Evelyn Flora Burpee
Jun 29, 1923 - Feb 20, 2017
- Evelyn Flora Burpee, 93, passed away February 20, 2017, in Houlton with her family surrounding her. She was born June 29, 1923, in Crystal, the daughter of Everett and Ana (Lawlor) Clewley.
Evelyn was a member of the American Legion Auxillary, the Red Hat Society, the Senior Citizens Club of Oakfield, the Oakfield Baptist Church, and always active in mission's work. She was a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker, and teacher to her family.
She is survived by 3 children, Sandra Holmes, David Burpee all of Oakfield, Charles Burpee of Portland; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; a special nephew, Roger and Patty Pelkey and their family; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 74 years, Merle; son, Merlin; a son-in-law, Wendell Holmes; siblings Chester, Hilda, Vern, Dorothy and Fern.
Friends may call 3 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at the Oakfield Baptist Church where funeral services will be held 4 p.m. with Rev. David Fox officiating. A spring interment will be in the Oakfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Oakfield Baptist Church, 72 Ridge Road, Oakfield ME 04763. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit