Anna M. Klimavicz

February 16, 1929
- January 14, 2012

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Anna M. Klimavicz, 82, wife of the late Bronius J. Klimavicz, died Jan. 14, 2012, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Milo, the daughter of Irving and Mildred (Carpenter) Preble. Born at the start of the Great Depression, Anna began work early, helping her parents. Although she held many jobs in her youth, she is best known for being the cook at Mayo Memorial and later Mayo Regional Hospital. She relished her friendships with the old Mayo gang. Her greatest joys in life were her roles as wife, mother and "Grammie," not only to her own children and grandchildren, but to countless others. Her cookie jar was always full and every child who visited knew where it was kept. Anna was also proud to be one of the original members of Dover-Foxcroft Church of the Nazarene and remained active and faithful in her attendance even after she began residing at Hibbard Nursing Home. Her faith in God never wavered and her church family surrounded her with love and comfort. Anna's family wishes to thank the staff at Hibbard Nursing Home and Dr. McDermott for the care and love they have shown her during the past few years. Anna is survived by a daughter, Judy Klimavicz Reeves and her husband, Charles, of Fairfield; and a son, Timothy C. Klimavicz and his wife, Crystal, of John's Creek, Ga. She was a proud and loving grandmother to Matthew and Cassandra Smith, Nicholas Reeves, and Calvin and Claire Klimavicz. She also leaves two brothers, Ralph Preble and his wife, Marion, and Victor Preble; a sister, Sandra Preble; several beloved nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where a funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, with the Rev. Robert Herring officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Messages of condolences and memories may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on January 16, 2012

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