Lois Loudon Cutler of Bryan, TX, formerly of El Paso, TX and Newton, MA, passed away on April 19, 2016 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late Henry Albee Loudon and Laura Chandler Loudon, sister of the late Jeanne Loudon and cousin of the late Dorothy Loudon Paris.
Lois was born in Springfield, VT on October 19, 1924, and raised in Newton, MA. She graduated from Colby College in 1945, then worked as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines during the glamour days of flying. She married Edwin Burton Cutler of Needham, MA in 1949. They settled in Newton, MA to raise their family. She later worked as a teacher in Newton and Cambridge, MA.
Raised in a musical household, Lois and her sister both played the piano and sang. Continuing the tradition, the Cutler kids were taught to sing grace in barbershop harmony, with Mom singing tenor. Her love for music passes on to her children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren. Lois and her portable tape recorder were always in attendance for recitals, musicals, and orchestra and band concerts.
Lois also loved dogs. At the age of eleven, she entered her first field trial with her beloved English setter, Gyspy. As an adult, she raised English Springer Spaniels under the kennel name Sulo Springers. She trained and showed in agility, tracking, obedience and confirmation, winning numerous awards. In 1980 Lois moved to El Paso, TX where she spent many happy years tracking her dogs in the desert and traveling to competitions with other members of the Rio Grande Obedience Dog Club. Her springers were also therapy dogs and made weekly visits to the hospital at Ft. Bliss.
An avid genealogist, Lois complied several volumes of family history along with pictures and other memorabilia that date back to the 1600s. She was a member of the Mayflower Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She leaves behind five children: Stephen James Cutler and wife Diane, of Ruskin, FL: Ellen Kirtland Cuter and spouse Julie LeBlanc, of Newburyport, MA: Sally Cutler Ryder and husband, Ed, of Dracut, MA; Susan Cutler Moreland and husband Jack, of Bryan, TX: and Henry Harold Cutler of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren: Sean Robert Cutler, Heather Moreland Alphord, Sarah Moreland Rogers, Eric James Anthony Cutler, Melinda Michelle Cutler, and Casey Ryder McCaffrey, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to the Isle at Watercrest for their loving care of Lois over the past year and to CHI-St. Joseph’s Manor and Hospice Brazos Valley for nursing care in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Aggieland Humane Society or a charity of your choice.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that sine at night.
Do not sand at my grave and cry:
I am not there, I did not die”.
- Mary Elizabeth Fry, 1932
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