Laura O. Webber

FARMINGTON — Laura O. Webber, 95, of Farmington, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at the Pinewood Terrace, where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born on May 27, 1915, in New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of William and Helen (McLean) Stanger. She graduated class valedictorian from the New Sharon High School in 1933 and went on to attend Bliss Business School.

On June 14, 1938, she married Richard W. Oliver. Together, they raised two sons and a daughter. Richard passed away on Feb. 25, 1961. She remarried to Robert O. Webber on Feb. 17, 1962. He had two sons Wally and Ralph Webber. Robert passed away on Dec. 8, 1996.

Laura was well liked and known to many friends in the area. She loved her family and flowers and the view from her porch at her home on Bailey Hill Road. She also loved to bake bread, rolls, pies and cookies.

She was an active member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington.

She is survived by her sons, Doug Oliver of Farmington and Bill Oliver of Colorado; a daughter, Cyndi Ela of Fryeburg; a stepson, Ralph Webber of Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Richard Oliver and Robert Webber; her parents, William and Helen Stanger; four sisters, Margaret Chandler, Vivian Buchanan, Barbara Mason and Eva Brann; and a stepson, Wally Webber.

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Funeral services were held Jan. 16, at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington with the Rev. Dr. Susan Crane, officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.

Gifts may be given in her memory to the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 147, Farmington, ME 04938, or the Pinewood Terrace Resident Activity Fund, 136 Rosewood Dr., Farmington, ME 04938.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

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