SANGERVILLE - Phyllis J. Doore loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with our Lord and Savior February 2, 2016, at the age of 96.
She is survived by her 5 children, Calvin Doore and wife, Angie, of Mascoutah, Illinois, Lorraine Harris and husband, Ed, of Winn, Michael Doore and wife, Judy, of Dexter, Suzanne Fairbrother and husband, Ernest, of Hampden and James and wife, Jackie, of Sangerville; as well as 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Lyle, of 68 years of beautiful marriage; in addition to seven brothers and sisters. She was the last surviving member of her siblings.
Phyllis was born on December 17, 1919, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, daughter of Clyde and Clarice (Pratt) Judkins. She graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class 1939. Upon graduation she married the love of her life, Lyle Doore of Dover-Foxcroft. After living in Brann's Mills a few years, they settled in East Sangerville in 1950, where Phyllis spent many years sewing, cooking, (soft molasses cookies) raising their 5 children, where they established "The Farm" making many memories to remember for generations to come. Phyllis always enjoyed working in her flower gardens, rock gardens, snowmobiling and traveling to see grandchildren play sports in the local community. Phyllis was an accomplished gardener of flowers, seamstress and quilter, who many years worked in the local community as a caregiver. Phyllis was an active member of the United Baptist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, where she served as a deaconess for over 50 years.
A gathering with family and friends, which all are invited, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the United Baptist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, where a celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Chris Vierra. A private burial will be held in the spring at Knowlton Mills Cemetery, East Sangerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Baptist Church, 146 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.