- Lorna Earle Ingraham Taylor, 89, died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Dover-Foxcroft.
She was born on February 16, 1928, in Rumford, Maine, the daughter of the late Maurice and Hazel (Monteith) Earle. She was predeceased by R. Stetson Ingraham and married William C. Taylor on November 30, 1996. She was predeceased by William on December 2, 2010.
She is survived by two sons, Richard E. Ingraham and wife, Denice, of Parkman and Ralph S. Ingraham and wife, Tamara, of Pittsfield; two step sons, Brian P. Taylor and wife, Debra, of Newport and William C. Taylor, Jr. and wife, Daria, of Washington; three granddaughters, Heather L. Ingraham-Quimby, Haley F. Ingraham and Korin K. Ingraham; two step granddaughters, Michele Calhoun and husband, Michael and Sara LeBlanc and husband, Rich; four great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Lorna graduated from Wilton Academy in 1945 and Lassalle College in 1947. She worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation and the Department of Agriculture. She was a teller at First National Bank of Pittsfield for 25 years. She was a volunteer for over ten years at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.
She was a friend of Maine Central Institute where her mother and father were both teachers. She had children and grandchildren that attended and graduated from MCI. She was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Bethlehem Chapter and served as a Grand Officer from 1962-1963. She was active in the Arts Club and served on both the Library Board and Theatre Committee in Pittsfield.
Lorna's devotion to family and friends will forever be remembered and the saying "You are a stranger but once" aptly describes her zest for life and affinity for meaningful relationships.
She leaves thanks and much appreciation to special friends, Betty Renaud and Amy White and to her caregivers, Polly DeRosier, Sally Eastman and Violet Hunt. She was very grateful for their care and concerns for both her and her husband, Bill. Also, to the staff of Mayo Regional Hospital, whose care and compassion was exceptional, the family extends our deepest gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MCI, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967, in memory of Maurice and Hazel Earle, former educators.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
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Published on  April 22, 2017