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Harriet G. Nana Noyes
2000-10-05
NORWAY - Harriet G. Nana Noyes, 82, of Norway died Monday, October 2, 2000 at Norway Rehabilitation & Living Center. 
She was born in Auburn on December 3, 1917 the daughter of Hartley P. and Winnafred E. Johnson Greenleaf. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1935. She had been a housewife and mother. 
She married Francis E. Noyes on March 3, 1936, he died May 10, 1985. 
She was a Past Matron of Purity Chapter O.E.S., State Director, North American Family Campers Association, former Secretary, New England Charter Member, 1st woman President Pine Tree Chapter #33 of North American Family Campers Association, a member of the Oxford Congregational Church and the Oxford Fireman's Auxilliary. 
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Treadwell of Minot and Margaret Meserve of South Paris; two sons, Hartley Bud Noyes and Erland Bing Noyes both of Auburn; one brother, Reginald Greenleaf of Hartford, 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Gwen Brooks of Farmington, NH. 
She was predeceased by three brothers, Hartley P. Greenleaf, Jr., Ernest Greenleaf and Henry Greenleaf. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 6, at 11 a.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. 
Interment will be in the Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris. 
Family and friends may attend visiting hours on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in her memory can be made to Oxford Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 273, Oxford, ME 04270 or the North American Family Campers Association. 

Karl G.E Laidlaw
2000-10-05
SOUTH PARIS- Karl G.E. Laidlaw, 48 of Norway died unexpectedly Friday, September 29, 2000, in South Paris. 
He was born in Goldsboro, N.C.,April 10, 1952, the son of Earl and Alese Edgerton Laidlaw.He attended Deering High School and worked at Grover Gundrilling.Karl was a member of Tri-Town Rescue in West Paris.
He enjoyed electronics, tinkering, mining, hiking, nature, the outdoors, hunting and reading.
He was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Harley Club.He was a great father who loved his family and was loved by many people.
Survivors include his former wife and long time companion, Tammy, of Norway; four children, Willow Sea Laidlaw of South Paris, Lucas Earl Laidlaw of Las Vegas, Nevada, Autumn Sage Laidlaw of Norway and Elijah Diamond Darius Laidlaw of Norway; his father of Norway; brothers and sisters, Eric and Kristopher both of Chicago, Schoenen Wing and Sarah Laidlaw both of Westbrook and Morgan Silver of Eustis and several nieces and nephews. 
Family and friends may attend memorial services Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main Street, Norway.
The family invites friends to join them following the service at Lakeview Cemetery, Norway.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in his memory to Tri-Town Rescue,West Paris,ME. 

Elizabeth G. Croteau
2000-10-05
NORWAY- Elizabeth G. Croteau, 63, of Oxford died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Stephens Memorial Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer. 
She was born in Lewiston, May 15, 1937, the daughter of Earland and Thelma Holt Allen and attended the schools of Norway.
She had been a homemaker most of her life and she enjoyed doing crafts.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Mariann and Kenneth Bonang of Oxford; a son and his companion, Steven Seamon and Linda Caron of Oxford, three grandsons, Ron Strohl, Matthew Seamon and Cody Bonang; a special granddaughter Alexis Caron, two brothers, William Allen of Norway and Paul Allen of Oxford; two sisters, Elaine Curtis of Oxford and Linda Culter of Otisfield.
Mrs. Croteau was predeceased by two children, Judith Ann and Michael Seamon; a brother, Richard Allen and a sister Judith Allen. 
Private graveside services were held with interment in Riverside Cemetery,Oxford.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to Oxford Rescue, P.O. Box 273, Oxford, ME. Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Elva Marshall McAllister
2000-10-05
NORWAY - Elva Marshall McAllister, 89, of Norway died Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Norway Rehabilitation & Living Center surrounded by her family. 
She was born in Brownfield on December 23, 1910, the daughter of Leslie C. and Jean Swan Poor. She attended schools in Brownfield, Cornish, Bethel and Rumford. 
She worked at the Portland Shipyard during WWII and after moving to Norway in 1949 she clerked at Stones Drug Store, Lucks Market and W. T. Grants. She has also worked at the Bethel Inn. 
She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. 
She married Everett Marshall in 1926. She later married Francis McAllister. 
She is survived by one son, John and his wife Evelyn Marshall of Norway; a son-in-law, Robert Swan of Chelsea; one step-sister, Virginia Walker of Bethel; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and the extended family of the late Francis McAllister. 
She was predeceased by both husbands; a brother, Cecil Poor; two daughters, Marilyn Toher of R.I. and Elizabeth Swan of Chelsea and a grandson, Stevie Toher of R.I. 
Graveside services were held on Sunday, October 1, 2000 at the Wayside Cemetery in West Paris. Mrs. McAllister's grandchildren wrote and read the graveside service.
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Arthur Lewis Sr.
2000-10-05
BRIDGTON - Arthur Lewis Sr., 89, of Harrison, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, in the Bridgton Health Care Center. 
Mr. Lewis was born August 21, 1911, in Harrison, son of the late Jessey and Mabel Kimball Lewis. Mr. Lewis attended the Harrison area schools and worked as a woodsman. 
After retirement, he worked as a scaler for a lumber mill. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Harrison Historical Society. 
He is survived by three sons, James, Arthur Jr., and Jeffrey, all of Harrison; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Davis of Farmington, Mary Fogg of Casco, and Dolly Brown of CA and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lewis was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Ethel Nutting; four brothers, Earl, Roger, Oscar, and Will Lewis; and three sisters, Georgia Andrews, Jessie Brown, and Ruth Roy. 
Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 30, in the Maple Ridge Cemetery, Harrison. 
Arrangements were by the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, Bridgton. 

