Elizabeth B. Nester

SOUTH PARIS — Elizabeth “Libby” B. Nester, 91, formerly of Fryeburg, passed away on April 24, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Home.

Libby was born to Ennis and Lida Clark Bachman on May 26, 1919, in Orange, N.J.

She spent many happy summers at the family camp at the north end of Kezar Lake. Libby graduated from Columbia High School and Greenbriar Junior College. She taught nursery school before marrying DeWitt “Dewey” B. Nester in 1949 and raising three daughters (Dottie, Sue and Lynnie) in Maplewood, N.J.

Libby was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. In addition, she always found time to volunteer for church, community service league, and Girl Scouts. Libby and Dewey retired to Fryeburg in 1980. Their retirement provided them many opportunities to travel cross-country to visit family and friends. Libby was an active member of the Fryeburg Congregational Church, Fryeburg Garden Club, the Nautilus Guild, and the Fryeburg Hookers (rugs, of course).

Her grandchildren especially enjoyed spending time with her at the camp in North Lovell. They have many fond memories of playing games and exploring the woods with her.

Libby is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Eastman, Marilyn Brown and Susan Beem; and seven grandchildren.

Libby was predeceased by her husband, Dewey, in 2008, after 51 years of marriage.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

A graveside service will be held at North Lovell Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maine Veterans Home, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281 or the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg, 655 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.

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