Diane M. Emerson (1946-2012)
AUBURN - Diane M. Emerson, 66, of Farmington passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.
She was born in Augusta on April 5, 1946 the daughter of Leonel J. and Loretta P. (Oullette) Gervais. She was educated in the schools of Augusta. Diane married James Emerson in 1961 and they raised seven children. She was a graduate of University of Maine at Farmington. Over the years she tutored adults, worked at Forsters Mfg., and worked as a home care provider for the remainder of her career.
She was a member of The Church of the Nazarene, The Red Hat Society, and she was proud to receive the honor of "Mother of the Year" from The Emblem Club back in the early 1990s. Diane enjoyed crafts, especially scrapbooking, gardening and reading, and everyone else enjoyed her baking.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim; two daughters, Loriann Crockett and her husband Larone of Strong, Dawn Welch and her husband Rodney "Buddy" of Woodstock; five sons, Peter and his wife Penny of Starks, Shawn and his wife Karen of Norway, Troy and his wife Beth of Texas, Jamie and his wife Dayna of Bangor, and Dale of Thomaston; 29 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Paullette and Julie; her brother Glen; her step mother Glenna; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a sister-in-law Barbara Gervais.
She was predeceased by her parents, a granddaughter Rhiannon, and her brother Henry.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11 am at Living Waters Assembly of God 549 Wilton Rd., Farmington. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.
Those wishing may make donations in Diane's memory to the Farmington Falls Church of the Nazarene 173 Croswell Road Farmington Falls, ME 04940. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com