Doris E. Maxim


WEST PARIS – Doris E. Maxim, 98, died at the Ledgeview Living Center on May 29.

She was born in Paris on May 13, 1908, the daughter of Joseph H. and Isa Belle (Robbins) Ellingwood. During World War II she was a member of the Ground Observation Corps, and she was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She had worked as a machine operator at Burnham & Morrill in South Paris and later retired from Penley Mills in West Paris. She loved to cook, was known as the cookie women and was a former member of the Farm Bureau Extension.

She is survived by four daughters, Thelma M. Holden of West Paris, Marilyn M. Wilson of San Antonio, Texas, Pearl M. Hamlin of Milford, N.H. and Barbara J. Jones of Hartford; four half-sisters, Evelyn Chamberlain, Susie Abbott and Beryl Oja, all of North Paris and Ina Grover of Mason Township; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Maxim; three sons, Wayne S. Ellingwood, E. Timothy Maxim and Harold Maxim; four brothers, Erwin Ellingwood, Perley Ellingwood, Howard Ellingwood and Ralph Abbott; and two sisters, Amy Ferris Drake and Ruth E. Lowell.