Laina Rogers
2000-10-05
GORHAM - Laina (Komulainen) Rogers, 86, widow of Charles P. Rogers, of the Gorham House, Old Portland Road, and formerly of West Paris died early Monday morning, October 2, 2000. 
Mrs. Rogers was born in Greenwood, Feb. 18, 1914, the daughter of the late Kalle and Annie (Huotari) Komulainen, and attended West Paris schools, graduating from West Paris High Schoolwith the class of 1932. 
She then attended the State Street School of Nursing, Portland, where she earned her R. N. 
In 1942 she married Charles P. Rogers, and they resided in Long Island, NY, Northfield, MA, and Goodwin Mills. 
Mrs. Rogers did nursing duty all of her working career, and was active in the churches where she lived. 
She belonged to the Kalevala Women's Group, and the Finnish Heritage Society of Maine. 
Mrs. Rogers is survived by two sisters, Miina Bylander, of Salem, NH, and Elvie Morin, of Portland; three brothers, William Komulainen, of Daytona Beach, FL, Toivo Komulainen, of Goodwin Mills, and Hugo Komulainen, of Standish, as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Rogers was pre-deceased by her husband, and a brother Alpa Komulainen. 
At her request there are no visiting hours, and funeral services will be private. 
Donations may be made to Finnish American Heritage Society, of ME, c/o Eva Lundstrom, 12 Hawk Ridge Rd., Apt. 1, Harrison, ME 04040. 
Arrangements are by the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock. 

Elizabeth Theresa Wood Sturtevant
2000-10-26
BRIDGEPORT, CT - Elizabeth Theresa Wood Sturtevant, 72, of Stratford, CT, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at Bridgeport Hospital. 
Mrs. Sturtevant was born in Farmington and had resided in Connecticut since 1960. 
She was a retired CNA for Golden Hill Nursing Home. She was a Board Member for the Center for Independent Living, a member of the Baldwin Center Rap Sessions, and a Board Member of People to Places for the Handicap. 
She was the widow of Glen Almer Sturtevant. 
Survivors include two sons, Glen Elmer Sturtevant of Milford, CT, and Mark Clyde Sturtevant of Florence, NJ; four daughters; Theresa Ann Gaydos of Stratford, CT, Linda Vivian Vargo of Milford, CT, Glenis Diane Pasuth and Janice Elizabeth Forgette both of Stratford, CT; two sisters; Ruth Lincoln of Strong, and Joan Rideout of Gorham; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services were held on Friday, October 20, at the Streaked Mountain Cemetery in South Paris. 
Family and friends may attend visiting hours on Friday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unity Hill Congregational Church, 364 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, CT or the Center for Independent Living, 80 Ferry Blvd. Stratford, CT.
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Percy Warren Martin Jr.
2000-10-26
NORWAY - Percy Warren Martin Jr., age 77, of Norway, died Thursday, October 19, 2000 in the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. 
Mr. Martin was born in Bridgton on June 18, 1923, son of the late Percy Sr. and Ruth Leavitt Martin. He attended the South Bridgton Grammar School and graduated from Bridgton Academy, Class of 1942. He also graduated from the Portland School of Fine Art. 
Mr. Martin was employed by T.D. Whitney doing display work, and he retired in 1981 from Leachmere Sales in Boston. 
Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Navy in the Medical Corps during the Pacific Theater, also involved in many operations in the Occupation of Japan. 
He was a member of the Bridgton Historical Society and the Bridgton Academy Alumni. 
Mr. Martin is survived by two brothers, Dr. Rex T. Martin of Harrison and Paul Martin of Denmark; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
He was predeceased by two sisters, Daisy Ross and Ruth Clough Griffin, and a brother, Harrison Clough. 
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, Bridgton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Bridgton Historical Society of Bridgton Academy. 

