Lena H. Dean


WEST PARIS – Lena Hill Dean, 91, of West Paris, died in West Paris on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the home of her daughter-in-law and husband, Beverly and Vincent Stevens.

She was born in Kearsarge, N.H., on April 26, 1915, the daughter of Harold and Blanche Eastman Hill.

She married Raymond A. Dean in Bartlett, N.H., on Sept. 30, 1933.

She worked at Oxford Pickle Shop, Penley’s Mill, and Burnham and Morrill. Later, she worked in the office at Trap Corner Garage and for 32 years at Perham’s of West Paris.

She was an avid rock hound, spending many happy hours at mines in Maine and New Hampshire looking for that special specimen.

Fishing was one of the many joys of her life; wetting a hook in most any local stream and taking her grandchildren, nephews and other neighborhood children out for the day.

Family gatherings held a special place in her heart along with gatherings of her many friends.

Asked to go out for a meal, you could be sure she was ready to go. Always a joy to all, she never had a bad word for anyone.

She was a long time member of the West Paris Universalist Church, West Paris Grange, where she held various offices, Senior Citizens, where she was secretary until the time of her death, Daughters of Union Veterans, the Sunshine Club and the Maine Mineral Club.

She is survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ann Goulding, Stacy Dean and Darcey Robertson, Raymond Dean-Inman, Madison Dean-Inman and Dustin Tilley; a granddaughter-in-law, Diane Dean-Inman; her daughter, Jennifer Sprague and her children, Damien and Seth; and sisters, Louise Sargent of Freeport, and Kathleen Ela of Greenville Jct.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; a son, Arthur; a grandson, Raymond; a sister, Eleanor Bunker; and her brother, Albert Hill.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice and many friends and family who have visited and provided other support during her illness.