FARMINGTON – Doris Leah Fletcher, 92, of East Dixfield, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center where she had resided since March.

She was born June 15, 1912, in West Bridgton, the daughter of Herbert Francis and Gleniva (Wiley) Pillsbury. She was educated in the schools of Bridgton, South Portland and Fryeburg Academy.

She was married to George Lewis Fletcher, June 22, 1935, in Wilton, by the Rev. Albert P. Watson. She and George resided in the home of her husband’s parents, Charles and Kate Fletcher, restoring and maintaining the house and caring for his parents until they passed away. Her beloved husband of 48 and-a-half years died Dec. 15, 1983.

For 30 years she was employed by Peggy Hodgkins of Wilton, doing domestic work. She was treated like one of the family in the David and Peggy Hodgkins’ household, retiring in 1989 due to vertigo. She just loved being a member of their family.

For 69 years she was an East Dixfield resident and belonged to the East Dixfield Farm Bureau Extension.

She was also the Franklin County foods leader for four years.

She had many friends and really liked people. She enjoyed all kinds of fancy work, including knitting and embroidery. She loved cooking and bread making, ceramics, gardening and reciting Scripture verses. She also enjoyed fishing and hunting with her husband.

She had been an active member of the East Dixfield United Baptist Church for many years.

She was the church clerk for 12 years, served on the Benevolence Committee, sang in the choir and attended prayer meetings regularly until she had hearing problems.

She is survived by a daughter, Joy Marian and son-in-law, Dennis E. Karkos, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; three sisters, Alta Handy, of Portland, Carrie Keniston, of South Portland and Arlene Butts, of Westbrook; six grandchildren, Terry L. Karkos, who has been a blessing to her for 23 years and his wife, Rebekah (Beth) Karkos, who made their home with her in East Dixfield, Larry and Kathy Karkos, Laurie Karkos, Jeff Karkos and his fiancee, Brenda Clay and Robbie and Matea Karkos, all of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Scott and Caryn Karkos, of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Erwin W. Pillsbury in 1987, and a sister, Edna Roullard on June 14, 1994.

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