Ethyl L. Horne
2000-10-26
SOUTH PARIS - Ethyl L. Horne, 90, of South Paris died Thursday, October 19, 2000 at Market Square Health Care Center. 
She was born in Lynn, MA, on November 17, 1910, the daughter of Lee Roy and Hattie Lord. 
She graduated from Danvers High School and Essex Agricultural Institute. 
She had been a homemaker. She was a member of the Porter Parsonsfield Grange in Kezar Falls and a girl scout leader. 
She married John Stewart Horne on August 8, 1931; he died in April of 1994. 
She is survived by two daughters, Bettie L. Doane of Hudson, FL, and Barbara A. Nappa of Situate, MA; one son, John S. Horne of Albany Township; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 9 nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by three brothers, Albert Lord, Ellsworth Lord and Charles Lord. 
Graveside services were held at the Oakdale Cemetery in Middleton, MA, on Monday, October 23. Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral home, Norway. 

Robert W. Drew
2000-10-26
OTISFIED - Memorial Services for Robert. W. Drew will be held at 1 p.m. on October 28 at Oakdale Cemetery in Otisfield.
Correction
Mr. Drew's stepdaughter is Stephanie Staples not Stephanie Smith. 

John A. Schultz
2000-10-26
PORTLAND - John A. Schultz, age 91, of Portland, died Sunday, October 15, at Maine Medical Center. 
Mr. Schultz was born May 25, 1909, in Wallington, PA, son of the late Frank and Mary (Milewski) Schultz. 
He worked in the jewelry business for over 70 years, owning and operating two jewelry stores in Lansdale, PA and later a jewelry store in Bridgton, and also in Portland. 
Mr. Schultz's interests included geology and he spent many years mining gem stones and making beautiful jewelry pieces. He was an accomplished artist and has had several paintings on display at the Hayes Gallery in Portland for the last several months. He also was a gifted musician and played the violin. 
His wife, Louise (Mayberry) Schultz, died in 1988. 
He is survived by two brothers, Tom and Jim of Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Amelia Beer of Ashton, PA, Mary Edwards and Helen Leapold of Newton Square, PA; a son, John A. Jr. of Burlington, VT; two grandsons and three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were on Thursday, October 19, in the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home in Bridgton. 
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 20, at the funeral home, and graveside services followed in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Bridgton. 

