Miscellaneous Oxford County, Maine Obituaries

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Mrs. Francis M. Grant
2000-02-03
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI - Frances M. Grant, 69 of Hebron died Friday, January 28, 2000 at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 5, 1930, the daughter of Hugh Strout and Ora Mason Strout Willey. 
She attended schools in Auburn and Mechanic Falls and graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1948. She had worked in area shoe shops and in the fabric department in stores in Massachusetts and Maine.
Mrs. Grant was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Oxford. She enjoyed sewing and making quilts.
On August 28, 1948 she married Gerald Grant Sr. They have spent the last nine winters in the Biloxi area.
Survivors include her husband of Hebron; five sons Jerry Jr. of Gray, Thomas of Korea, Robert of Mexico, NY, Millard of Oxford, SC and Donald of Sacramento, CA;one brother, Ralph Strout of Auburn; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held Tuesday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls where services were held that evening. Interment will be Thursday at 11a.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.

Robert R. Kimball
FRYEBURG - Robert R. Kimball, 57, of Fryeburg and North Waterford died Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at his residence.
He was born at Bridgton on July 10, 1942, the son of Charles and Ruth Kimball. He was educated in Bridgton schools. 
He had worked in the woodworking industry as a lathe operator for Forest Industries. He also enjoyed woodworking at his home as a hobby and was interested in panning for gold. 
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He married Ellie Holt on December 8, 1962, and she died on March 10, 1997.
He later married Eleanor Johnson on July 18, 1998. 
He is survived by his wife of Fryeburg; a son, Robert Jr.; two daughters, Sherri Walker of Fryeburg and Wendy Whiting of Denmark; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, six sisters, Louise Haas of Otisfield, Shirley Bryant of Brunswick, Polly Ross of Bowdoinham, Nancy Arris of Bridgton, Betty Andrews of Waterford and Linda Adams of Bridgton; two brothers, Charles Jr., of Gray and Edmund of Bridgton. 
Memorial Services were held for Mr. Kimball at the North Waterford Congregational Church with the Rev. Janice Wilcox officiating on Saturday, January 29, 2000. Interment will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Bridgton in the spring. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.

Avis June Seames
Avis June Seames, 62, of Old County Road, Bryant Pond, wife of William Seames, died Tuesday, January 25, at her residence, with her family by her side. 
She was born the daughter of Ola (Billings) Miele, and the late Emile Miele, April 4, 1937, in Bryant Pond. 
She attended the Milton and Rumford schools. 
For many years years she worked at the former Echo Mill in Locke Mills, and later at Penley's Mill, in West Paris, from which she retired in 1990, due to ill health. She was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church, and was the President of the Woodstock Fire Department ,Auxiliary. 
She married William Seames, December 7, 1956, and they had maintained their home in Woodstock for the past 44 years, enjoying camping on the coast of Maine, and also at their camp in Stratton. 
Besides her mother, and husband, she is survived by three sons, Frank and his wife, Jerry, of Albany, Alan and his wife, Malinda, of Woodstock, and Robert and his companion, Karen, also of Woodstock; a brother, Norman Miele and his wife, Janice, of Peru; a sister, Brenda Hodgeton, and her husband, Brian, of Oxford; six grandchildren, Dareth and Chris, of Albany, Hana and Will, of Woodstock, and Mariah and Tim, also of Woodstock, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Locke Mills Union Church, on Friday, January 28; interment will be in the Hathaway/Day Cemetery, Old County Road, Bryant Pond, in the spring.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Mrs. Seames' memory to Locke Mills Union Church, c/o Beverly Melville, Greenwood, ME 04255 or Woodstock Fire Department, c/o Geff Inman, 424 Old County Rd., Bryant Pond, ME 04219.
Arrangements were by the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock.

