SOUTH PARIS — Elizabeth “Libby” B. Nester, 91, formerly of Fryeburg, passed away on April 24 at the Maine Veterans Home.

Libby was born to Ennis and Lida Clark Bachman on May 26, 1919, in Orange, N.J.

She spent many happy summers at the family camp at the north end of Lake Kezar. Libby graduated from Columbia High School and Greenbriar Junior College. She taught nursery school before marrying DeWitt “Dewey” B. Nester in 1949 and raising three daughters (Dottie, Sue and Lynnie) in Maplewood, N.J.

Libby was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. In addition, she always found time to volunteer for church, community service league, and Girl Scouts. Libby and Dewey retired to Fryeburg in 1980. Their retirement provided them many opportunities to travel cross-country to visit family and friends. Libby was an active member of the Fryeburg Congregational Church, Fryeburg Garden Club, the Nautilus Guild, and the Fryeburg Hookers (rugs of course).

Her grandchildren especially enjoyed spending time with her at the camp in North Lovell. They have many fond memories of playing games and exploring the woods with her.

Libby is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Donald Eastman, Marilyn and Carlton Brown and Susan and Gary Beem; grandchildren Sara and Stacy Eastman, Susan and Melissa Brown, and Daniel and Steven Beem and Katherine Beem Benedict.

Libby was predeceased by her husband, Dewey, in 2008, after 51 years of marriage.

The family is very grateful for the wonderful care both Libby and her husband, Dewey, received at the Maine Veterans Home. In addition, Dr. James Eshleman provided exceptional care and support to Libby, Dewey and the family.

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