BRUNSWICK — Crystal Mae Webster, 89, of 116 Soper Road, Durham, passed away Thursday, May 26, at Parkview Hospital with family at her side.

She was born in Waldoboro, May 22, 1922, a daughter of Emery and Avis (Cromwell) Post. Crystal was educated in Harmony schools and graduated from Harmony High School, Class of 1940.

Following high school, she studied five years at Chestnut Hill Bible School in New Hampshire. Following her marriage to Carl R. Webster on April 16, 1947 at Shiloh Chapel in Durham, she operated Maples Nursing Home with her husband for 12 years, then worked for a number of years at Worumbo Mill. Crystal later worked as a cook at Merepoint Road Nursing Home for five years and then spent her last several working years in the kitchen at Parkview Hospital until her retirement.

Crystal was a devoted and longtime member of Shiloh Chapel and at one point early in her marriage, and as new parents, she and her husband Carl lived and worked as caretakers on the Yacht Coronet in Portland for five years as they began to raise their new baby girl, Anne.

Among her favorite enjoyments were spending fun times with her family at Wolf’neck State Park in Freeport and reading Christian fiction. Crystal was a loving, devoted and hard-working wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

She leaves her daughter, Anne Aldrich and husband, Floyd, of Durham; two grandchildren, Amy Courage and husband, George and Ryan Aldrich, all of Massachusetts; a brother, Richard Post of St. Albans; and several nieces and nephews.

Crystal was predeceased by her husband, Carl Webster; a sister, Elizabeth Cheek; and a brother, H. Wesley Post.

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