Zelda S. Wilcox, 84

PORTLAND — Zelda Serena Wilcox, 84, of Gorham, beloved wife of George Wilcox, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Maine Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1934, the daughter of Simon and Grace (Little) Anderson in Woodland. She worked for the Westbrook School Nutrition program for 26 years and was a member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church in Portland.

Zelda was a warm and caring person who could befriend anyone. You could find comfort in her voice and rationale in her counsel. Mostly, she listened. Zelda always found the good in people. She was a selfless person who always put family and friends first. Her church family was also an important part of her life, specifically time spent working with the Ladies Mission Group.

Zelda enjoyed spending time on shopping trips with her daughters and watching her favorite cooking shows. She always looked forward to the family reunions up to “the county” on the Fourth of July. More than anything, she loved her family.

She was the youngest of 15 children and has two surviving brothers. Elbridge Anderson of Pennsylvania and Merrill Anderson of Houlton.

Zelda leaves her loving husband, George. They would have been married 66 years on Feb. 7. They had five children, Patricia Hatch of Limington, Shirlene Davis of Buxton, Dean Wilcox of Westbrook, Cynthia of Gorham and Larry Wilcox of Westbrook; eight grandchildren including Jason Hatch of Sebago; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday Jan. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Committal services followed at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland.

You may offer your condolences and share memories at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com

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