Ida E. Whitman
2000-10-26
NORWAY - Ida E. Whitman, 84, of South Paris died Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in South Paris on December 26, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Alma Ruuska Whitman.
She graduated from Paris High School in 1935 and attended Pelletier School of Beauty Culture. During WWII she worked for Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. 
Later she worked at several local shoe shops including B. E. Cole and Francine Shoe, retiring in 1980. 
She was a life long member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in South Paris. She loved knitting and jigsaw puzzles. 
She is survived by four sisters, Annie Thompson, Veino and her husband Don Glines, Tekla Lafrance all of South Paris, and Martha and her husband Gordon Edgar of N. Andover, MA; a sister-in-law, Trudy Whitman of Norway and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 
She was predeceased by a brother, Oiva Whitman and a sister, Lempi Thompson. 
A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 21 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in South Paris, with a committal service at the church. 
Interment will be at a later date in the King Hill Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church, c/o Eva Heikkinen, 34 Buckfield Rd., South Paris, ME 04281. 
Arrangements under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Louise Smith Diamant
2000-10-26
SOUTH PARIS - Louise Smith Diamant, 78, of South Paris died at her home Sunday, October 15, 2000 with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
She was born in North Norway on June 6, 1922, the daughter of Leander Carl and Ruth E. White Austin. 
She graduated from Norway High School in 1940. 
She worked at Robinson's Manufacturing Company for over 35 years. 
She was a member of the Oxford Advent Christian Church. 
She was a avid reader, she loved cooking and sewing. 
She was a loving mother and homemaker. 
She married Walter H. Smith August 9, 1940; he died in 1977. 
She later married Edward Diamant on June 23, 1986, he died in 1997. 
She is survived by two sons, Gary Smith and his wife Bonita of Oxford, and Michael S. Smith and his wife Karen of Norway; one daughter, Linda and her husband Lee Arsenault of South Paris; five sisters, Barbara Lane of Massachusetts, Marjory Bean of S. Paris, Doris Tarr of Litchfield, Betty Fitts of Mechanic Falls and Mavis Roy of Pennsylvania; one brother, Robert Austin of Mechanic Falls; two stepsons, Edward Thomas Diamant and his wife Judith of Zephyrhills, FL, and Donald Diamant and his wife Sharon of FL; three stepdaughters, Juanita and her husband Alvin Hap Green of Turner, Sandra and her husband Paul Fortin of Mechanic Falls, and Nancy and her husband Robert Kimball of Berwick; five grandchildren; one great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Ridley. 
A graveside service was held on Saturday, October 21, 2000 at the Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. 
Family and friends attended visiting hours Thursday evening at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 
Those who wish may make contributions to the Oxford Advent Christian Church. 

Richard M. Adams
2000-10-26
SOUTH PARIS - Richard M. Adams, 76, of Buckfield, died peacefully at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris on Friday, October 20, 2000. 
He was born in Sumner, on March 14, 1924, the son of the Arthur J. and Gladys (Morrill) Adams. 
After his parents died, he lived in West Sumner with his grandmother Chandler. 
He attended elementary school in West Sumner and graduated from Buckfield High School with the Class of 1941. 
He entered the Army in January, 1943, and served in the European Theater where he received the Purple Heart. 
On June 11, 1943, he married Helen Bradbury and they made their home in North Buckfield. 
Mr. Adams was a rural letter carrier in Buckfield for 35 years. 
Truly believing in giving back to his community, he served the Town of Buckfield as Town Meeting Moderator for many years. 
He also moderated the S.A.D. 39 Budget Meetings, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the Zadoc Long Free Library for over 40 years. 
He joined and participated in many civic and fraternal organizations. He was an active member of the Oxford County and the Maine Rural Letter Carriers Associations, serving as President of both associations, and as the first state steward of the state association. 
He and Helen enjoyed being able to travel to National Rural Letter Carrier Association Conventions for many years. 
He was a past member of the Board of Directors of Community Concepts; an active member of the Buckfield Community Church; he belonged to Evening Star Lodge 147, A.F. & A.M. of Buckfield for 49 years, having served as worshipful master and district deputy grand master of District 20 of the Grand Lodge of Maine; he was a patron of Mountain View Chapter 197 OES of Buckfield. 
He was Past Commander of the John D. Long Post #58,American Legion and a member of the Holland-Damon-Maxim VFW Post; also, he was a Past President and Honoree of the Buckfield High School Alumni Association. 
After retiring from the postal service in 1984, Mr. Adams was town manager in Rangeley. 
He then became a Vista Volunteer in Oxford County. This enabled him to do the research and set up the Oxford County United Way. 
After his Vista Volunteer time was up, he became the first executive director of the United Way and held that post for several years. 
Finally, he retired to spend time with Helen and their family and to travel and socialize. 
He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and everyone whose lives he touched. 
He is survived by Helen, his wife of 57 years; his two sons, Rick and his wife Nonie of High Point, NC, and Brian and his wife Callie of Sabattus; two daughters, Kathy and her husband Lowell Adams-Iller of Auburn, and Bonnie Maguire of Searsmont; seven granddaughters, Sarah and her husband Steve Griffith, Karen and her husband Wei-Li Chong, Andrea and her husband Matthew Toone, Bridget Maguire, Betsy Maguire, Angela Adams, and Jennifer Adams; two step-granddaughters, Sonja and Jennifer Iller; four great-grandchildren, Steven, Joshua, and Katie Griffith and Jackson Maguire; a sister-in-law Shirley Adams; one niece, seven nephews and many cousins. 
He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Kathryn; his brothers, George, Charles, and Edward; his half-brothers, Arthur, Jr. and David; his half-sister, Barbara McCaig; and his son-in-law, Gregory W. Maguire. 
Visiting hours were held on Monday, October 23, at the Buckfield Community Church in Buckfield. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, in the Buckfield Community Church with the Rev. Eva Thompson officiating. 
Graveside services followed in the Buckfield Village Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buckfield Community Church.

