LOWELL, Mass. — Doris J. (Webster) (Wagner) Bacheller, 85, of Lowell, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clarence Wagner and the late Carl Bacheller.
She was born in Worcester, April 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Earl and Phoebe (Farris) Webster. She was educated at Lexington, Mass., and Fayette schools and graduated from Livermore Falls High School. She was a member of the 4-H Club for 10 years and belonged to Norland Grange for several years.
She worked at King's Department Store for 5 years in Auburn and in shoe shops as a fancy stitcher for 14 years. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Bacheller had worked for many years as a private caregiver.
She had outstanding talent at working with her hands and mind, making beautiful wood ornaments. She was also a good seamstress and made a lot of her own clothes. She got great satisfaction in helping other women learn different kinds of crafts such as knitting, crocheting and embroidery as well as making wood products.
She believed her greatest accomplishment was in raising her children. She taught them to be good citizens and how to care for themselves.
She was a dedicated follower and servant of Christ as a valued member of Lowell First Church of the Nazarene and an alto in the church Worship Choir. She was a volunteer in every church she attended in Maine, Florida, and Massachusetts, and also volunteered at the Androscoggin Home Health Services, the Parkland Medical Center and the Dracut Senior Center and completed the Lowell Citizen's Police Academy Course.
Surviving her are four children, Alfred Wagner and his wife, Barbara, of Auburn, N.H., Sharren Wagner Hall and her husband, Richard, of Lowell, Kathryn Wagner Raetz and her husband, Timothy, of Niantic, Conn., and Clayton Wagner of Livermore Falls; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Frances Webster Berry of Maine, Gladys Webster Welch of Asheville, N.C., and Richard Webster and his wife, Nancy, of Derry, N.H., and Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Josephine Wagner; and sister of the late Earl Webster.
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