Kathleen Woodworth Hunt
SOUTH PARIS - Kathleen Woodworth Hunt, 68, of Norway died Thursday January 13, 2000 at the Maine Veterans' Home in South Paris .
She was born in South Paris on December 23, 1931, the daughter of R. Henry and Mary Prentiss Woodworth. 
She was a graduate of South Paris High with the class of 1950. She had worked for many years with her husband Nate at Katies Kitchen in West Paris. 
She liked plants, singing and poetry, and was a great cook. She had served as President of Women in Business. 
She married Nathan Hunt on December 31, 1951. 
She is survived by her husband of Norway; two daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Tom Jordan of South Paris, Lynda and Scott Hamilton of Norway; two sons, Stephen and and his wife, Marie, of Waterford, and Nathan Edwin of Norway; two brothers, Raymond Woodworth of Otisfield and James Woodworth of Woodbury, NJ.; two sisters, Florence Cairns of North Waterford and Geneva Holahan of Durango, CO and eight grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Emerson and a brother, Robert Woodworth.
Funeral Services were held at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, on Monday, January 17, 2000 with Joseph Perham officiating.
Interment will be in the Riverside Annex Cemetery in the spring. Donations in Mrs. Hunt's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Unit at the Maine Veterans' Home, 477 High St., South Paris, 04281.

William Scotty Whytock
RUMFORD - William Scotty Whytock, 87, of Mexico died Sunday, January 30, 2000 at the Rumford Community Hospital, Rumford. 
He had resided on Main Street, Mexico and been a resident in the area most of his life.
He was born in Bannockburn, Scotland, October 14, 1912, the son of James and Annis (Brown) Whytock and attended schools in Scotland and Mexico, Maine. 
Mr. Whytock was employed by Oxford Paper Company in Rumford as an electrician for over 37 years when he retired in 1975. 
He had also been active for over 55 years in the Mexico Fire Department and served as chief for the last 20 years before his retirement in 1988.
He had served as Past Governor of St. Andrews Society of Maine, a very active member of the Mexico Congregational Church, a very active member and Past President of the Clan Chisolm, member of the Boise Cascade 25-year Club, Past Chief of the Mexico Fire Department and Past President of the Mexico Fire Department Relief Association, Past President of the Western Maine Firemen's Association, member of the Maine State Fire Chiefs Association, Social and life member of Rumford Falls Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 
He was also a champion soccer player and had played for the Oxford Bears, who were state champs in 1932 and later played professional soccer for the Sommerville Soccer Club in Sommerville, MA, for several years.
He was married in Rumford on November 26, 1938 to the former Helen Marshall of Mexico, who survives. 
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Judy) Broomhall of Mexico; five grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Lynn) Gould of Mexico, Mrs. Edward (Kathy) Carey Jr. of Rumford; Scott Whytock and his fiancee, Sarah Keegan of Thomaston; and Beth Whytock of Dixfield; two great-granddaughters, Amanda Carey of Rumford and Kristin Gould of Mexico; two brothers, Robert Whytock and his wife, Jane, of Augusta and John Whytock and his wife Viola, of Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Agnes) Hardy of Auburn; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Whytock of Dixfield and a brother-in-law, Paul Gallant of Mexico. He was predeceased by a son, William G. Whytock; a brother, James Whytock and two sisters, Annie Gallant and Kay Hall.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford. with calling hours Tuesday evening. Internment will be in the spring in the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico. 
Those who desire may contribute to the Mexico Congregational Church, Main Street, Mexico, ME, 04257, in his memory. 

Mr. Leland E. Kimball
2000-02-24
WESTBETHEL- Leland E. Kimball, 68, of Route 2, West Bethel, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at his residence. 
Mr. Kimball was born in Bethel, February 9, 1932, the son of the late Albert and Flora Kimball. 
He attended Bethel, and Norway schools graduating from Norway High School. Mr. Kimball then went to Rollings College, in Winter Haven, Florida, receiving a B.A., in English, where he lived with the late Dr. and Mrs. Selling, summer residents of Songo Pond. Anthony Perkins, an actor, probably best known for his role in themovie thriller, Psycho, was a close college and life-long friend. 
An English teacher, by profession, Mr. Kinmball was associated with Bridgton High School, and for nearly a quarter of a century, until his retirement, with Lee Academy. 
Mr. Kimball is survived by a sister: Carol Cox, of South Woodstock; and a brother Rodney Bunny Kimball, of West Bethel, as well as several half brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
At his request there are nopublic visiting hours, or funeral service. Following cremation, burial will be in the Lee Cemetery, Lee, ME. 

