Lois Alexander Kelley-Stout died peacefully on Martha’s Vineyard on Feb. 14. She was 93.

She was born April 15, 1929 in Marblehead to Dr. Peter P. Alexander, a renowned chemical engineer and founder of Metal Hydrides Inc., and his wife Eleanor R. Alexander. She grew up in Marblehead and Beverly along with her brother, Paul Alexander. She graduated from Oak Grove School for Girls in Maine and was accepted at Smith College.

During her senior year at Smith, Lois married Dr. Dana R. Kelley. The couple moved around through Colorado, New Mexico and Texas for Dana’s PhD research and work, finally settling in Pittsburgh, Pa. They had two sons, Peter A. Kelley and Christopher D. Kelley. Lois worked as a special education teacher for a number of years while raising the boys and maintaining their home.

Both Lois and Dana instilled a passion for tennis in their sons and the family spent many weekends on the courts. They also took scuba diving lessons together, which culminated in a memorable diving trip to the Yucatan. Lois loved gardens and found time to volunteer as a docent at the Fisk Conservatory in Pittsburgh.

After Dana’s death in 1987, she began exercising her passion for travel, going on a number of trips to Europe with her cousin Ken Ritchie and his wife Harriot. Many trips involved tours of famous gardens and historic homes.

She remarried to Mr. William Stout of Pittsburgh. Although he died shortly after their marriage, Lois remained close to his daughter and her husband, Susan and Ray Fretterd.

She soon began spending more time on Martha’s Vineyard, gardening at the Kelley summer home in Edgartown. There she met Edward Amaral of Oak Bluffs, who remained her longtime and beloved companion until her death. She and Ed traveled extensively during their many years together. Trips included a five-month-long cruise around the world, an African safari and numerous fishing adventures to Costa Rica, Florida, the Bahamas and Hawaii.

Ed, a well-known Island fisherman, got her interested in the annual fishing derby and they both competed in it for many years. Their time on the Vineyard was enlivened by visits from Lois’s sons and their families, as well as Ed’s sons Steve and Ed.

Lois is survived by her son Christopher and his wife Pamela; her daughter in law Sandy Kelley, who is the wife of her late son Peter; and her two grandchildren, Julie Kelley and Thomas Kelley. She is also survived by nephews David, John and Dewey Alexander, the children of her late brother Paul. Despite the premature loss of her brother, son and two husbands, her resilience and love of life kept her wonderful spirit intact. Her adventurous nature and sense of humor were infectious and she will be sorely missed by all of her surviving family members, friends and her companion Ed.

A private celebration of her life with family and friends will be held on Martha’s Vineyard on June 19.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Smith Fund, 33 Elm Street, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 or to the Polly Hill Arboretum at P.O. Box 561 West Tisbury, MA 02575 or online at pollyhillarboretum.givecloud.co/donate.