GREENVILLE – Augusta “Billie” Parsons, 102, a former resident of Livermore, died Friday, April 10, at Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1906, in Chesterville, the daughter of Gilbert and Maude (Pomeroy) Wellman. Billie was a 1925 graduate of Lewiston High School.

In her youth, she enjoyed horseback riding and spending weekend outings with “our gang” at places like Lakewood Theater in Skowhegan and Pine Point Beach. She married Fred Doughty, they later divorced.

On Nov. 18, 1950, in Farmington, she married her husband of 48 years, Forest W. Parsons. He passed away Oct. 7, 1999. She worked for the Selective Service Draft Board during World War II in Farmington; First National Bank in Farmington, Benjamin Butler’s law office as a title search clerk, and also did bookkeeping for her husband’s trucking company.

When her husband Forest retired, they relocated to Florida in the winters and spent their summers from May through October on Moosehead Lake in Greenville, where she loved hosting friends and family.

She always enjoyed the outdoors with family as evidenced by the many family photos of summertime picnics and days at the beach. She enjoyed a cocktail in the evening, boating, hand feeding the birds, chipmunks and raccoons that came for their daily feedings, and time spent with her friends in Florida.

She loved to tend her flower gardens around the camp, and the lupines that line the camp road can be attributed to her. Above everything, her greatest enjoyment and the spice of her life were her grandchildren, she kept careful notes about the goings-on of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and even friends’ grandchildren.

In October 2006, she received a letter from Willard Scott from the NBC Today Show congratulating her on her 100th birthday. She was a truly remarkable and loving person, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be deeply missed by those who had the honor of knowing her.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Brian and Sandy Doughty of Greenville Junction; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson, Blake Gemelli.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Rosie Bryant, LaFern Cornish and Florence Tyler.

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