Lois Jean Young Silsbee, age 89, of Nashville, TN departed this life on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Brookdale Belle Meade Senior Living's memory care unit, Clarebridge. She was born on January 28, 1930 in Winona, MN to the late Elwin Ellsworth Young and Elsie Henrietta Rudoll Young.
Along with her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years William Arnold Silsbee. They were married on May 21, 1949 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Winona, MN.
She is survived by her five children; Sharon Poll(Rick), Brian Silsbee(Kathy), Marcia Silsbee, David Silsbee(Sharon), and Kathleen Silsbee Malin; and nine grandchildren, Sarah Poll Gorman(John), Leah Poll Winningham(Jerry), Erika Silsbee, Nathan Silsbee, Allison Silsbee, Andrew Silsbee, Matthew Malin, Austin Malin(Kerri), and McKensey Malin. Lois is also survived by five great grandchildren, Maxwell Gorman, Addilyn Winningham, Zane Dorton, Chance Chamlies, and Kaydence Malin; and two brothers, Robert Young(Marcia) and Richard Young.
Lois was a stay at home mom raising 5 children and all those responsibilities until all siblings were grown. She then started a career working for the IRS until she retired. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking. A Saturday tradition was baking homemade bread and cinnamon rolls which brought all the neighborhood children running to our house, which mom shared with all. They could smell it a block away.
After retirement mom enjoyed collecting antique dolls and would make clothes for them. Her and dad would travel to doll shows and sell, buy or trade. It was the love of her life.
A Funeral Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor, Phillip Young officiating. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Lois will be laid to rest with her husband at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church(800 Bellevue Rd. Nashville, TN 37221) or Caris Healthcare(2525 Perimeter Place Drive Suite 131, Nashville,TN 37214).