Fern L. Shields
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Houlton - Fern L. Shields, 87, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at a Houlton long-term care facility. She was born January 7, 1932, in Littleton, the daughter of Clayton and Ena (Montieth) Little.
Fern grew up in Littleton and moved to Houlton when she married Roy Shields. Fern and Roy moved to Meridan, Connecticut in the late fifties where she went to work for International Silverware as an inspector. They moved back to Houlton in the mid seventies and she went to work at Smith & Wesson until she retired. Fern enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and was an avid painter who would give items she made away as gifts. She was selfless and always put the needs of others before herself. Fern's faith was very important to her and she was a longtime member of the Amity Baptist Church.
She is survived by seven siblings: Mae, Bonita, Sandra, Kathryn, Debra, John, Gene; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Roy; a son Earl; four sisters: Winnifred, Clairetta, Sonja, Glenice; three brothers: Owen, Frederick, and Alan.
At Fern's wishes there will be no services at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Littleton Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Fern in a special way may make gifts in her memory payable to Bridge To Hope in C/O Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730. Arrangements in care of Dunn Funeral Home.
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Published on December 3, 2019


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audrey Craig (Graham)
Dec 04, 2019
Fern was a very special cousin to my sister Joanne when she was so sick. She was always there for her. Fern is at peace today

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audrey graham )Craig)
Dec 04, 2019
Fern was a very special friend & cousin. She was always there for my sister Joanne when she was so very sick. Haven't seen Fern since Joanne passed away. Think of her often. Fern is at peace today.
Peggy Watson
Dec 04, 2019
I worked with Fern at Smith & Wesson and became fast friends. I always loved to see her and have a visit.... she will be missed.