Helen C. Farrar

NORWAY — Helen C. Farrar, 90, of Norway, left this world to be at peace, free of pain and sickness, on Aug. 5, 2012, which was also her nephew, Bobby Crockett’s birthday.

Helen Bernice Crockett was born in Greenwood on May 16, 1922, the daughter of Charles W. and Mary L. Leonard Crockett. She was a graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel. She married George “Dean” Farrar Oct. 21, 1950. They lived in Locke Mills on the East Bethel Road for many, many years and worked for Ekco Wood Products in Locke Mills until her retirement.

After the passing of Dean, Helen sold her home on the East Bethel Road and moved to Sudbury Village in Bethel. She then moved to Buck Hill Apartments in South Paris to be closer to her daughter, Shirley. Eventually, she needed a little assistance with day-to-day tasks and moved to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. She made many, many friends at Norway Rehab, including all of the staff. She was known as “Gram” to quite a few of the nurses. Helen was always excited to see what Georgia Cram had come up with for activities. She loved playing bingo and Pokeno and was very excited when she won a game or two. Of course, shopping was high on her priority list so she could buy more shoes and purses!

Helen was so excited to know that she was going to meet her great-great-granddaughter, Georgia Paisley Morse, in early July. On July 5, 2012, she met her great-great-granddaughter. She couldn’t stop talking about how precious Georgia was. That was the last true smile that Helen gave. Unfortunately, she was not feeling well enough to meet her other great-great-grandchildren that were here in Maine from Florida in July.

Helen will be truly missed by many, many family members and friends.

Helen is survived by her grandsons including Darren Dean Morse of Harrison; three great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her parents; husband, George “Dean” Farrar; her beloved daughter, Shirley A. Crockett Morse; brothers, George, Jonathan and Ernest; sisters, Gladys, Ruth, Lena and Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

At Helen’s request, a graveside service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the East Bethel Cemetery on Intervale Road in Bethel.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center Residential Activity Fund or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.

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