Miscellaneous Oxford County, Maine Obituaries


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Ernest W. Provencher
BERLIN, NH - Mr. Ernest W. Provencher, 83, of Cates Hill Road, Berlin, passed away Friday, July 30, at Coos County Nursing Home.
Born December 1, 1915 in South Paris, he was the son of John and Jacqueline (Desroche) Provencher. He was employed with the Town of Gorham.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy (Fenoff) Provencher of Gorham; three brothers, Alfred Provencher of Gorham, NH, Edward Provencher of Venice, FL, and Norman Provencher of Groveton, NH; a sister, Mrs. Alice Howland of Groveton, NH; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services and interment were conducted on Monday, August 2, at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. 

Shirley A. Morse
NORWAY - Shirley A. Morse, 61, of 235 High Street, Buck Hill Apartments, South Paris, succumbed to her courageous three year battle with ovarian cancer on July 29, 1999. 
She was born on May 30, 1938, in Greenwood, to Helen (Crockett) Farrar. She was educated in Locke Mills and Woodstock schools. 
On June 30, 1956, she married Charles Buster Morse and lived in Locke Mills until 1986 when they moved to Rumford and in 1996, they moved to South Paris. 
She was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church and received a lot of prayers from her fellow worshipers during her illness. 
Mrs. Morse earned her CNA certification on August 9, 1982, and enjoyed working with patients and was very proud of her achievement. She also found time to become a member of the Bethel Rescue. In 1986 she and her husband opened their own convenience store in Rumford. 
Her most recent job was with Community Concepts until her illness in 1996. She loved gardening, watching birds, crocheting, playing cards, coordinating luncheons for the residents at Buck Hill Apartments, and visiting with many friends and relatives over the years. Mrs. Morse also had a very special place in her heart for angels.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years; her mother, Helen Farrar, of South Paris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly C. Morse and his wife Patricia, of Wilton, and Darren D. Morse and his wife Corinna of Harrison; two wonderful grandchildren; Scott M. Morse, and Jessica L. Morse , both of St. Stephen, N.B. Canada, and one wonderful step grandson: Chris S. Barron, of Wilton. Mrs. Morse is also survived by many cousins, sisters-in-law, aunts and special friends, especially Addie O'Niel, of Waltham, MA, Ethylene Thompson, of Fayetteville, NC, and the residents of Buck Hill Apartments.
Funeral services were held at the Locke Mills Union Church Sunday afternoon and interment was in the E. Bethel Cemetery. 
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions in her memory to: American Cancer Society, Maine Division, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME, 04011-2194 and/or the Locke Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 147, Locke Mills, ME 04255.
Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock, was in charge of arrangements. 

Jean C. Barnes
NORTH BRIDGTON - Jean C. Barnes, 73, of Chatham, NH died Saturday, July 31,1999, at her summer home on Long Lake in North Bridgton. 
She was born in Franklin, MA on April 18, 1926, the daughter of Conrad and Jeanne Mather Fredrickson. 
She attended schools there and was a graduate of Franklin High School in the class of 1946. She also attended and graduated from the Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing in the class of 1946. 
After graduating as an R.N. she served with the Cadet Nursing Corp and worked as a private duty nurse. She then worked as the school nurse at Central School in East Bridgwater, MA. 
Mrs. Barnes enjoyed traveling, canoeing, spending time at the ocean, and watching birds and other wildlife. 
She married Harold Bud Barnes on May 10, 1946. He died on January 9, 1999. 
Surviving are two sons, Daniel R. of Gilead and Stephen H. of Fryeburg; a daughter, Meredith A. Arnold of North Bridgton; a sister, Ann Ramsey of Jay; and two grandchildren. 
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, August 4, at the Raymond-Wentwortth Funeral Home in Bridgton. 
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Mrs. Barnes' memory to the Fryeburg Rescue Unit, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 

Elizabeth J. West
OXFORD - Elizabeth J. West, 66, of Oxford died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at her home.
She was born in Lewiston, October 15,1932, the daughter of Charles and Ethel Ellsworth Smith.
She attended school in Oxford and was a wonderful homemaker who cherished her family.She enjoyed playing beano.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde West Sr.; two sons and their wives, Clyde and Siobhan and Michael and Debra all of Oxford; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Leah Libby of Belmont, NH, Dorothy Libby and Celia Jacobs both of Rochester, NH; two brothers, Charles Smith of West Paris and Robert Smith of Mechanic Falls.
Mrs. West was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Cynthia Ayotte.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Oxford. 

