CARMEL AND SOUTH PARIS - Pauline L. Colson, 99, died Sept. 15, 2015 at a Norway, Maine health care center following a long illness. Pauline was born and raised in Carmel the daughter of Lester and Lura (Palmer) Sprague.
She was married to Perley P. Colson who predeceased her in 1997. Following his death she moved to South Paris to be close to her daughter Beverly.
Pauline was a longtime member of the Seventh Adventist Church and was very proud of her membership. She always wanted to help the less fortunate and always did what she could. She had a green thumb and enjoyed starting new house plants and giving them away.
She enjoyed doing many crafts; crocheting, quilting, and knitting mittens to send to the Indian School.
In her younger day she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a former member of the Carmel Grange, and a former member of the Newport Women's Relief Corps.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Beverly A. Garland and her husband Carl of South Paris, ME, a son Harold Dearborn and his wife Candy of Mass., 11 granchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside funeral service will be conducted 2 PM Friday Sept. 18, 2015 at the Highland Cemetery Carmel.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com