OBITUARY

Avis Estelle Emery

March 28, 1936January 2, 2021

NORRIDGEWOCK- Avis Estelle Emery, of Norridgewock, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021 at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, Maine, after a recent illness. She was born to parents Erban and Ruth (Johnson) Emery on March 28, 1936 and lived all her life in Norridgewock.

Avis was educated in Norridgewock and Skowhegan schools, graduating from Skowhegan High School in 1955. She was a member of the Skowhegan High School reunion committee for many years, keeping classmates connected. After graduation, Avis worked at Norrwock Shoe Company in Norridgewock and then Dexter Shoe Company in Skowhegan, retiring after 47 years.

She was a long-time member of the Skowhegan United Methodist Church who had been active in many church functions. Avis enjoyed spending time with family and friends, particularly playing cards, going out to lunch, and shopping. In her early years she enjoyed traveling to visit friends in New England, Virginia, and Florida. She had also visited England and the Netherlands. Avis was a giving person who loved children and always found ways to show that she cared. It gave her pleasure just to be with people. She often sat back quietly in conversations, listening attentively and receptively, giving others space to shine. The warm space her quiet love filled will always be felt and “heard.”

Avis is predeceased by her parents, as well as three brothers, Edward, Raymond, and Clarence. She is survived by her twin sister, Alice Emery of Norridgewock; her dear friend, Ethelyn Perkins of Pennsylvania, and her close friend, Rosalie Perkins from Freeport, husband Colby, and daughters Kimberly (Eli), Sarah (Keith), Rebecca (Shane), and their families.

Avis will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held for Avis on January 6, 2021 at Smart and Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave. Skowhegan ME, from 2pm to 4pm, with a church service taking place later in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Smart and Edwards Funeral home. www.smartandedwardsfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her twin sister, Alice Emery of Norridgewock; her dear friend, Ethelyn Perkins of Pennsylvania, and her close friend, Rosalie Perkins from Freeport, husband Colby, and daughters Kimberly (Eli), Sarah (Keith), Rebecca (Shane), and their families.
    Avis is predeceased by her parents, as well as three brothers, Edward, Raymond, and Clarence

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    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Wendell & Linda Davis

January 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Avis. Such a pleasant lady and neighbor. Please know our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

Kelly Swain Cheney

January 5, 2021

Alice, we are saddened by the loss of Avis. We all have fond memories of you and Avis. The memories of "The Easter Bunny" delivering baskets to your home and hiding them for us to find around the yard. The numerous rolls of nickles we each received at Halloween...way better than candy back then. We felt "rich". There are many other fond memories that we will cherish for ever. May the many memories we have of Avis, help to heal our broken hearts. The Swain Family

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NORRIDGEWOCK- Avis Estelle Emery, of Norridgewock, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021 at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, Maine, after a recent illness. She was born to parents Erban and Ruth (Johnson) Emery on March 28, 1936 and lived all her life in Norridgewock.

Avis was educated in Norridgewock and Skowhegan schools, graduating from Skowhegan High School in 1955. She was a member of the Skowhegan High School reunion committee for many years, keeping classmates connected. After graduation, Avis worked at Norrwock Shoe Company in Norridgewock and then Dexter Shoe Company in Skowhegan, retiring after 47 years.

She was a long-time member of the Skowhegan United Methodist Church who had been active in many church functions. Avis enjoyed spending time with family and friends, particularly playing cards, going out to lunch, and shopping. In her early years she enjoyed traveling to visit friends in New England, Virginia, and Florida. She had also visited England and the Netherlands. Avis was a giving person who loved children and always found ways to show that she cared. It gave her pleasure just to be with people. She often sat back quietly in conversations, listening attentively and receptively, giving others space to shine. The warm space her quiet love filled will always be felt and “heard.”

Avis is predeceased by her parents, as well as three brothers, Edward, Raymond, and Clarence. She is survived by her twin sister, Alice Emery of Norridgewock; her dear friend, Ethelyn Perkins of Pennsylvania, and her close friend, Rosalie Perkins from Freeport, husband Colby, and daughters Kimberly (Eli), Sarah (Keith), Rebecca (Shane), and their families.

Avis will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held for Avis on January 6, 2021 at Smart and Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave. Skowhegan ME, from 2pm to 4pm, with a church service taking place later in the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Smart and Edwards Funeral home. www.smartandedwardsfh.com