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Eloise May Stevens (1933-2017)

Eloise May Stevens

FARMINGTON - Eloise May Stevens, 83, of Strong, passed away on Oct. 7, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 15, 1933, in Avon, the daughter of Benjamin and Pearl (Ames) Savage.

She was educated in the schools of Phillips, graduating from Phillips High School in the class of 1952. From 1974 to 1983 she was employed at Starbird Home Care Center in Strong, then from 1983 to 1995 at Hammond Lumber Co. In Farmington. Eloise was a member of Oppalunski Chapter #125 O.E.S. Of Strong and Phillips where she was past Worthy Matron, past DDGM, and past Grand Representative , Rainbow Girls Advisor, Johnson Cox Post #78 Legion Auxiliary of Strong where she was past President, and charter member of Strong Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting - especially for the school, ATV riding, square dancing, and local town politics.

Eloise is survived by; her sons, Ivan Gould Jr. Of Strong, Roy Gould and wife Debbie of Zephyrhills, Florida, Frank Stevens and wife Sibyl of Phillips, Ronald Stevens of Strong; her daughter, Adrah Taylor and husband Edward of Strong; brother, Richard Savage and wife Phyllis of Phillips; sisters, Janet White of Scarborough, Geraldine Smith and husband Lewis of Farmington, Birdina Rowe of Avon, Yoland “Pat” Martin of Lincoln; eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Stevens; son, Raymond Gould; brothers, Reginald Savage, Frank Savage, Donald Savage; and sister, Virginia White.

Donations in Eloise’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Burn Center, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, an hour of visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m., with funeral services to begin at 1 p.m., at the Strong United Methodist Church, 8 Church Hill Rd., Strong, ME. A reception will be held at the church. Interment will be at the Village Cemetery in Strong.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. So sorry for your loss, your mom was a sweet lady.

    Cheryl Sillanpaa

  2. So sorry to all of the family..i loved it Mom..She treated me like her saddens me to see this..may u all find comfort in each is way to short we all think we have all the time in the world..we do not..we are on this planet a short time..God bless u all. I love you Eloise..see u when my time u Adrah my sister by different parents

  3. So sorry for your loss.

  4. RIP sweet woman. You will be missed🙏🏽

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Eloise's Family during this very sad time.

  6. Gonna miss you at Bible in peace, my friend.

  7. So sorry to hear of Eloise ' passing...she was such a sweet person. Got to know her when I worked at Strong Nursing Home...she will be missed!

  8. Sincere condolences to Eloise 's family . So sorry for your loss ! !

  9. Sweet lady, rest in peace...

  10. So sorry to hear about Elosie passing she was such a great person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Prayers to all of the family. Thinking of you all. Lauraly and Beanie.

  11. Sweet lady so sorry to hear about her passing

  12. you will be missed..I love you auntie

  13. Condolences to all the family. I have know Eloise since I was a kid and she was such a sweet person. Whenever we went into Hammond Lumber she and I would talk about my parents and brothers and get caught up on news. She will be missed.......Rest In Peace Eloise <3

  14. A fine lady and so much fun, too. My condolences to all her family and friends.

  15. Sorry for your loss Eloise was a wonderful lady,and will be missed.

  16. Sorry to hear of Mum Stevens passing. A wonderful person and a great and loving Mother Advisor in Rainbow. Certainly enjoyed our trips back and forth from Pittsfield Assembly to Phillips. Also our adult visits and talks after we had convinced the girls they had to go to sleep.

  17. May you Rest In Peace my beautiful Aunt. I will miss you dearly. We always had so much fun growing up at your house.Bless the family and may God hold you all in his grace.

  18. I am so sorry to learn, too late to attend services, of Elorise's passing. She was such a wonderful and dedicated lady. My sincerest condolences to the family.