Evelyn M. Bailey

November 21, 1915
- October 22, 2004

LAGRANGE - Evelyn M. Bailey, 88, wife of the late Frank Bailey, died Oct. 22, 2004, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 21, 1915, in LaGrange, the daughter of Frederick and Clara (Lovejoy) Messer. She graduated valedictorian of her class from LaGrange High School in 1931. Evelyn was a member of LaGrange Community Baptist Church, was Past Worthy Matron of Doric Chapter, OES, of LaGrange, and was the tax collector in LaGrange for 30 years. She also worked for 15 years at Windy Ridge egg farm. She is survived by two sons, Paul and his wife, Elaine Lewis, of Hampden, Roger and his wife, Shelley Lewis, of Bangor; two daughters, Ronda and her husband, Dale Koucher, of Coloma, Mich., Sandra and her husband, Mike Bowen, of Bradley; seven grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren, two step-grandsons. She was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Lewis; and a grandson, Russell Lewis. Evelyn's family would like to extend a special thank you to Wanda Freese for her loving care of their mother over the past few months. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Pastor David Mumford officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Hillcrest Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Cancer Care of Maine, care of Eastern Maine Charities, PO Box 404, Bangor, ME 04401.

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