ROCKLAND - Doris Taylor Huber, 90, died surrounded by her family at her Bartlett Woods home, Friday, November 28, 2014. Born in Calais, August 6, 1924, she was the daughter of Herbert A. and Mary Carl Taylor.
Raised in Bingham, she attended Bingham Schools and was Valedictorian of Bingham High School class of 1941.
That fall she began studies at Colby College in Waterville, where she graduated in 1945 having earned a BA in History. While at Colby College, Doris met the man who would become the 'love of her life', Paul R. Huber. They were married prior to his deployment with the U.S. Army, overseas during World War II. They made their first home in Waterville and moved to Rockland in 1951. The Hubers were one of the first families to build on Samoset Road, and over the years were involved with their children in that close-knit community.
As well as being a devoted mother and homemaker, she worked several years as Assistant Librarian at Rockland District High School and later at Camden / Rockport High School. Continuing her love of books, reading and serving people, Doris worked at the Reading Corner book store in Rockland from its original opening until she was almost 80. Even after retiring, she volunteered another ten years at the Rockland Public Library. In earlier years, she served as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of the Rockland Jaycees. She attended the Rockland Congregational Church and was a member of the Rockland Historical Society.
Since moving to Bartlett Woods, Doris enjoyed the sense of community, as well as the many friendships she established with her neighbors and staff.
Her five daughters remember they always knew their mother loved them, but were keenly aware she absolutely adored her sons-in-law and grandchildren. She particularly enjoyed traveling with her daughters and, like her husband, was an avid Red Sox fan.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul, in 1988, Doris is survived by five daughters and their husbands, Deborah H. and Peter Burt of Princeton, NJ, Kathrine H. and Donald McFarland of Gardiner, Joan H. and Francis Kulle of West Rockport, Elaine H. and Gary Neville of Lincolnville, Jean H. and Dennis Edmondson of Bath; ten grandchildren, Aaron Burt and his wife, Camille Hernandez-Burt of Princeton, NJ, Laura Moustakerski and her husband, Peter of New York City, Brad McFarland, Sara Tweedy and her husband, Mark, all of West Gardiner, Lauren Kulle of Sarasota, FL, Nathan Neville and his wife, Elizabeth of Bradenton, FL, Rebecca Neville of Boston, MA, Claire Neville of Camden, Isaac Edmondson, Caleb Edmondson both of Bath; 13 great-grandchildren, Joaquin, Anna M., Alexander, Domingo, Marc, Miranda, Ben, Seth, Jackson, Taylor, Anna T., Michael and Brooklyn.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Rockland Public Library, P.O. Box 764, Rockland, ME 04841. To share a memory or condolence with Doris's family, please visit her Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.