Mae Folts, 103, Resided for Many Years in China
Mae Folts died Saturday, July 13, in Belmont. Born in Middletown, Pa., in 1899, she lived in three centuries.
Following high school in Olean, N.Y., she attended Syracuse University's School of Nursing, graduating in 1922 as class marshal.
She briefly worked as a registered nurse until her marriage to DeFred G. Folts in 1923. Subsequently, she spent 30 years of her life in China, where her husband was an executive with an American oil company. On his retirement and employment by the Harvard Graduate School of Business, they made their home in Belmont, where she lived for the past 52 years. Their first of many visits to the Vineyard was while on home leave from Manchuria in 1935. She was predeceased by her husband and son, DeFred Jr.
Mrs. Folts is survived by her son, Franklin, of Oak Bluffs; five grandchildren, Sandra Folts of San Francisco, Susan Felton of New York city, DeFred G. Folts 3rd (Fritz) of Harvard, Blair Folts of Effingham, N.H., and Franklin Jr. of Edgartown, and two great-grandchildren.
Mae appreciated that she led a full, exciting and privileged life, dedicated to her family.