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Lois Ledwith Frost ’48

Lois Ledwith Frost ’48 died Nov. 1, 2015, at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 89.

Lois was born in Chicago and spent many happy years of family life in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She graduated from Swarthmore, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and where she met her husband, Edward Frost Sr. ’48. She founded a “Round Robin” group with her 1948 classmates that was profiled in the Bulletin in March 2001 on page 80. The 15 women corresponded each year, celebrating their weddings, births, and other joys, but also supporting each other through harder times. After marriage, she settled in as a homemaker in York, Pa., raising three children and volunteering. But, giving in to a lifelong urge to “learn something new,” she returned to school when her children were older and earned an M.S. in library science from the University of Maryland. Lois was a reference librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, but after a number of years joined U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty, an insurance company in Baltimore, to learn yet another skill: computer programming. She retired 10 years later as a lead systems analyst with the human resources department, then taught programming at Anne Arundel Community College. The Frosts were avid sailors and enjoyed taking their boat out for weekends on the water. In retirement she took up genealogy, which combined her love of learning with the challenge of solving puzzles.