Joan Andrews
2000-12-07
NORWAY - Joan Andrews, 74, of Harrison, died Wednesday, November 29, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. 
She was born August 1, 1926, in Sweden, the daughter of the late Leslie and Florence (Littlefield) Chandler. She graduated from the Sweden area schools. 
She married Louis Andrews on November 19, 1943. 
She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Harrison and enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilt making, and taking care of children. 
Mrs. Andrews is survived by her husband of 57 years, Louis; seven children, Carol Guy of Harrison, Stephen Andrews of Harrison, Thomas Andrews of Waterford, Keith Andrews of Harrison, Gene Andrews of Center Lovell, Donald Andrews of Sweden, and Kimberly Gadway of Harrison; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. 
Memorial services were held Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Harrison. 
Graveside services followed in the Lewis Cemetery in Harrison. Arrangements were by the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home in Bridgton.
The family requests that donations be made to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Harrison. 

George L. Brenner
2000-12-07
CAPTAIN COOK, HAWAII - George L. Brenner, 82, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died on November 18. 
Mr. Brenner was the son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Brenner of Norway Lake.
He is survived by his beloved wife Wanda and was the loving father of Mel Deja Wakefield of Moccassin, CA; three grandchildren; his brother Peter and wife Eleanor of Norway and Cinnaminson, NJ; and their children Peter Jr., Craig, and Laura Brenner. 

Geraldine R. Cook
2000-12-07
STOCKTON SPRINGS - Geraldine Gerry R. Cook, 63, passed away November 29, at her son Bruce's residence after a long battle. 
She was born February 18, 1938, in Norway, the daughter of Everard V. Monk Sr. and Nettie Rich Swan. 
She attended Norway schools and received her GED at Belfast High School in 1988. 
She had worked as a machine operator in Massachusetts, then in Belfast as a housekeeper at Penobscot Bay Meadows. She looked forward to going to Aldus Shores to came for the summer which she had done for 10 years. 
She is survived by her long-time companion, Warren Carter of Searsport; four sons, Nelson E. Riley Jr. and Vivian of Westbrook, Howard C. Riley and Gloria of Manchester, NH, Bruce E. Riley and Joanne of Stockton Springs, Richard I. Riley and Elaine of Sanford; two daughters, Velma R. Riley of Milford, MA and Pauline W. Stevens of Bangor; three step-sons and one step-daughter, Richard, Mark, Ike, and Ruth Cook of Belfast; eight brothers, Percy Monk Jr. of Bryant Pond, Ben Monk of NH, Rick Houghton of Turner, John Small of Norway, Mike Small of Norway, Everard V. Monk Jr. of Cartersville, GA, Jim Swan and John Swan of Bethel; nine sisters, Jeanie Smith of Leeds, Pat Kennedy of Phoenix, AZ, Victoria Goding of Danville, Dianna Bisbee of South Paris, Donna Ingalls of Mechanic Falls, Cheryl Noyes of Bar Mills, Linda Heaward of Oxford, Janet Bailey of Swanville, and Millie Swan of Bethel; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; and Benny, the dog. 
She was predeceased by her parents; two daughters, Brenda Riley and Sherry Riley; and one sister, Jackie Knight.
Visiting hours were held on Friday, December 1, at the Rackliffe Funeral Home in Belfast. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 2, at the Stockton Springs Community Church with Reverend Wilton Rose officiating. 
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Waldo County Home Health Care or Waldo County Hospice, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915. 

