1913 - 2017
RANDOLPH - Virginia Louise "Babe" Harriman, 103, of Randolph, Maine and Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away on March 8, 2017. She was born in Whitefield on Nov. 20, 1913, the daughter of Katherine and Bert Jewett. Her father gave her the nickname "Babe."
After graduating from Gardiner High School in 1931, Babe worked for several years at the Commonwealth Shoe Co. In 1933, she married Lewis "Bud" Harriman and had one son, Richard. Babe and Bud lived in Randolph until they retired and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. where Richard and his family had relocated.
Around 1979, Babe and Bud moved to Zephryhills, Fla. There they enjoyed golfing, swimming, and other activities in Betmar Mobile Home Park. Babe also volunteered for 20 years at Pasco General Hospital, donated many gallons of blood, and in her later years did a lot of traveling. For the last nine years of her life, she lived with her son and his wife, Judy, spending the six months of summer with them in Randolph. In 2009 she was presented with the Boston gold cane in honor of being the oldest living resident of Randolph.
Babe was predeceased by her husband, Bud, in 1983. She is survived by son Richard and wife Judy of Pinellas Park, Fla.; two granddaughters, Holly Harriman of St. Petersburg, Fla., Brenda Thomann (Brad) of Franktown,Colo.; two great-granddaughters, Brittany (Doug) Dieker of Castle Rock, Colo. and Brooke Thomann of Franktown. In addition Babe leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held this summer at the Randolph United Methodist Church, with burial at the Whitefield Cemetery.
Randolph United Methodist Chr
16 Asbury St
Randolph, ME 04346
Published in Central Maine on Mar. 12, 2017