Mildred's Story

PRESQUE ISLE & FORT FAIRFIELD - Mildred F. Bell, 95, wife of the late Loomis E. Bell, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, September 23, 2015 at Bangor healthcare facility. She was born September 22, 1920 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of William Perry and Amber (Austin) Knight.

Mildred was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1939 and had been employed for a number of years at the White Front Drug Store, Fort Fairfield and later worked at Avis Dow's Dress Shop, Fort Fairfield. Mildred had been a member of the United Parish Church, Fort Fairfield for many years where she was active with the United Parish Woman, the United Parish Bible Study, the United Parish Prayer Circle. While residing in Presque Isle, Mildred attended the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church. She had been a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Goodwill Chapter, Fort Fairfield until it's disbandment, and later became affiliated with the Lunar Chapter of O.E.S. No 126, Presque Isle. Mildred truly enjoyed living at Leisure Gardens in Presque Isle, and she truly cherished the many friends she made there that became her extended family. She looked forward to bingo, and winning always made her day. Mildred and her sister Dorothy could often be seen in their power chairs shopping at the Aroostook Centre Mall, and she was best known for her stylish dress, every hair in place and beautiful nails. Mildred lived life to its fullest and was truly greatful for everyday God gave her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bell was predeceased by her husband Loomis on March 5, 1982; one granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Bell on January 10, 1990; two brothers, Winston and Kenneth Knight; two sisters, Melba Field and Sarah Carson. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Martha Bell of Greene and Ocala, FL; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Keith Boulier of Presque Isle; one sister, Dorothy White of Presque Isle; three grandchildren, Lori Ann Jacques and her husband Don of Greene, Stephanie Wark and her husband Jason of Caribou, Christopher Boulier of Presque Isle; three great grandchildren, Cody Merrill of Presque Isle, Jessica Jacques of Greene, Parker Wark of Caribou; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church, Fleetwood Street, Presque Isle, where the funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher Dare officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will follow in the church reception area. Interment will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield.

Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Bell to the Fort Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Online condolence may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com
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