1922-2003

BUCKFIELD – Irma Naomi Jack, 81, of North Buckfield Road, died at her residence Sunday, Dec. 14.

She was born in Hartford on April 1, 1922, the daughter of Fred & J. Irene (Dodge) Stetson. She attended Hartford schools and graduated from Canton High School in 1939 and Central Maine General School of Nursing in 1943. After becoming a registered nurse she enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps where she served in France, England and the U.S. during World War II.

On Oct. 28, 1950, she married F. Erlon Jack. They spent many happy married years in Buckfield until his death in 1997.

Irma worked as a school nurse in the Buckfield schools and MSAD #39 for many years until her retirement in 1984. She served as assistant leader of the Cloverettes 4-H Club for many years. She was also a life long member of the East Sumner Congregational Church, serving as a long time Sunday school teacher, deacon, trustee and member of the choir. She was a 66-year member of the Grange, first at Union Grange in East Sumner then Mountain Grange #164 in North Buckfield as well as the Oxford Pomona Grange and the American Legion Post # 58 John D. Long Post.

She enjoyed many varied hobbies including quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, genealogy and the outdoors. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

She is survived: by two daughters, Anita Jack of Buckfield and Elva Houlihan and her husband, William, of Buxton; three grandchildren, Kristen, Shane and Kelsey Houlihan all of Buxton; as well as two sisters, Myrtle Gordon of Livermore and Nattie Frechette and her husband Ernest of Norway and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by one brother, Ray Stetson, and her husband of 46 years, Frederick Jack.


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