- Linda Elaine Springer, born March 31, 1947, went to be with her wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she loved and served, on December 24, 2016. She went peacefully at home after a long fight with several illnesses. She was attended to by her daughter Sarah Elizabeth Springer, her two sisters, Jill Briggs and Loris Dicesare, and nieces BeckyLee Briggs, Jennifer Meserve, and Bethany Briggs.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 1st, at the Bucksport Bible Church on Central Street in Bucksport. Visiting hours will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the service will be at 3 p.m., and a fellowship time will follow.
Linda graduated from Glen Cove Academy in 1965. She attended New Brunswick Bible Institute and Glen Cove Bible College, where she met George Springer, graduating from Glen Cove in 1968. George and Linda were married in 1969. Together, they faithfully served the Lord in pastorates in Wolfboro, N.H., Patten and Sherman, Maine, and lastly, in Sedgwick, Maine. Their beloved daughter, Sarah, also served along with them. Linda loved gardening and flowers and was always gracious in making floral arrangements for others. She worked for a time at Center Cranes in Rockland, Maine and then started her own floral business, Flowers by Powers, which she greatly enjoyed. They also served at the Bangor Rescue Mission and held a Bible Study at Deer Run in Deer Isle, Maine.
The family would like to thank Pastor Donato and their church family at Bucksport Bible Church. The New Hope Hospice and Kindred at Home Health nurses and staff, especially Pat and Amy. The doctors and nurses at EMMC and Dr. Bjorn and staff of BRHC.
She was predeceased by her father, Otis Powers; Mother, Glen Nevilles Powers; infant son, George Ellis Springer III and brothers, Fredrick, Albert, Robert, Roger, and Michael, brother-in-law Ray.
She is survived by: Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Springer. Sister Dawn Moylan and her sons Steven and Carol; Scott and Betty, their children Seth, Silas, Emily, and Garrett; Stuart and Diane, their children Matthew and Amanda. Her daughters Sharon and Johanne; Susanna and Robert, their sons Ryan and Josh. Sister Jill Briggs and Robert, their daughters Bethany, BeckyLee, and Jennifer and Fred, their children Kenzi and Eddie. Sister Loris DiCesare, her sons Jeff and Joanne, their daughter Celeste; Wayne and Michele, their son Justin. Sister-in-law Pat, her step daughters Theresa, Denise, and Nancy. Sister-in-law Marietta, her children Ashley, Pamela, Heather, and Jeremy. Sister-in-law Nida, her daughters Teresa and Skip; Carol and Tim. Her brother-in-law Richard, wife Lynda, daughter Amy and George, their son Jacob, son Mark and Rachael, their son Calvin. Her sister-in-law Lorena Thombs, her son Ray Jr. and Tracey, their children Jessica, Elizabeth, and Nehemiah. Her daughter Rebecca Joie and Doug, her sons John and Leroy. Her daughter Rachael and Sonny, their children Catlyn and Christine. Her daughter Ruth and Derek, their daughter Rosalin.