Avis I. Smith, 89

 

Avis Smith

Avis Smith

Avis Inez Smith, 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Bridgton.

She was born in Standish on the family farm on Dec. 30, 1926, the daughter of Leon H. and Doris (Wescott) Tibbetts. Avis raised her four children in Windham.

She enjoyed hunting and fishing. She loved nature, feeding the birds, gardening and tending her houseplants.

Avis is survived by her sons, Richard Tibbetts, Robert Smith Sr. and David Smith; daughter, Deborah Bennett; brother, Leon Tibbetts; sisters, Florence Millett, Eleanor Darling, Janice Alferio, Abbie Martin and Linda Shapleigh; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Avis was predeceased by a grandson; a brother, Phillip Tibbetts; and a sister, Elaine Macaro.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, with reception immediately following. To express condolences, please see: www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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