Sandra Olsen Blackman
PORTLAND - Sandra Olsen (Mitchell) Blackman, 58, passed away Sunday evening, July 25, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness. 
She was born in Newburgh, NY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey John Olsen.
Mrs. Blackman was raised by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Cathcart in Washington, CT. She attended the Rumsey Hall and Westover schools. 
She earned a nursing degree at Yale New Haven Nursing School, and her B.S. and M.S.N. at Boston University. A dedicated pediatric psychiatric nurse, Mrs. Blackman worked at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA; Hale Hospital, Haverhill, MA; New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, MA; Salem Hospital, Salem, MA; Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA; North Shore Children's Hospital, Salem, MA; and Harvard Community Health Plan in Medford, MA.
Mrs. Blackman and her late husband, Bruce Douglas Mitchell, who died in 1970, resided for many years in Lynnfield, MA, where she served on the town's conservation commission. She also was chairwoman of the town's Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert program and served on the board of Friends of Lynnfield Library. 
Mrs. Blackman was also founding director of the Lynnfield Soccer Association, a Boy Scout troop chairwoman, a Cub Scout director, a host parent and speaker for METCO, and secretary of South School P.T.A.
Prior to her marriage in 1995 to A. Peter Blackman, she lived in Peabody, MA. 
The couple moved to Naples in 1995, and then to Waterford in 1996. Mrs. Blackman was an avid gardener, sailor, and outdoors woman. 
Surviving are her husband, A. Peter Blackman; his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Bruce and Joan Beverly Cohen-Mitchell of Greenfield, MA; two stepsons, Eric David Blackman of Peabody, MA and Peter John Blackman of Colchester, CT; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at her home on Hidden Meadow Farm at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14.
Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. 

Bertha F. Strobeck
SOUTH PARIS - Bertha F. Strobeck ,83, of South Paris died Monday,August 2,1999 at the Market Square Health Care Center.
She was born in Chelsea,MA on December 9,1915, the daughter of Edward and Grace Ring Smith.
She attended grade school in Lovell,one year at Deering High School and graduated from Paris High School.
She had worked at the Burnham-Morrill Corn shop, Cornwalls, Browns Apparel and the Norway Bakery. 
Mrs. Strobeck was a member of the South Paris Congregational Church and the Thalian Club,the Christmas Club,Mothers Club and the Paris Fire Department Ladies Auxillary.
On October 19,1935 she married Frank N. Strobeck who died February 28,1985.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Anitra and Neil Tracy, of St. Augustine,Florida, three grandchildren Michael Tracy of St. Augustine,FL.,Daniel and Heidi Tracy of South Paris and Lorelee and Billy Bundrick of Palatka, FL; four great grandchildren Nina and Kyle Tracy of South Paris and Timmy and Alissa Bundrick of Palatka,FL.
Family and friends may attend funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,45 Main Street,South Paris with interment in Riverside Annex Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the South Paris Congregational Church,East Main Street,South Paris or the Paris Public Library,Main Street, South Paris,ME 04281. 

Myron E. Lovejoy
OXFORD - Myron E. Lovejoy, 87, of Oxford died Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at his home.
He was born in Norway on July 28, 1912. He graduated from Norway High School. 
Mr. Lovejoy was a foreman for A. C. Lawrence. He had been a member of the Norway Fire Department for many years and he enjoyed playing golf at the Norway Country Club. 
He married Nella E. Dyer in 1943, she died July 5, 1976.
He is survived by one son, Fred and his wife Anna of Syracuse, NY and two grandchildren; Brian and Michelle.
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Sunday, August 1, 1999 at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway, immediately followed by graveside services held at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. 
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Norway Fire Department, 19 Danforth St., Norway, ME 04268. 

