, 6329 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. There will also be a streaming video of her service.