CLINTON--Lois M. (Gibson) Starbird, 87, of Clinton passed away on Saturday January 23, 2021 after a long illness.\r\n\r\nShe was born February 4, 1934, the daughter of J. Holman Gibson and Freda (Dixon) Gibson also of Clinton.\r\n\r\nLois grew up on the Gibson & Son Dairy Farm where she was no stranger to hard work. She not only delivered milk by horse and buggy, but also picked beans and hayed the fields alongside her parents and brother.\r\n\r\nLois graduated from Clinton High School and then married Donald Starbird also of Clinton. Together they built and sold homes in the community. Lois also was employed in the offices of Skiland Woolen Mill, Harris Bakery and Marden store. \r\n\r\nShe found great enjoyment in gardening, selling Avon, being a charter member of the Evening Extension, fishing, camping and traveling. Lois traveled to many places in New England as well as California, Alaska and Kamloop B.C. She went on many bus trips with friends, Virginia and Phyllis, enjoying every minute and had the stories to prove it.\r\nIn her later years Lois looked forward to camping and fishing with her longtime companion, Gordon Flewelling and his family. Their adventures took them from the light houses on the coast of Maine to the back woods beyond Greenville.\r\n\r\nLois was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald Starbird; and most recently her brother, Wendell Gibson.\r\n\r\nShe is lovingly survived by her companion, Gordon Flewelling; her children, Joyce (Smith) Starbird, Leslie Starbird, Linda Starbird and her partner, Celena Ranger and David Starbird; several grandchildren, and great grandchildren; and a special “sister cousin” Ellen (Humphrey) Russell and her husband, Neil.\r\n\r\nAt Lois’s request no services will be held.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.