Jean Frances (Lander) Bickford

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Jean Frances (Lander) Bickford

December 15, 1936 - September 05, 2018

Lincoln Jean F. Bickford, 81, died on September 5, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. She was born on December 15, 1936, in Brewer, the daughter of Charles F. and Margaret C. (Gallagher) Lander.
Jean was graduated from John Bapst High School, in 1954. Following graduation, she worked for New England Telephone as an operator, and later as supervisor. While working for the telephone company, she met Clyde M. Bickford, and they were married on July 27, 1957, settling in Lincoln.
She was a licensed real estate broker and appraiser, establishing Lincoln Real Estate in the mid 1970's. She managed several rental properties, receiving awards for her work. Her real estate business continued to expand until her retirement.
Jean was a Communicant of St. Mary of Lourdes and was loving and devoted to family, always putting others before herself. She served for decades on several church boards and committees. Her deep faith guided her throughout life. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, William Lander of Holden; her sister, Margaret Arlaud of Brewer; her sister, Carol Farley of New Jersey; and her brother, Charles Lander, Jr. of Bangor.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughter, Brenda Smith of Bangor and partner, Don Hall, of MDI; granddaughter, Erin Bird and husband, Josh, of Emmetsburg, Iowa; grandson, Jason Smith of Auburn; great-grandchildren Elliott and Evelyn Bird; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Christian Mass will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Lourdes in Lincoln.
Those wishing to may donate in Jean's memory to St. Mary's Choir, through Jenny Leighton; or to the St. Mary's Building Fund, P.O. Box 310, Lincoln, ME 04457 (944-5687).
Published on September 14, 2018
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