Dana C. Douglass Jr.
BETHEL - Dana C. Douglass Jr., 84, of Bethel died on July 30, at his residence with his family at his side.
Mr. Douglass was born in Portland on August 21, 1914, the son of Dana and Martha (Brackett) Douglass Sr. He was a graduate of Governor Dummer Academy, South Byfield, MA in 1933, and of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH in 1937.
After graduating from college, Mr. Douglass was employed with an investment trust in Jersey City, NJ for three years prior to moving to Portland, where he established the Stanley-Dana Corp., a sound equipment company.
In 1939, he married Barbara Harte Anderson of Newton Center, MA. They lived in Portland for the next 10 years.
In 1948, Mr. Douglass reopened both the Bumpus Quarry in Albany and the Newry Mine. The mining operations provided pegmatites, which included the strategic mineral, mica, used for insulation in the planes and ships defending our country. In 1950, he relocated his family, his wife and four daughters to Bethel. With the closing of the mines, Mr. Douglass became employed at the Earth Station for Satellite Communications in Andover. He later formed his own company, Dana C. Douglass Association, Inc., in land surveying. He walked up and over many parcels of land in Bethel and surrounding towns, including the Sunday River Ski Resort area.
He would often offer unsubsidized surveying for causes such as churches, cemeteries, and schools. He also participated in other town activities, whether it was emceeing for a cause or as president of the PTA and president of the Bethel Area Health Center. One of his most important community supports was frequent donation of blood for the American Red Cross.
Mr. Douglass served as clerk of the West Parish Congregational Church for 22 years and was a Sunday School teacher and leader for the Pilgrim Fellowship for many years. He was a member of the Board of Soil and Water Conservation for the State of Maine for 11 years.
Mr. Douglass and his wife, Barbara, actively participated in the development of Mollyockett Day events. In 1974, the couple was honored with the Greater Bethel Chamber of Commerce Henry Hastings Award for community service and also life memberships in the Bethel Historical Society and Middle Intervale Meeting House.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
His greatest pleasures, other than his family, were gardening and golf. His flowers adorned many events in Bethel. The Douglasses also enjoyed many wonderful trips traveling in and out of the United States. Bethel remained his favorite place, and he always referred to it as Paradise.
Survivors include his wife of Bethel; four daughters, Cheryl Ann Douglass of Woburn, MA, DeeDee Douglass Kellogg and husband Benjamin of Bethel, Barbara Douglass Weeks and husband Peter of Dunbarton, NH, and Pamela Douglass Hutchins and husband Mark of Salisbury, NH; and six grandchildren, Todd and Bryan Kellogg, Brooke and Porter Weeks, and Andrea and Karen Hutchins.
A Memorial Service will be held at West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel, on Sunday, August 8, at 1 p.m., with the Reverends Brendon and Jean Bass officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Bethel. 
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04240 or to Davis Park for Area Children Development, Bethel, ME 04217 or the American Cancer Society, Box 456, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 in his memory. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford. 

Larry A. Whitman
BOSTON - Larry A. Whitman, 58, of Church Street, Bryant Pond, died Sunday afternoon at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston, where he had been a patient awaiting a heart transplant. 
Mr. Whitman was born in Woodstock, February 15, 1941, the son of Barbara (Heath) Whitman, and the late Donald E. Whitman. 
A life-long resident of that community he graduated from Woodstock High School in 1959, celebrating his 40th reunion several weeks ago. 
He married the former Patricia McMillin, November 3, 1962. 
Mr. Whitman owner and operated Larry's Garage in Bryant Pond, for 21 years, until ill health forced his retirement in 1998. 
He enjoy hunting and fishing, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. Mr. Whitman was presented a community citizen award from Franklin Grange in 1978, which read in part, He has been active in Cub Scout work and was a sponsor and council member for Cub Scout Pack 526, was assistant fire chief and deputy fire warden for several years, and became fire chief and fire warden, has directed fire safety programs in the Woodstock Elementary School, purchased a mannequin, Resuscitator-Annie,' through the Woodstock Fire Department, and Civil Defense for training area people in CPR, served as president and vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, coached Little League baseball, served as a selectman of Woodstock. 
Besides his mother and his wife of 36 years, he is survived by a son, James A. Whitman, and his wife Julie, of Locke Mills; a sister, Sylvia Doughty, of Bowden; two brothers, Herbert Whitman, of Bryant Pond, and Donald Whitman, of Fryeburg; a granddaughter, Jenni Lynn Whitman; and a grandson, James A. Whitman, Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Whitman was predeceased by a daughter, Frances, and a grandson, Alexander. 
At his request there are no public calling hours. Graveside services will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery, Bryant Pond, Thursday morning at 11a.m., to which relatives and friends are invited. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate Inc., P.O.Box 346, Augusta, ME 04330, or sign an organ donor card in his memory. 
Arrangements are by the Andrews Funeral Home, S. Woodstock. 

