MOUNT VERNON - Grete Pilhkjaer Lobley, 81, died at her home in Mount Vernon on Monday, April 30th, 2007. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was born on Jamaica Island, New York on August 24th, 1925, shortly after her parents, Peter and Camma (Christiansen) Hansen, arrived from Denmark. \r\r\n\r\r\nGrete always said that she had lived a good life in interesting times. She often marveled at the new things that were invented to make life easier and was equally astonished with the exploration of space and medicine. She spoke fondly of the twenty-six times she was able to cross the turbulent ocean to be with her grandparents in Denmark and the fun times she had in Copenhagen growing up and how, as a child, she was able to walk the streets of New York City alone when going to the movies, all the while reading the subtitles and learning to speak English. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe remembered and often spoke about the good times at the USO posts; talking and dancing with the servicemen before they deployed to Europe during World War II. She also mentioned that she even had a plane named after her. Reflecting back on her life she would say, ?Times were hard, but they were truly the good old days.? \r\r\n\r\r\nAt the age of 52, she got her motorcycle license. She and her husband, Calvin, each had their own bikes and traveled together on them throughout New England. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe worked at Farmington Shoe and spoke fondly of ?the gals? in the sewing room at Carleton Woolen Mill, where she was employed until her retirement. After retirement, she and Calvin took to the Searsport Flea Market, where she continued to frequent with her dog, Thor, even after her husband passed. \r\r\n\r\r\nGrete was a Past Matron of Vernon Valley O.E.S. and her husband served as her worthy patron. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by her daughters, Kim Lobley & her companion, Robert Walsh, of Mt. Vernon and Heidi Hollingsworth & her husband, Kyle, & their son, Philip, of Acton, MA, and her little companion, Thor. \r\r\n\r\r\nBy Grete?s request, there will be no funeral or visiting hours. ?Just remember me as you knew me.? \r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop.