FARMINGTON — Jean Swain Grant, 84, of Rangeley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 29, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center.
She was born in Rangeley on Sept. 30, 1926, the first child of Stephen S. and Bessie Haley Swain.
On Sept. 14, 1947, she married Edward Grant in Rangeley and lived there all her life. She was a member of the Rangeley Free Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher, a member of the Church Missionary Society, and was on the Deaconess Board.
Jean worked as a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Co. in Rangeley. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the World War I Barracks. For many years, she ran the Sam-O-Set Housekeeping Camps on Rangeley Lake and enjoyed the many people who came there to vacation.
Jean was a volunteer driver for many who needed a ride for an appointment or to grocery shop. Jean will always be remembered as a giving person and enjoyed helping whenever she was able. She was always knitting or quilting, having made quilts for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as knitting many items each year for the Veterans’ Home at Togus. She enjoyed her grandchildren and was an active participant in their many school and social activities and looked forward to their visits.
Jean is survived by her sons, James E. and his wife, Susan, of Industry and Stephen H. and his wife, Valerie, of Rangeley; her grandchildren, Christopher Farmer and his wife, Jennifer, of Rangeley, Jonathan Farmer of Farmington, David Grant and his wife, Moriah, of Hope, Stephen C. and his wife, Kim, of Rangeley and Kelly O’Neil and her husband, Patrick, of Rangeley; her great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren Farmer, Jazmyn Begin, Nathan Farmer, Dylan and Carter Grant, Emma Jean and Abby Grant and Emily O’Neil; her sister, Geraldine Wilkinson of Manchester, N.H.; her brother, Stephen M. Swain and his wife, Jackie, of Rangeley; sisters-in-law, Rowena Swain of Auburn and Louise Doak of Rangeley; a brother-in-law, George Grant of Huntsville, Ala.; as well as her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Edward “Ebbie” Grant; and her brother, Harold Swain.
Her family would also like to thank the staff at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center for their care and concern shown while a resident there.
Tributes and condolences may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com.