Mrs. Isabelle Sherman Jackson
2000-02-24
LEWISTON - Isabelle Sherman Jackson, 78, of Oxford died Monday, February 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. 
She was born in Littleton, NH on August 28, 1921, the daughter of Reuben and Lotte (Donaghy) Sherman. She attended Littleton High School and then married William Jackson. 
Mrs Jackson previously lived in Rhode Island and Whitefield, NH before moving to Oxford in 1962. She worked at B.E. Cole Shoe Factory for several years and Cornwall's and Oxford Pine Products. She also did volunteer work with the elderly at Androscoggin Home Health.
Mrs. Jackson loved gardening, and she grew beautiful vegetables and flowers. She also enjoyed knitting, oil painting, the out-of-doors, and being with her grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure was going to the ocean at Wells Beach with her family. She was a woman of great strength, character, and an inspiration to all. She showed great determination in her battle with cancer, which she was able to overcome for 11 years until the day she died.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by two sons, Andrew Jackson of CA and Timothy Jackson of GA; two daughters, Jane Haskell of South Paris and Kathleen Pandaria of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Tanya Turner of Oxford, Tabitha Smith of Norway, Jennifer Chagnon of Norway, Jeremy Smith of Lovell, April Barker of Mechanic Falls, and Timmy Jackson Jr. of Georgia; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, and 10 sisters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home in Norway, with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse of the Grace Fellowship Church in Oxford officiating. Interment will be in the Webber Brook Cemetery in Oxford in the spring. 
Donations in Mrs. Jackson's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Box 458, Brunswick, ME 04011. 

Miss Eileen Hall
2000-02-24
WYOMISSING, PA - Eileen Hall, 68, of Wyomissing, PA died Saturday, December 25, in St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was born in Manchester, NH, a daughter of the late Orrin W. and Vivian (Gillespie) Hall.
She graduated from Norway High School in 1948 and from Tufts College. 
She was a System Analyst at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, retiring last February
She is survived by a sister Maureen (Hall) Albright and several nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by a brother Orrin.
A private service will be held in New Hampshire in the spring. 

