Olive Hall Sanborn

1937 – 2018

OXFORD – Olive Hall Sanborn, 81 of Oxford passed away peacefully with loving hands at her side and in the comfort of her home at dawn on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. The seventh of 10 children of the late William and Nettie Knights Hall. Born in Bethel on March 23, 1937, the family moved to Tiger Hill in Oxford where she attended Oxford schools and graduated from Oxford High School in 1955. She married Dennis L. Sanborn in 1956 and together they raised three boys. Laurence D, and William P. (Becky) of Oxford, and Jay A. (Lisa) of New Gloucester. Six grandchildren; Kellie, Nicholas, Valerie, Jordyn, Dennis and Jaykob, and one great granddaughter Jeannette. Olive first worked at Robinson Manufacturing in Oxford village before becoming a bus driver for the Oxford Hills School District in 1969. She drove the Oxford/Otisfield route for over 30 years

For over 40 summers she cared for Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. Olive had an interest in genealogy, charity work and cookbooks. She volunteered at the hospital coffee shop and the local food pantry. Olive and Dennis cooked bean-hole beans for the Lions club auto shows for over 20 years and volunteered for other community suppers and events. Together they built a small home for a disabled family friend on property they owned on the Gore Road in Oxford. Olive was predeceased by husband, Dennis; her parents; her siblings, Jesse, Dorothy, Sylvia, Edith, Oliver, Russell, Richard and Carol. She is survived by her brother, William Hall (Georgine) and sister-in-law, Dolly Hall, and her children and grandchild.

Olive’s family would like to thank the kindness of Beacon Hospice (Abby and Mackenzie). The family would like to especially thank the ladies who provided the exceptional in-home care, Stacy, Lisa, Kellie, Marie, Elaine, Tammy and Savannah. Family and Friends may attend visitation on Friday Nov. 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. A graveside service will be held on Saturday Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., at Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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family would ask for random acts of kindness to your family and friends and especially the elderly.

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