Phyllis W. Chandler

Fryeburg — Phyllis Walker Chandler, 83, of Fryeburg, died unexpectedly at her home. She was born in Lovell on June 28, 1928, the daughter of Percy A. and Irene Abbott Walker. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1947 and was so looking forward to her 65th class reunion.

Before her marriage she was a switchboard operator for the Lovell Telephone Co. On June 26, 1949, she married Irving T. Chandler of Sweden. They lived most of their life in Lovell, where she was a homemaker. She had many interests including cooking, golf, going for walks and going to public suppers with friends. She belonged to many organizations: The Lovell United Church of Christ,  where she was the longest standing member, the Lovell Library Club, Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Ladies Aux., Lovell Historical Society, a 50-year member of Pondicherry Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society.

She is predeceased by her husband Irving; two daughters, Norma and Paula; and a son, Stephen; her two brothers, Paul and William; and a sister, Harriett Walker. Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Adams and her husband Craig, and Deborah Jones and her husband Erwin Jr., both of Stoneham; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Lovell United Church of Christ, followed by a reception at the VFW hall in Lovell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lovell United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 208, Center Lovell, ME 04016-0208. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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