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ST. ALBANS—Evelyn M. Lord, 87, a lifelong resident of St. Albans, died peacefully March 23, 2003 at her home with her loving family caring for her. She was born August 3, 1915 in St. Albans, a daughter of Alton and Erma (Packard) Merrow. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Cyril, a sister, Althea Estes and three brothers, Clarence, Mahlon and Myron Merrow.

Preferring the outdoors since childhood, she loved nature, flowers and animals. She attended nurses training at the old Sister’s Hospital (later known as Seton) and was employed there for 9 years. She then worked at Sanfield Nursing Home in Hartland (formerly Scott-Webb Hospital) where she was employed for over 20 years as a charge nurse on the 2nd shift. All of her life she was a caregiver to her family and many friends. Upon her retirement in 1993, she was nominated for the Jefferson Award by her co-workers. Evelyn celebrated both occasions with family and friends. Her life long membership in the Waverly Rebekah Lodge #70 gave her much enjoyment and fulfillment. She was an active member and treasurer of the lodge until September 2002, at which time the lodge merged. In her later years she did much traveling throughout the United States and enjoyed several cruises. She attended the induction of her friend and neighbor Slim Clark to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, and later visited Branson, MO. On one of her trips she stopped in Maryland to meet her pen pal of 65 years for the first time. On her 85th birthday, a party of nieces and nephews, including her newest great great great niece, gathered to celebrate her life. She was always a part of every family gathering from weddings, graduations, celebrations, vacations, dance recitals and the birth of the newest baby. She will be greatly missed by each and every life she touched. She will always lovingly be remembered as “Auntie” to all.

Funeral services will be held 7 PM Tuesday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport with the Rev. Al Worden officiating. Friends may call from 6 PM until the time of services. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, St. Albans, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to Health Reach Hospice, 165 North Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

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