Mr. Alfred W. Taylor
2000-02-24
SOUTHPARIS- Alfred W. Taylor, 86, of Gary St., South Paris died Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born in Sidney, ME on August 31, 1913, the son of Harry and Ethel May Hinkley Taylor. 
He graduated from Gould Academy in 1934.
On May 8, 1935, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, served for two years and was honorably discharged in 1937. 
Mr. Taylor served as a police officer for South Portland Naval Shipyard from 1937 to 1941, when he then served as Desk Sergeant until 1943.
He re-enlisted into the U. S. Army on July 21, 1943, serving as a 1st Sergeant under General Patton, in the 3rd Army, spending 21 months in the European Theater. During this time he participated in five campaigns and received five battle stars. He also received the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Wreath, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Medal as well as the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Germany during April of 1945. Mr. Taylor was honorably discharged on December 29, 1945.
Mr. Taylor entered the National Guard in 1955, at which time he served as the administrative, supply, and maintenance technician, and was honorably discharged in 1958.
From 1958 to 1965, he served as a chief administrator for the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department. In 1966, Mr. Taylor then served as the Town Manager for the Town of New Gloucester, until he retired. After retirement, he moved to Huntsville, AL with his wife, where he received an honorary deputy commission from the Madison County Sheriffs Department.
In 1989 he returned to Maine, and resided in South Paris with his wife, where he did volunteer work for the Norway Police Department. He was a member of the South Paris Baptist Church.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carolyn Tripp Taylor of South Paris; two daughters, Judith Vickerson of New Gloucester and Janice Bickford of Windham; four grandchildren, Theron Bickford, Trina Dehetre, Justin Bickford and Paul Vickerson and five great-grandchildren.
Family and friends attended memorial services Sunday, February 20, 2000 at the South Paris Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Knowles officiating. Spring interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Gorham. Those who wish may make donations in Mr. Taylor's memory to the Guillain Barre Syndrome Foundation, PO Box 262, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or the South Paris Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Mr. Joseph D. Pallas
2000-02-24
SOUTHPARIS- Joseph D. Pallas, 79, of South Paris died Friday, February 18, 2000 at Market Square Health Care Center. 
He was born in Washington, DC on March 8, 1920, the son of James A. and Hattie V. Plummer Pallas. 
He was educated in Washington, DC schools. He proudly served in the U. S. Army in WWII in the Pacific and in Korea as an M/Sgt. 
Prior to his retirement in 1976 he spent 30 years under Civil Service in the Dept. of Environmental Services as an engineer in the city of Washington, DC. 
He resided in Myrtle Beach, SC for 16 years before moving to South Paris in 1996. 
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, SC and the Myrtle Beach Lodge No. 353, A.F. & A. M.
He is survived by his wife, the former Irene R. Major of South Paris; one daughter, Anne and her husband Stanley Lane of Albuquerque, NM; one son, James Pallas of Concordia, MO; a granddaughter, Nicole Pallas of Greensboro, NC and a grandson, Christopher Lane of Las Vegas, NV; two stepdaughters, Carol Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD and Virginia Murphy of South Paris; a stepson, David Ragland of Virginia; three step grandchildren, Chip Williams and Michelle Williams of Maryland, and Carrie Hayden of Lewiston; one great grandson and three step great grandchildren;two nieces and two nephews of Maryland. 
He was predeceased by a brother, John and a step granddaughter, Laura Williams.
Memorial Services were held on Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris with the Rev. Henry Male officiating. Public Masonic services were held prior to the service. 

Mr. Clifford Kimball
2000-02-24
NORWAY- Clifford Kimball, 93, of Oxford died Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Albany on February 22, 1906, the son of Frank R. and Bertha Bell Edson Kimball. 
He attended schools in Harrison and Otisfield. He was a woodsman and had done odd jobs most of his life. He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Army. 
He married Dorothy Muller, who predeceased him.
He is survived by one brother, Edwin of Oxford; three sisters, Gladys Cousins of Otisfield, Blanche Cross and Ruby Hodsdon both of Bridgton and a step-son, Willis Hoover of N. Bridgton.
At the request of the family there will be no services at this time. Interment will be in the Bolsters Mills Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.

Carl Bisbee
2000-05-18
SOUTHPARIS- Committal services for Carl Bisbee will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris with military honors; Arrangements by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mrs. Madlyn B. Whitley
2000-05-18
NORWAY-Madlyn B. Whitley, 87, formerly of South Paris died Sunday morning, May 14. 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Augusta, December 25,1912, the daughter of Cleveland and Marian Morrill Bell.
She graduated from Paris High School in 1931. She attended Columbia School of Education in 1932-33 and graduated from the University of Maine College of Education in 1960.
Mrs. Whitley was an elementary school teacher for 45 years having taught in Presque Isle, North Paris, Newport,Welchville, South Paris and Lewiston. She was loved by her students and was an unofficial mother to many. Her love of teaching was evident by the many generations she taught.She also tutored in her home and for several years was a cook at Camp Pinecliff.
She was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association, Deering Memorial Methodist Church in South Paris, the Mr. and Mrs Club and the Women's group of the church and the Paris Alumni Association.
In February 1939 she married Wilbur Whitley who died in 1981.
Survivors include three sons and their wives Robert L. and Carolyn of Livermore, Charles E. and Theresa of South Paris and William J. and Judy of Vasselboro; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery,West Bethel.
Family and friends called at the funeral home Tuesday evening.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, ME. 

