Velda's Story

PRESQUE ISLE AND OLD TOWN - Velda Allen Williams, 95, died April 2, 2014 at an Orono health care facility. She was born May 18, 1918, in Presque Isle, a daughter of Raymond C. and Blanche N. (Welch) Allen.

Velda was a strong careful and meticulous woman of tremendous character and expected nothing less than perfection from herself. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. Velda was active on the family farm in Presque Isle and enjoyed potato farming and picked potatoes well into her 80's. She also worked as a baker at the University of Maine in Presque Isle. She loved to cook, family gatherings on the farm, and enjoyed family visits. She moved to Old Town in 2001 to live with her daughter.

She is survived by 2 children Joy LaBree and her husband, Robert of Old Town; and Philip Scott Williams and his wife, Kimberly of Stratham, NH; son-in-law, John Walo of Providence, RI; six grandchildren, Hardy Hemphill and wife, Afsaneh, Anders Hemphill and wife, Beverly, Chad Hemphill and wife, Kecia, Jamie Hemphill and wife, Kiley, Brittany Williams, and Serena Andrews; seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip E. Williams in 1978, daughter, Trudy Walo; 2 brothers, Clayton Allen and Hazen (Ricky) Allen.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Baptist Church, Old Town, where friends may visit from 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be at a later date at Estes Cemetery, Easton. Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 304 Hancock St. #3a, Bangor, ME 04401. (800) 467-7423 or Notes of condolences may be left at
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