Harriet P. Libby, 92

Harriet Libby

Harriet Libby

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. β€” Harriet Pauline Libby, 92, of Sioux Falls, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital, after complications of a stroke.

Harriet was born to Harry and Myrtle (Crockett) Johnson on Nov. 18, 1922, at home on the kitchen table on East Bridge Street in Westbrook. She was born the youngest child and only girl to two older brothers, George and Albert. Her brothers doted on her giving her anything she wanted for she was much loved. She attended Westbrook schools, graduating from Westbrook High School in 1941.

She married Ernest Maxwell Libby on Aug. 26, 1942. To this union were born four children: George Albert, an infant son Harry Paul, Harry Edward and Evangeline. She was a homemaker until the early death of her husband. She then went to work at Sebago Moc until her retirement in 1987.

Harriet enjoyed knitting, crocheting, picking blueberries at the farm in Dresden, sewing quilts, and watching wildlife. She traveled many times to Alaska to visit family. She had fond memories of going to camp at Bonny Eagle Pond and of the lady slippers that grew there. In her later years, she loved going to the casino to play the slot machines. She loved playing bingo with her dear friend Ginny Williams. She was proud to tell anyone she met she was 92 and from Maine. She was a member of Bar Mills Community Church.

She is survived by a son Harry of Raymond; a daughter, Evangeline β€œSis” of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers; infant son, Harry; son George Albert; and longtime companion Guy Getchell.

A memorial service is planned for late July in Maine. May she be remembered with fondness.

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