Lois Jacob Vail


Lois Jacob Vail, 94, passed away peacefully at Seaport Village in Ellsworth, Maine, on April 3, 2019.
Lois was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1924, to William Chalmer Jacob and Eloise Miller. She was a feisty, petite beauty and a talented pianist. Her father owned Jacob School of Music in Dallas. Lois's upbringing centered around performing and teaching music. As a teenager, Lois traveled and performed with the Texas Bluebonnets, an all girl band from Texas.
Lois married her childhood sweetheart, Dallas musician Charles Godwin. Lois and Charlie had three daughters and one son. Lois's husband, Charlie, died in a plane crash in Fort Worth in 1962, leaving her a young widow with four young kids. It was a difficult time for a single mother to raise four kids and work. Always one to embrace the adventures of life, Lois met this challenge by taking on as many piano students as she could handle.
In 1980, in Mineral Wells, Lois married Nile A. Vail, retired Army Air Corps and Air Force veteran. Her marriage to Nile brought with it a wonderful stepson and stepdaughter. Lois and Nile were happily married for 24 years.
After her husband died in 2004, Lois retired to beautiful Blue Hill, Maine, to be near family. She lived happily in Blue Hill with daughter, Debra, and poodle, Libby, for 13 years.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Lois is survived by a brother, William Jacob Jr., of Richardson, Texas; sister, Anita Carr, of Centennial, Colo.; and all of her wonderful kids, daughters Char-le Moore (husband, John), Bennie Godwin (husband, Michael McClure), and Debra Godwin; son, Charles Jr. (wife, Cynthia); stepson, Nile Vail Jr.; and stepdaughter, Gloria Finney. She is also the granddame of 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Published on April 11, 2019
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Ken Huhn
Apr 12, 2019
Lois was a special person who was treasured by all at Seaport Village.