1933 – 2014

LEWISTON — Hope Lord Edwards Lamb of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bowdoin, passed beyond our mortal sight on Friday, July 18, after a brief illness, with her three children at her side.

She was born in Rumford Corner on Aug. 9, 1933, to Wilfred and Nancy Lord. Her preschool years were spent in Milton Plantation with her grandparents, Walter and Cora Millett. Her school years were spent in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Pearl River, N.Y. She was a member of the Pearl River High School, Class of 1951.

She was married to Billy Edwards in Joliet, Ill., in 1951, where they resided briefly, before moving back to Washington, D.C., where she worked for 18 years for the Department of Agriculture and then seven years for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co.

She returned home to Maine in 1976, where she spent her remaining working years in various wood mills in production and administrative positions. In 1992, she married Harold Lamb of St. Petersburg, Fla.

She is survived by her children, Greg Edwards of Palermo, Julia Martinez of Gorham, N.H., and Cyndie Lagrange of Bowdoin, where she happily spent the past two summers, before becoming ill. She leaves seven grandchildren, Stacy Couture and Dan of Auburn, Jennie Edwards and her partner, Chip Tuttle, of Bethel, Nancy Leigh and Carl of Washington, Chantelle Lagrange and her partner, Amanda McLeod, of Wilton, Denae Lagrange and Bennie Tolman of Farmington and Karina R. and Lisea Martinez of Gorham, N.H. She was also a great-grandmother of Jerriah Edwards of Bethel, Earl Edwards Leigh III of Gardiner, Cullen and Adriana Couture of Auburn, Kyley Leigh of Washington and Levi Edwards of Farmington. She leaves behind two very dear friends, Jerry Harris of Perry, Fla., and Mary Jane Grohmann of Kissimmee, Fla.; their friendship to her during her time in Florida was invaluable.

She was predeceased by both husbands and her two brothers, Roland and Wayne, and their spouses, Betty and Marlene. Sadly, she was also predeceased by a great-grandson, Blake Walker, of Wilton.

Lastly, the family would like to thank the staff at Montello Manor. Their very professional, kind and loving care made what was a sad and painful time much less so.

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