1926 – 2014

LIVERMORE — Erlon L. Lee, 87, a resident of Livermore, died at his home late Sunday evening, March 2, following a brief illness.

He was born in Livermore on April 12, 1926, the son of Clyde Lee and Elsie (Gordon) Lee, and attended schools in Livermore and Turner. He served in the U.S. Marines as a machine gunner during World War II, and was on one of the first ships to land in Japan after the atom bomb was dropped.

On July 24, 1953, Erlon married his wife of 42 years, Marion M. Blodgett, of Livermore Falls; she passed away on Dec. 28, 1995.

He worked in one and two shipping departments at International Paper Co. in Jay, and retired in 1987 after 35 years with the company. He was a member of the Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post No. 3335 in Jay and the International Paper Quarter Century Club.

Erlon was an avid cribbage player, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. His pride and joy was the camp he owned in Kingfield, and he and Marion spent many days there going fishing and appreciating nature.

He is survived by two daughters, Wendy Boothby and her husband, Daniel, of Livermore and Cindy Williamson and her husband, Gary, of Poland; two sons, Michael Lee of Livermore Falls and Dennis Lee and his wife, Cathy, of Livermore; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clifton, George, Clayton, Roger and Sherman Lee; sisters, Ellen Chamberlain and Carolyn Adams; companion, Phyllis Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Milford Lee.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care that was given to Erlon.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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