Carol A. Coomber

HIRAM — Carol Ann Coomber, 72, of Hiram, died on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Odd Fellows Home in Auburn. She remained a loving, gracious, happy woman throughout her years living with Alzheimer’s.
She was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Aug. 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Percy and Lucille (Cook) Coomber. They lived in Newark, N.Y., until Carol was 12 when they moved to Lexington, Mass., where she graduated from high school.
She moved to Maine and had eight children with Robert Proctor to whom she was married for many years. When she wasn’t caring for her many children, Carol was employed at Sylvania and area nursing homes. Eventually, she became a live-in nanny, later running her own catering truck.
She was predeceased by Dewayne Shaw, with whom she spent many years. They owned Freedom Hardware together along with the Comfort Motel in Jackman. Always though, the place she loved the most was the “Mountain,” their home in Hiram. She enjoyed her last years at the Mountain in Hiram surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived by seven children; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brother David; and a niece.
She was predeceased by a brother, Douglas; a daughter, Dianna Lynn; and two grandsons.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn, on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Private burial will be held in the spring. A service of Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapels, Gorham. For online condolences, please visit the website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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