Amber's Story

AUBURN - Amber Fern (Dickinson) Tarr, 96, of Lisbon, was called to her heavenly home Jan. 12, 2015, surrounded by loving family. She was born May 2, 1918, the firstborn to the late Harry and Leona (Roy) Dickinson in Perham, Maine.

She grew up in the Perham area and attended local schools there. Amber was married to Clifford Victor Tarr and they started a family together. She was a long time member of Perham Baptist Church before moving to Lisbon, to be closer to her daughter after her retirement. She was an active member of Lisbon Falls Baptist Church and loved her church family. Amber was a very hard working woman and very self sufficient after becoming a young widow. She retired as a quality control person from McCains processing potato plant. Amber was known for her beautiful quilts she made and her many dish cloths she knit and generously gave to everyone.

Amber is survived by her only daughter, Leann Cielinski and husband, Robert, of Lisbon Falls; her son, Glen Tarr and wife, Lorraine, of Holden; and daughter-in-law, Betty Tarr of Fisher, Illinois. Amber loved hearing about her grandchildren, Monica, Thomas, Troy, Teresa, Stanley, Kerry, Janine and Eric; and her great-grandchildren, Brody, Brent, Clayton, Ruby, Jared, Joshua, Chase, Nicholas, Rachel, Emily, Caleb, Taylor and Kaileigh. She had one great-great-granddaughter, Lila. Amber is survived by her younger sister, Anita Tarr, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Clifford, in 1962; her sister, Doris McBrieairty; her brother, Marvin Dickinson; and her firstborn son, Gary, in 2012.

Services will be held at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in amber's memory to Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, 555 Lisbon St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 207-353-4951. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of amber through her guestbook at
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