Marilyn G. Bickford

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TAMPA, Fla. – Marilyn Grace Bickford, 60, of 125 Main St., Lisbon Falls, died Sunday, May 14, at Tampa General Hospital, with her family by her side.

Marilyn was born in Reading, England, on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Albert and Anita Terrar Chandler. She was educated in English schools.

On May 25, 1979, she married Calvin F. Bickford.

She worked for several years at Goodyear Tire Company in Australia, retiring in 1979.

Marilyn was a gifted artist and enjoyed sharing her talent with others. Her hobbies included gardening, taking drives along the coast and her beloved pets, Chancey, Sheba and Lucky. She also enjoyed traveling, and her favorite places to travel were England and Australia. Marilyn also enjoyed music, especially playing the piano. Her greatest pleasure in life, however, was the time she spent with her family and grandchildren.

Marilyn was the life of any party because she always had a smile that would catch anybody’s eye. She made many friends in her journeys through England, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Massachusetts, Maine and Florida. She will be sadly missed but always remembered as a caring and loving lady. Marilyn was very proud on becoming a U.S. citizen in 2005.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin of Lisbon Falls; one daughter, Samantha and her husband, Joe Fenderson, of Lisbon Falls; three sons, Wesley and Robin Bickford of Georgia, David and his wife, Irit Bickford, of Michigan and Timothy Bickford of Parsonsfield; two sisters, Anita and her husband, Chris Naylor, of England and Elaine Wiltshare of England; and seven grandchildren, Brady, Morgan and Brandon Fenderson, Joshua, Seth and Savannah Bickford and Sabine Bickford.

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