Frances Chapman
2000-12-07
WOLFEBORO, NH - Frances (Moore) Chapman of Chocorua, NH died Saturday, November 25, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, two months short of her 94th birthday. 
Born January 29, 1907, she was the daughter of Frederick and Charlotte (Young) Moore was born and brought up in Norway. 
She married Alexander Hamilton Chapman of Springfield, MA in 1925. 
After living several years in Oklahoma, Mr. Moore, a petroleum engineer with Standard Oil, was assigned to Bucharest, Rumania where the Chapmans lived for eight years before being transferred to London, England. During this time they traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Near East. They lived there into the war years, being forced to return to America in 1941. 
Once back in this country, the Chapmans lived in Washington, D.C., New York City and, for two years, in Portland where Mr. Chapman oversaw the construction of the pipe line from Maine to Montreal.
In 1935, the Chapmans bought land in Chocorua and built a cabin on Page Hill where they spent their holidays. 
Over the years Mr. Chapman made several additions to the original structure, resulting in a striking contemporary residence with a breathtaking view. In 1970 they purchased land in the village, next to the Nickerson-Linder House where they built their retirement home.
A Woman for all Seasons, Mrs. Chapman was an avid reader, master gardener, superb cook and poetress. A nature lover, she was a preservationist and lover of animals, especially German Shepherds. 
While in Europe, she visited Fortunate Fields in Switzerland, resulting in breeding and training Seeing Eye dogs. While living in Chocorua, she continued this affiliation through Morris Frank in Morristown, NH. 
She was a member of the Poetry Society of New England and published a well-received book of poetry in 1966 entitled Time for Tea.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by a cousin, Marion Smith of Norway and numerous nieces and nephews.
There were no calling hours, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be private. Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee, NH, is in charge of arrangements.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Chocorua Public Library, Chocorua, NY 03817. 

Paul F. Martin
2000-12-07
DENMARK - Paul F. Martin, 66, died November 18, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born in Bridgton, a son of Percy and Doris Prescott Martin, and attended local schools, graduating from Bridgton High School in 1952.
He was a lineman for Central Maine Power Co. until a line accident in 1969 caused him to lose both arms. Following his recovery, he became a self-employed real estate broker, owned a restaurant in Bridgton and then became the chairman of the Governor's Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped.
He was a counselor for the Department of Human Services in the Lewiston-Auburn area. For over 20 years he was a motivational speaker and guest lecturer to occupational and recreational therapy students at colleges throughout New England. He also served as a counselor for amputees at Eastern Medical Center in Bangor and Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Mr. Martin was a former U.S. Army paratroop instructor at Fort Benning, GA and served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Martin coached youth groups in baseball and basketball and invented an apparatus with which amputees could play golf. Using his own invention, he took up the game of golf and played for many years. He enjoyed all outdoor sports.
He married the former Barbara Rollins on January 21, 1954. The couple traveled all over the country presenting a puppet ministry to schools, scouting groups, and youth groups.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Kenison of Bridgton; his wife of Denmark; a son, Greg P. of Fryeburg; two daughters, Becky St. John of Harrison and Teresa Beane of Portland; a brother, Dr. Rex T. Martin of Harrison; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 2, at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Bridgton. Interment will be in the spring. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Cancer Research, Suite 108, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. 
Arrangements were by Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, Bridgton. 

Lynda Elaine Harmon
2000-12-07
NORWAY - Lynda Elaine Harmon, 57, of Norway died Tuesday, November 28, at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. 
She was born in Orleans, VT. on February 3, 1943, the daughter of Frank and Rosella Drake Walker. She graduated from Oxford Hills High School. 
She had worked for the Mews Factory in New Hampshire for 11 years, Cornwall's and most recently at Bob's Discount. 
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 72 of South Paris. 
She was an avid beano player. She did cross stitch quilts and knit mittens for kids. 
She is survived by her mother of Oxford; two daughters, Andrea Harmon of South Paris and Rhonda Kenney and her husband William of Hooksett, NH; two sons, Anthony and his wife Darleen of Lewiston and David Harmon, Jr. of Norway; two sisters, Dotty Quick of Connecticut and Connie Alling of Auburn; nine grandchildren, one great grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Friday, December 1, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 
Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, Box 456, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011. 

