- Eugenia Phyllis (Russell) Phelps, 92, passed away October 15, 2017 in Smyrna. She was born November 23, 1924, in Island Falls, the daughter of Zadoc and Edith (Chambers) Russell.
Mom liked to dance, sing, camp out, crochet, knit, embroider and quilt. She had lots of friends at the Tuesday night jamboree at the Oakfield Community Hall.
She is survived by her sons, Joel A. Hamm of Houlton, Lionel W. Hamm and his wife, Eva, of Oakfield; daughter, Danielle M. Brannen and her husband, Kilburn of Oakfield; grandchildren, Lionel Hamm Jr., Lorrel Hamm, Lori Hoyt, all of Oakfield, Renee Burby of Millinocket, Robynne and Paul Hoyt of Houlton, Robbie and Melinda Burby of Ashland, Jazmin, Juliene and Izaiah Hamm, all of Oakfield; great-grandchildren Bo-Eric and Josh Branscombe of Oakfield, Richard Gilman of Millinocket, Dustin and Tanika Smith of Houlton, Valerie, Sierra, Destiny, Tania, Andrew, Kaleb, Alexis, Kaitlyn and Robbie III Burby of Ashland; great-great-grandchildren, McKenzie Branscombe of Patten, Taylor Lizotte of Madawaska; her sisters, Shirley Roy, Druscilla Ewings, Flossie Noyes, Lucille Mitchell; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a special dear friend, Vern McLaughlin. She was predeceased her parents; her husband, Bernard J. Phelps Sr.; her son Laurel; great grandsons, Michael and Sean; her siblings, George, Herbert, Roy, Horace, Daniel, Zadoc, Blanche, Emogena and Clara.
A special thanks to Dennis and Gail for their thoughtfulness and caring, to Kathy Hosford for her love and attention over the years and to Mary Jane, Mitsy, Jay, Hannah, Madeline, Sadie, Isaac, Eliot and the VNA Hospice for their compassion and care. I love each and every one of you! God bless and take care of my children.
Friends may call 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman Street, Island Falls, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. with Rev. Andy Harthorne officiating. Eugenia's interment will be held 11 a.m. next Saturday, October 28th at the Merrill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Dyer Brook Community Church, 901 Dyer Brook Road, Dyer Brook, ME 04747 or to the charity of your choice. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on  October 19, 2017