LIVERMORE FALLS — Esther E. Young-Coombs, 79, of Livermore Falls died Wednesday, April 18.

She was born in Auburn, daughter of Charles H. and Grace L. Hodgkins Eveleth. She was a 1958 graduate of ELHS and journalism and poetry courses.

Esther wrote for “Bear Facts of Maine,” including the Lewiston-Auburn column and the “Oliver the Bear” stories, and was a published poet.

Esther is survived by children, Sherri Eveleth and Steve of Livermore Falls, Janet Mansfield of Turner, Larry Wood of Bangor, John Wood and fiancee, Theresa of Livermore, and Kimberly Farrington Pugh and Bob of Goldfield, Iowa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Esther is preceded in death by husbands Roy Young and Orrin “Jerry” Coombs; and a grandson.

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