Phyllis P. Jackson
SOLON - Phyllis P. Jackson, 77, of Solon, and a former East Stoneham resident, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on July 17, at her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born November 8, 1921, in Pleasant Ridge Plantation, one of 14 children of Harry E. Sr. and Stella A. (Andrews) Greenlaw. 
She graduated from Solon High School in 1940, and married Alfred E. Jackson Sr. on November 3, 1945 in Bethel.
She was employed at Hanson Farms in Gray, then for many years at Pineland Hospital in Pownal and 12 years at Women's Correctional Centers in Skowhegan and Hallowell. She retired from Narrwock Shoe Company in Skowhegan.
She was a nature lover and enjoyed walking in the woods, feeding chipmunks and birds.
She is survived by a son, Michael and wife Rose Mannette-Jackson of Kenduskeag and a daughter, Andrea J. Hopkins-Nash and husband Mark of Cambridge, VT. 
She also leaves step-children, Mary Emmons of Bryant Pond, Alfred Jackson Jr. and wife, Dassie, of Madison, Howard Jackson and wife, Joan, of Otisfield, Marion Chase of South Waterford, Richard Jackson of Otisfield, and Margaret Twitchell and husband Roger of Oxford; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren plus brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by her husband, two sisters, and two step-daughters, Frances Lariviere and Helen McCormick.
A memorial service was held on July 24, at the First Congregational Church in Bingham. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Solon. Arrangements were by Giberson Funeral Home of Bingham.

Paul Francis Allen
YARMOUTH - Paul Francis Allen, 70, of Norway died unexpectedly Friday, September 17, 1999 in Yarmouth. 
He was born in Norway on April 10, 1929, the son of Dale and Eleanor Bartlett Allen. 
Mr. Allen was a graduate of Norway High School in 1946, and attended Maine School of Commerce in Auburn.
On July 24, 1948 he married the former Jeanette May Sampson. They made their home in South Paris and in 1953 moved to Norway where they raised three children.
Mr. Allen joined the Army National Guard in 1948 and two years later was appointed to the full- time position of administrative supply technician at Norway which he held until September of 1962. 
Since then he has been self-employed as a house painter. Mr. Allen had many hobbies over the years including bowling, fishing, baseball, hunting, music and theater. He performed in the School Community Productions, Music Man and L'il Abner, and served as president of the Maine Country Music Association. 
He was well known for his unique sense of humor, and quick wit, and was beloved by young and old alike.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, of Norway; two daughters, Paula Nielsen and, her husband, Walt, of Farmington and Cherrie Bonney of Tennessee; a son, Paul Lindsey Allen, and his wife, Beth, of Norway; a brother, Dale Allen, of Florida; 15 grandchildren, Robin, Amy, Vaikko, Siiri, Hannah, Justin, Crystal, Naomi, Charity, Julia, Isaac, Joanna, P.J., Jodie, and Heather, and 14 great-grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by a brother, Linwood(Woody) Allen, and a grandson, Jeremy (Jamie) Bonney.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, at the Second Congregational Church of Norway with the Rev. Elaine Tobak officiating. Interment was in the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Visiting hours were held Monday evening at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home in Norway.
Donations in Mr. Allen's memory may be sent to either the Second Congregational Church or the Oxford Hills Athletic Association. 