James CLark Heath
2000-12-07
WEST PARIS - James Clark Heath, 43, of West Paris died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 29, 2000. 
He was born in Lewiston on January 4, 1957, the son of Clayton E. and Helen Tamlander Heath. 
He graduated from Oxford Hills High School and Central Maine Technical College on a scholarship from Maine Machine Products. 
He had been employed with Maine Machine Products for the past 20 years. He enjoyed fishing. 
He married Melissa Salls on November 8, 1992. 
He is survived by his parents; his wife of West Paris; two daughters, Christiana and Sarah, both of West Paris; three sisters, Diana Nadeau of Greenwood, Lauri Roode of Intervale, NH, and Melinda Seames of South Paris.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 
Those who wish may make contributions to Gallilee House, 50 Paris Street, Norway, ME 04268. 

Olive Helen Coney
2000-12-07
BRIDGTON - Olive Helen Coney, 82, of Bridgton, died December 1, in the Bridgton Health Care Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Coney was born in Portland on August 6, 1918, daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Willett) Sweeney. She attended the Portland area schools. 
She married Merle C. Coney on February 5, 1939. He died in 1988. 
Mrs. Coney enjoyed gardening, being read to, and her grandchildren. 
She is survived by a daughter, Cecelia Coney of Bridgton; four grandchildren, Heather Coney Blake of Naples, Private Adrienne Pike of Ft. Gordon, GA, Jessica Pike of Marysville, WA, and Vincent Coney of Naples; two great-grandchildren, Travis Coney and Nicholas Blade; a sister, Adelaide Ott of South Portland; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two daughters, Janice Coney in 1966 and Robyn Pike in 1994.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 5, in the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home in Bridgton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held in St. Joseph's Church in Bridgton with graveside services following in the Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. 

William C. Young
2000-12-07
WEST PARIS - William C. Young, 101, of Bethel, died Sunday, December 3, at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris. 
Mr. Young was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, on October 19, 1899, the son of the late Louis E. and Mary Jane (Poole) Young. He was educated in the Bethel area schools. 
Mr. Young was a mill worker in wood turning, retiring from the Ekco Mill in Locke Mills. During the war, he worked at the South Portland Shipyard. 
After retirement, he worked for the Bethel Inn in the flower garden. 
Mr. Young married Lillian Grover in 1920, who predeceased him in September, 1977. 
Mr. Young is survived by two sons, Lawrence and Grover Pete; two daughters, Janice Cross and Florence (Honey) Bailey, all of Bethel; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Eleanor Buker and Edna Cole, and one son, Harold Young.
Visiting hours were held on Monday, December 4, at the Greenleaf Funeral Home in Bethel. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 5, at the funeral home. Graveside services followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery in West Bethel. 
Donations may be made to the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris. 

