1942 – 2015

AUBURN — Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit — for without being seen, they are present with you.

— St. Francis de Sales

Lucille (Bell) Wyse, 72, of Auburn reached the end of her journey on Friday, July 24, at The Hospice House.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1942, in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Herbert and Yvonne (Cyr) Bell. She attended Edward Little High School, Bliss College and University of Maine.

After a long career in accounting, Lucy retired and enjoyed five years traveling cross-country with her husband, Don, in their motor home, making many new friends along the way.


Lucy’s passions included quilting, stained glass, scrapbooking and many other crafts. She spent years researching and assembling her family’s genealogy and loved poring over old family photos.

Lucy will be lovingly remembered by her children, Christopher Crockett of Lewiston, Michelle Yonuss and husband, Shane, of Lewiston, and Brian Lester and wife, Andrea, of Nashua, N.H.; three stepsons, Donald Wyse and wife, Jennifer, of Nahant, Mass., Derek Wyse and wife, Susan, of Newmarket, N.H., and Bruce Helmuth of Wales; grandchildren, Brandi, Eric, Raquel, Calla Lily, Aidan, Amelia, Brayden and Levi; and great-granddaughter, Karin; three siblings, Maxine Folsom and husband, Frank, of Auburn, Kathryn Bell of Freeport, and Philip Bell and wife, Kathleen, of Concord, N.H.; and many nephews and nieces.

Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Donald Wyse; and her siblings, Vernon Bell and Colette Ayer.

Lucy brought joy and peace to those around her with her sense of humor, genuine spirit, strength and kindness. She gave love simply and freely, and gave generously of her time and talents. Recognizing the voice and hands of God in the words and actions of others, she called them her “angels at work.” In turn, she was an angel for her friends and family and had a calming and warm presence that will be greatly missed.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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