Phyllis Smith, 84

Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith

LEWISTON — Phyllis A. Smith, 84, a of Livermore Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Wilton on Dec. 30, 1930, the daughter of Harold I. Buker and Doris E. (Lincoln) Buker. She attended school in Wilton. On Dec. 31, 1951, she married William Smith. He passed away in 1982.

Phyllis worked at Norwock Shoe for 20 years, Livermore Falls Baking Co. for 20 years, and also worked as a cook at various restaurants and she volunteered as a driver for Community Concepts, where she enjoyed her job helping people. She drove 62,000 volunteer miles in one year. Phyllis was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dixfield and the Oxford County American Legion. Phyllis enjoyed knitting, driving, sewing and scratch tickets.

She is survived by her six sons: Philip Buker of Standish, David R. Smith of Livermore Falls, William Smith Jr. of Naples, Kenneth Smith of Livermore Falls, Timothy Smith of Livermore and Shawn Smith of Bangor; four daughters Carol Pauley of Jay, Debbie Hathaway of Wareham, Mass., Norma Bowman of Apache Junction, Ariz. and Doris Austin of Turner; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters Linda MacKissock of Virginia, Marylin Howard of Houlton and Glennys Wilkins of Winthrop; brothers Clayton Buker of New Hampshire and Richard Buker of Virginia.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Smith; her son, Norman Smith; daughter, Joyce Ridley; brothers Thurlow, Vinton and Harold Buker; and sisters Rita Powers, Harriet Evans and Sheilia Leo.

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Visitation was held on Friday, July 31, 2015. A funeral was held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton.

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