Dorothy W. Harvey
2000-12-07
SOUTH PARIS - Dorothy W. Harvey, 82, of South Paris died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Market Square Health Care Center. 
She was born in Skowhegan on April 11, 1918, the daughter of Leon E. and Mildred H. Smith Wilbur. She graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford in 1936. 
She worked for L. M. Longley's for 15 years. She was a nurse's aid working at Montello Manor before coming to Andrews Nursing Home where she worked for 11 years. 
She was a Past Matron of Mt. Zircon Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Rumford. 
She is survived by a daughter, Sally A. Gay of Oxford; a son, Richard B. Harvey of Norway; a brother, Everett Wilbur of West Paris; a sister, Evelyn Bell of Andover; four grandchildren, Sarah Harvey of Norway, John Harvey of Hebron, Gregory Gay of Oxford and Chris Gay of Virginia; two great grandchildren, Ashley and John Harvey, Jr. of Hebron; several nieces and nephews as well as her close friend Thelma McConaghy of South Paris. 
Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn on Friday, December 1.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Market Square Health Care Center Activity Fund, 3 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Freeman R. Hayden
2000-12-07
EAST ANDOVER Freeman R. Freemie Hayden, Jr., 74, of East Andover, died Monday, November 27, 2000 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Mexico on October 14, 1926, the son of Freeman R. Hayden, Sr. and Eva (Morrison) Hayden and attended Rumford and Mexico schools, graduating from Mexico High School in 1945.
Mr. Hayden worked for Oxford Paper Company during his senior year of high school and continued there until 1948, excluding a brief time he served with the US Navy during WW II. 
From 1948 to 1951, he worked at the Times Square Garage in Rumford. In 1951 he moved to California and worked as a Parts Manager for Pacific Manufacturing & Engineering for 10 years. In 1961 he and his children returned to the Mexico area. Mr. Hayden worked for Oscar Taylor as sales manager from 1961 until 1976. At this time, he purchased Taylor Buick-Pontiac, Inc. and operated this business until his retirement in 1987.
In the past he was an active member of the Rumford Community Center, several auto-dealer associations, and had been a member of the Greater Rumford Rotary Club since 1969, serving as its President from 1981-1982, and was elected outstanding Rotarian of the Year in 1984. 
His hobbies included woodworking, autorepair, and remodeling his home and camp. He spent summers at Worthley Pond in Peru and winters in East Andover. Mr. Hayden enjoyed watching the deer and birds, and working in his shop.
He was married by the Rev. Carl Kingsbury to Barbara Farrington Richardson on June 4, 1977 in Rumford Point who survives of East Andover. 
Other survivors include his mother, Mrs Eva Hayden of Mexico; his children, Freeman Russell Hayden and his wife Susan of Ozark, AL; Kippy Robertson and her husband Edward of Edgecomb; Kathy McMillan and her husband Donald of Diamond Bar, CA; Brett and his wife Robyn of Irvine, CA, Carrie Warren and her husband George of Edgecomb., daughter Valery Curtis and her husband Christopher of Wiscasset; step-children, Joan Richardson of Perkinsville, VT, Lester Richardson and his wife Patty of Andover; Kathy Richardson of Andover and Derwin Childs and his wife Bonnie of New Gloucester; five grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren; five sisters, Edda Carver and her husband Harold Babe of Vilano Beach, FL, Marilyn Kneller and husband Dr. Leighton Kneller of Stuart, FL, Georgie Young and her husband Stewart Bummie of Mexico, Maryann Brown and her husband John of Morganton, GA, and Darlene Hayden of Marston Mills, MA and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father Freeman Hayden, Sr, a step-son Johnny Richardson, Jr., and a step-granddaughter Haley Rae Richardson.
A funeral was held Thursday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford with Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Calling hours were held Wednesday. at the funeral home. Music selections were How Great Thou Art and The Lord's Prayer.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Rumford Rotary Education Fund, c/o Joyce Myles, 21 Highland Terrace, Mexico, ME 04257 or to the Andover Public Library for purchase of books, P.O.Box 393, Andover, ME 04216. 

Filk Ardale Wagner
2000-12-07
WEST PARIS - Filk Ardale Bud Wagner, 87, of West Paris died Monday, November 27, at Ledgeview Living Center. 
He was born on the Wagner Homestead in Ray, North Dakota on February 18, 1913, the son of Fred and Lillian Filk Wagner. 
He graduated from Ray High School and attended Prescott Junior College. Interested in archeology he helped with digs in Arizona, California and North Dakota. He was a farmer/rancher at Epping, North Dakota and during WW II, he worked as a machinist in Williston, North Dakota. He was a life long member of the Farmers Union of North Dakota, serving on a Washington Delegation. 
He was a founding member of the Buffalo Trails Museum in Epping, North Dakota as well as a long time supporter, benefactor and board member. 
He also served on the Springbrook township board. 
He married Dorothy Hambleton in October 1939. He and his wife lived in Dewey, Arizona for 22 years. 
He is survived by his wife of West Paris; one son, Miles and his wife Susan of Honolulu, Hawaii; two daughters, June Forsburg of Payson, AZ, and Faye and her husband Robert Whitney of Topsham; five grandchildren, Guy Wagner, attending college in Minnesota, Shelly Forsburg of Colorado Springs, CO, Rick Forsburg of Florida, Richard Whitney of West Paris and Julie and her husband Michael Fullerton of Windham; six great grandchildren, Christopher Forsburg of Colorado Springs, CO., Chad, Matthew and Bay-Lyn Whitney all of West Paris and Cory and Quinn Fullerton of Windham, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by three brothers, Freddie, Gordon and Newton, and two sisters, Eveline Lucus and Silby Mummert. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Those who wish may make contributions to the American Parkinson's Association, 107 Woodville Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 Att: Carl Barker.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.


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