John F. Yates
GREENWOOD - John F. Yates, 57, of Route 219, Greenwood, died Saturday morning, September 18, 1999, at his home. 
Mr. Yates was born in West Paris, December 25, 1941, the son of Lempi (Leino) Yates, who survives him, and the late Glennwood F. Yates.
He attended Greenwood, and West Paris schools. 
On November 12, 1961, he married the former Louise Martin. 
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Yates served in the U. S. A. F., in Vietnam and the Philippines, and was discharged in 1964. 
A carpenter by vocation, he was an active member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, of America, Local 1996, of Augusta.
Besides his wife of 37 years, and his mother, Lempi, and her husband Cecil Heath, of Greenwood, Mr. Yates is survived by a daughter, Marcia and her husband, Shawn Houston, of West Paris; a son, Jeffery, and his wife, Joanne, Yates, of West Paris; a brother, Robert Yates, of Greenwood; a step-brother Roland and his wife Linda, Heath, of North Norway; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. 
He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Nancy Garthe and Irene Yates.
Graveside memorial services will be held at the Wayside Cemetery, West Paris, at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 24.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 930 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102, or Androscoggin Home Health& Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are by the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock. 

Stanley A. Burns
LEWISTON - Stanley A. Burns, 78, of Robinson Hill Road, Oxford died Monday, September 13, at Central Maine Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born in St. Albans on December 2, 1920, the son of David A. and Mabel (Hunt) Burns. He married Daphne Towle on December 2, 1948. 
Prior to his retirement he worked as a building contractor. He loved all pets, fishing, and gardening, and he also dabbled with electronics. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of Oxford; six sons, Gene of Bridgton, Clarence Mickey and Mark both of Lewiston, Leslie of Oxford, Alexander and Daniel both of Mechanic Falls; three daughters, Frances Lavoie of Oxford, Diana Brown of Lewiston, Evangeline Burns of Lewiston; two brothers, Gerald of St. Albans and Homer of Jacksonville, NC; one sister, Beatrice Kimball of Casco; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by a son, John in 1963 and a brother, David in 1998. 

David Martin Seaman
MONTROSE, CO - David Martin Seaman of Norway and Grand Junction, Colorado, died Monday, September 13, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose, Colorado. A renowned mineralogist, he was 92.
He was born February 24, 1907, in Somers, CT. 
On March 25, 1972, he married Thelma D. Januzzi in Danbury, CT.
He received his masters degree in geology from the University of Colorado in 1934. He also attended Carnegie Institute, Washington and Jefferson College and the Colorado School of Mines.
He was Associate Curator of the Mineralogical Museum at Harvard University, Associate Curator at Carnegie Mineralogical Museum at the Museum of Natural History, Associate Curator of Mineralogy at American Museum of Natural History, Curator of Minerals at the Museum of Western Colorado, and Curator of Minerals at Delta Museum in Delta, CO.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Seaman; daughter, Virginia Seburg; stepchildren, Cindy Andrews, Diane Strout, and William Dodge; and grandchildren Kirsten, Kate, Mark, Nicole, Tracy, David, and Jessica.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, September 18, in the Chapel at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Grand Junction, CO. 

Lawrence Parker Wyman Jr.
LEWISTON - Lawrence Parker Wyman Jr., 53, a resident of Roxbury Road in Andover, died Thursday morning, September 16, at Central Maine Medical Center. 
He was born in Lewiston on July 10, 1946, a son of Lawrence P. and Louise (Kessler) Wyman Sr. 
He attended Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Canton High School in Canton, MA with the class of 1964. 
He served in the U S. Navy. He was employed for many years in the Corrections and Security at the Framingham State Prison in Worcester, MA and also at the State Hospital. 
He was also employed at the Oxford County Sheriff's Department. 
Recently, he was employed at Western Maine Transportation Services and at the Victorian Villa Nursing Home. 
He owned and operated the Andover Arms Bed and Breakfast, retiring in 1997, due to ill health. 
He attended the Methodist Church in Rumford. 
He was married to the former Madelyn Fijalek on June 7, 1997. 
He received awards for his work as a foster parent. A licensed N.R.A. instructor, he was a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Wilton and Dixfield and the Web River Valley Sportman's Club.
He is survived by his wife of Rumford; a daughter, Stacey Murphy, of Leominster, MA; his mother, Louise Kessler Goldberg of MA; step-daughters, Paula Smith of Houston, TX, Heidi Steensma of North Waterboro, Elizabeth Finn of Wapwallopen, PA, Mary Bruce of Montpelier, VA, and Rachel Fijalek of Rumford; step-sons, Peter Smith of Covino, CA, Karl Smith of Hope; Isaiah Fijalek of Farmington, Jacob Fijalek of Auburn, and Sean Cole of Farmington; five brothers, Robert Wyman of Brockton, MA, Gregory Wyman of Canton, MA, Steven Wyman of Brockton, MA, Mark Wyman of Canton, MA and Brent Wyman of Walpole, MA; two sisters, Velma Coffey of Canton, MA and Mary St. Laurent of MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were private at the request of the family. 
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 348, Augusta, ME 04332. 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Fortin Group/Plummer and Merrill Funeral Homes in Lewiston and Auburn. 