Mr. Harold W. Canwell
2000-05-18
SOUTHPARIS- Harold W. Canwell, 94, of Oxford died Friday May 12, 2000 at the Market Square Health Care Facility in South Paris.
He was born in Welchville on February 4, 1906, the son of Walter and Sadie Henley Canwell. 
He was educated in Albany schools. He had worked at farming, the poultry business, and worked for Robinson Manufacturing over 22 years. 
He was a life-member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Hamlin Temple #44 of Oxford, Minehaha Temple in Stoneham, Sons of Union Veterans, past gate keeper of his Grange in Oxford. He had lived in the Oxford area most all his life. 
He married the former Dorothy Jackson on February 4, 1950. 
He is survived by his wife of Oxford; a son, Leonard and wife Barbara Canwell of Oxford; a daughter, Carolyn and husband Charles of South Woodstock; a granddaughter Bethany Lowe serving in the United States Navy; two sisters, Marjorie Sweeney of Norway and Edith Bird of Oxford. He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Chelluck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway with Rev. Gertrude DeCoteau officiating. Interment was in the Cragie Cemetery in Oxford. Family and friends attended Monday evening. 

Elna M. Williams
2000-05-18
SOUTH PARIS - Committal services for Elna M. Williams will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mrs. Barbara M. Newell
2000-05-18
WESTPARIS-Barbara M. Newell, 80, of South Paris, died Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the Ledgeview Convalescent Center.
She was born in West Bethel on November 14, 1919, the daughter of Dean and Dorothy Morrill Martin. 
She was a graduate of South Paris High School in 1936. She had worked at Minnie's Food Shop in South Paris and also worked at Hannaford Bros. Shop n' Save, retiring after 20 years.
She was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church of South Paris and the South Paris Firemen's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and most of all her family. She had lived in the South Paris area most all of her life. 
She married Stanley B. Newell on July 18, 1944. 
She is survived by her husband of South Paris; a son, Dan and his wife Emily of Bowdoinham; a daughter, Chris and her husband Steve of North Berwick; two grandchildren, Scot of Norway and Dean of San Antonio, TX; three sisters, Collene and John Tucker and Betty and John Bryant, and Wilma McLaughlin all of South Paris; a brother, Randall and his wife Bea Martin of Middletown, CT. 
She was predeceased by a brother, Rodney Martin and a sister, Muriel Colburn. 
Family and friends attended a graveside service on Tuesday, May 16 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. 
Donations in Mrs. Newell's memory may be sent to the Universalist Unitarian Church in South Paris. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler funeral Home, South Paris. 

Leah Townsend
2000-05-18
SOUTHPARIS- Memorial graveside services for Leah Townsend will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. 
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Isabelle Jackson
2000-05-18
OXFORD- Committal services for Isabelle Jackson will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford; arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Daniel W. Bennett II
2000-05-18
EAST SUMNER - Spring committal services for Daniel W. Bennett II, 32, of Sumner will be held Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery in East Sumner. Rev. Scott Jones will be officiating; arrangements under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, S.Paris. 

Mr. Roland M. Swan
2000-05-18
PORTLAND- Roland M. Swan, 74 of South Paris died Sunday evening, May 14, 2000, at Maine Medical Center.
He was born in South Paris, December 15,1925, the son of Wilber and Lura Morrill Swan.
He graduated from Paris High School in 1943 and attended the Franklin Technical Institute in Boston.
He faithfully served his country in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Swan started Kevin Heights in September 1959 and in 1964 he started Swan Supply on Main Street in Norway. 
He was very civic minded and each year he awarded a scholarship to a graduating student. 
He was a member of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club for over 30 years; he was a past master and trustee of Paris Lodge #94 AF&AM,Kora Temple and the Scottish Rite. 
He was a 32nd degree mason and served as Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Maine in 1961-62. 
He was also a member of the Floyd-Harlow Post 9787 VFW and was a long time member of the Norway Country Club.
On June 21,1947 he married Elaine Hennessey of Oxford. Mrs. Swan died December 18, 1992.
On January 14, 2000 he married Connie Pettis of Oxford.
Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patti of Waterford; a daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Ricky Andrews of South Paris; two sisters, Barbara Frost of South Paris and Theresa Law of Yuciapa, CA; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Andrea Andrews of South Paris; a step daughter Rebecca Laliberte of Greene and a step granddaughter Lori-Anne Laliberte of Greene.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, South Paris with interment following in Riverside Cemetery, South Paris.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Public Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Paris Lodge #94 AF&AM. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in Mr. Swan's memory to the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Charitable Trust, P.O.Box 174, Norway, Maine. 

