FARMINGTON — Marilyn R. Lee, 89, of Rangeley, died late in the evening of Christmas Eve at Edgewood Rehabilitation Center in Farmington with her loving family by her side. She was born in Bristol on Aug. 15, 1928, the daughter of Atwood and Margaret (Foster) Richards and married Benjamin A. Lee on June 3, 1950. She grew up and graduated from High School in Arlington, Mass., and then moved back to Edgcomb with her family. Her passion was cooking, which she freely shared with neighbors, family and friends. She was a pastry cook for 7 years at Pleasant Island Camps, 5 years at Grant’s Camps, and 2 years at Saddleback Mountain. She was a former member of the Rainbow Girls Assembly #36 of Arlington, Mass., and the Pemaquid Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Bristol. Mrs. Lee was a charter member of the Rangeley Congregational Church, UCC.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Henderson and her husband, Morris, and Margaret Rachel Lowell and her husband, Michael, all of Rangeley; granddaughters, Shelly (Henderson) Lowell and her husband, Steven, of Rangeley, April (Henderson) Glover and her husband, Michael, of Easton, Mass., Kiesha (Lee) McGowen and her husband, Matthew, of Windham, Catherine Lowell of Strong, and Lisa Lowell of Stratton; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Matthew, Alexander, Christopher, Abigail and Isabelle. The family would like to give a huge “Thank-You” to the staff of Edgewood Rehabilitation Center for not only caring for their mother but also for loving her.

Condolences, tributes, and a memorial video may be shared on her memorial wall at

Marilyn R. Lee

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