Farmington – Lucille Colburn Oliver, 87, of Phillips, died unexpectedly at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening, June 4.

She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Farmington, a daughter of Harold and Cora M. (Coombs) Colburn. She was educated in the schools of Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School in 1939. She also attended Farmington Normal School.

She married Harley F. Oliver on April 5, 1941, in Farmington. She worked as secretary/bookkeeper at Oliver Oil Company until they sold the business on August 1, 1972, due to ill health of Harley and moved to a new home in Avon with a million-dollar view of the mountains.

Lucille was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Phillips Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge Merrill 84 in Farmington, and a 72-year member and officer of the Farmington Grange 12. Lucille had the Grand Cross of Color in Rainbow. She and her husband Harley were honored couple at Phillips Old Home Week in 1968. She was a member of the Henderson Memorial Church in Farmington.

She is survived by three daughters, Evangeline Prescott and her husband, Lewis, of New Sharon, Linda Welch and her husband, Alliston, of Wilton, and Betty Babb of Littleton, N.H.,; one son, Herbert and his wife, Regina, of Waterville; grandchildren, Anthony Savage Phillips, Thomas Savage and his wife, Mildred, from Windham, Bethany Oliver and friend, Denise Pooler, from Winslow, Megan Winther and husband, Ace, from Skivholmevej, Denmark, Kyle Oliver and his wife, Nancy, from Lowell, Mass., David Burdin and wife, Antoinette, from Gorham, Rebecca Scott and her husband, Clifford, from Weld, Robin Chandler from Chubbuck, Idaho, Kathryn Butterfield and her husband, Barry, from Littleton, N.H.; great-grandchildren, Emma Winther, Ashley Burdin, Kristi Graffam, Justin Scott, Guy Gardiner, Brittney Butterfield, Kaitlyn Butterfield and Branden Butterfield.

She was predeceased by her husband, on June 21, 1986; brother-in-law, Merton Edwards and wife, Ida Belle.

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