Mrs. Catherine E. Welch
2000-05-18
AUBURN- Catherine E. Welch, 81, of Norway died Wednesday May 10, 2000 at the Clover Manor Estates. 
She was born in Lewiston on March 30, 1919, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Jennie Potter Carr. She graduated from the Maine School for the Deaf. 
She married Henry Getchell who predeceased her in 1976. She remarried in June of 1978 to Edward Welch. 
Mrs. Welch in her earlier years worked as a beautician and in Norway shoe shops. She then worked for the Baxter School for the Deaf and retired from there in 1984. Since retiring she has been teaching sign language as an adult education class in Norway.
She was a member of the Maine Mission for the Deaf and the Gaudellette Association of the Deaf. Mrs. Welch was known for her talent in crafts and handywork. She was an exceptional cook and also enjoyed canning.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Welch of Auburn; a daughter Jane Moore of Stoneham; a sister Irene Chaplin of New Gloucester; two grand children Gail Morang of South Paris and Lynn Wiles of Oxford; four great grandchildren; one niece Rita Emch of New Gloucester; seven step children; 39 step grandchildren, 17 great step children and five great great step grandchildren.
There were visiting hours Friday May 12 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. Funeral services were Saturday at the funeral home. Interment followed at the Pikes Hill Cemetery. 
Donations in her memory can be made to the Baxter School for the Deaf. 

Mrs. Elyse A. Fisher
2000-05-18
NORWAY- Elyse A. Fisher, 51, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Bethel on September 26, 1948 the daughter of Edward A. and Georgia Yates Haines. 
She graduated from Bethel Academy, going to Women's Unlimited several years later to be trained to work for the State of Maine. She had been on a survey crew of the Maine Department of Transportation. 
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, crafts, crafted mice and her computer. She also loved hummingbirds. 
She is survived by three sons, Donald A. Fisher of Turner, Bradley C. Fisher of Bowdoin and Terrance A. King of South Paris; one brother; Gilbert Haines of Bethel; three sisters; Nina Smith and Grace Kloock both of Hillsboro, OR, and Irene Martin of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Christopher Fisher of Turner, Savannah E. Fisher of Bowdoin and Jacob A. King of South Paris; her fiance, Kenneth Knights of Oxford, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 13, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Saturday also. Interment was in the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, Box 456, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

Neil A. Austin
LEWISTON- Neil A. Austin, 65, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Marshwood Health Care Center after a short and severe bout with cancer. 
He was born in Norway, June 20, 1934, the son of Edwin and Dorothy Hussey Austin. 
He attended Norway High School. He retired from C. B. Cummings after 35 years of employment. 
He also cleaned at Key Bank in Norway for several years. Always busy and working, he worked part time at Betsey's in Oxford up until his illness became too much. 
He had lived in Oxford Pines Trailer Park for 25 years. Mr. Austin loved doing things outdoors, whether it was planting flowers, mowing the lawn, raking or fixing something around his trailer. 
He would do anything for anybody, family or friend. He was always giving of himself and his time. He enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, and did beautiful upholstery work. Everything he did was done to perfection.
Also he had a musical ear and could play the piano, accordion, and violin and had an excellent singing voice. 
He was a true animal lover, and loved to go to Skowhegan to visit his niece's dairy farm. 
He will be missed by his family and friends, especially his niece Gerry and her family, Tracy, Bill and Tyler. 
Survivors include two sisters, Karen Stanley and Sylvia Gerlaugh both of Oxford; a brother, Donald and his wife Dorothy of North Norway; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Herman (Stan), Francis (Zeke), Horace (Bud), and Cecil and one sister, Evelyn. 
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Norway Center Cemetery in North Norway with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse officiating. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011. 
Arrangements under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.


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