Alice Erickson
SOUTH PARIS - Alice Erickson, 93, of South Paris died Sunday, September 19, 1999 at the Market Square Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born in Locke Mills on March 10, 1906, the daughter of Charles and Edna Reddica Scott. She attended Buckfield High School. 
She married Eric Emo Erickson in 1927 and he died on December 5, 1979. 
Mrs. Erickson was the cafeteria manager at Wilner's Wood Products for many years. 
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in South Paris, the Rebekahs, and the Lutheran Women's Guild.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol LaBousier of Virginia, Janice Spiller of Maine and Florida, and Viola Frechette of Maine and Florida; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Scott of Norway and Anita of Naugatuk, CT; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Glendon Eric Erickson in 1971.
There was a memorial graveside service on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Finnish Cemetery in West Paris with Rev. Tom Teichmann officiating. 
Donations in Mrs. Erickson's memory can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 117, South Paris, ME 04281. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Donald E. Crocker Sr.
MORENO VALLEY, CA - Donald E. Crocker Sr., 65, died Monday, September 13, at his home in Moreno Valley, CA, after suffering a long illness. 
Mr. Moreno was born on November 26, 1933, on Pioneer Street in West Paris, the son of the late Ernest and Hattie Crocker. 
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1954, then lived in South Paris for the next 15 years. 
He worked as a laborer and then a foreman in the heel business which moved him to Vermont and then California where he spent the last 25 years of his life. He married Dorene Kettell of Moreno Valley and just celebrated a tenth year wedding anniversary.
His greatest joy in life was stock car racing, which he did in the late 50s into the early 70s at Oxford Plains Speedway. He was known as Dangerous Don Crocker by his race buddies and fans.
He is survived by his wife, Dorene Kettell Crocker of Moreno Valley; his stepdaughter Kendra Priddy of Moreno Valley; two sons, Donald E., Jr. of East Poland and Dana E. of Belmont, NH; three daughters, Diane E. Delano of Oxford, Doris E. Brady of Laconia, NH; and Denise E. Tennyson of Gilford, NH; eight grandchildren, Glen, Eric, Angela, Anthony, Malcolm, Danaben, Christopher, and Joshua; and one great-grandchild, Paige. 
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Hattie; two sisters, Mary Hamilton and Viola Billings; and two brothers, Erland and Millard. 

Delwin D. Merrill
SOUTH PARIS - Delwin D. Merrill, 90, of Stoneham, died Wednesday, September 15, at the Maine Veterans' Home. 
He was born in Stoneham on July 29, 1909 the son of James and Grace Meserve Merrill. He attended school in Stoneham. 
Mr. Merrill faithfully served our country during World War II in the US Army. 
After military service, he worked as a woodsman and handyman in the town of Stoneham for many years. 
Mr. Merrill lived in Stoneham for 80 years at the same farmhouse where he was born. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW in South Paris, and the Lovell Grange. Mr. Merrill was well-known for his storytelling, loved to go hunting, and enjoyed being outdoors.
He is survived by a sister, Edith Holt, of North Waterford and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, George, who was killed in North Africa during World War II, and Charlie, and a sister, Elsie.
There were memorial graveside services on Sunday, September 19, in the Hillside Cemetery in East Stoneham. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home 230 Main St. Norway.

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