1931 – 2016

AUBURN — Joan Elaine (Carver) Lyons, 84, of Schooner Estates, Auburn, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Auburn on Thursday, Jan. 28.

She was born in Auburn on June 6, 1931, the daughter of the late Elwood and Fleeta (Smith) Carver. Joan grew up in North Auburn surrounded by extended family. She attended Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1951.

Joan married the love of her life, Paul M. Lyons, in 1955 and they settled in Danville to raise their family.

Joan worked for the Maine Department of Human Services for 25 years and retired in 1996. She enjoyed traveling — her favorite destinations being Hawaii, Ireland, the Grand Canyon, New Orleans for Mardi Gras and the beaches of Florida. She also loved making crafts, shopping, bringing joy to many people with her sister as clowns and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joan is survived by one son, Thomas Lyons of Sabattus; four daughters, Paula Lyons-Myrick and her husband, Jerry, of Minot, Benita Davis of Lewiston, Julie Sheloske and her husband, David, of Turner, and Lisa Rogers of Shelton, Conn. She is also survived by her sisters, Sandra Vye and her husband, Richard, of Auburn, Judy Boothby and her husband, Ted, of Turner, Margaret Hodge and Dorothy Hanson, of Englewood, Fla.; her brother, John Carver Sr. and his wife Laura of Turner; her sister-in-law, Patricia Castner and her husband, Larry, of Minot; sisters-in-law, Edie Lyons of Danville and Elizabeth Mayeux of Louisiana; brother-in-law, Edward Lyons Sr. of Oxford; her grandchildren, Nicole Davis of Lewiston, Lyndsey Davis of Lisbon, Christopher Davis of Lewiston, Michael Myrick of Lewiston, Charles J. Rogers of West Haven, Conn., Candice Rogers of Shelton, Conn., Beckie Sheloske of Montpelier, Vt., Shawn Lyons of Limerick, and Sara Lyons of Orono; her great-grandchildren, Bentley Bosse, Brycen O’Connell, Vera Rose Figula, Spencer Russell, and twins, Elsie and Chandler Myrick.

Joan is predeceased by her husband, Paul, who died in 1976; her brothers, Roger Carver and David Carver; her sister, Norma Hoy; a grandson, Paul Davis; brothers-in-law, John Hodge, William Hanson, George Lyons, Bill Lyons, John Lyons and James Hoy; as well as sisters-in-law, Anna Langlois and Joyce Carver.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Schooner Estates for helping to make the last years of her life enjoyable, as well as the staff and volunteers at the Hospice House for making the final days of her life comfortable and peaceful.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Joan’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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