Eilene M. (Nason) Booker (1926 - 2019)

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Service Information
Graveside service
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019
1:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
Cannan, ME
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CLINTON – Eilene M. (Nason) Booker, 92, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Eilene was born July 31, 1926, in Waterville, the daughter of Grover Nason and Etta (Bragg) Nason and raised as a daughter by Eugene and Pearl Salsbury. She attended Clinton High School and graduated in 1945.

She attended Skowhegan Business School to study business and graduated in 1946, later marrying Hollis J. Booker of Clinton on May 10, 1946. She utilized her business degree and worked at the office of Besse Brothers Tannery in Clinton.

Later, in the 1950's Eilene and Hollis bought a 300 acre dairy farm in Clinton where they raised their family of seven children together. Eilene worked the farm alongside Hollis and put several "from scratch" meals on the table every day for her family of ten. Once the children were in school she worked winters at Hathaway Shirt Company.

Eilene took much pleasure in gardening and canning her bounty and loved admiring the beautiful blooms of her flower gardens. She and Hollis often wintered in Florida with their RV and enjoyed bird watching. Eileen was talented at sewing and knitting and generously gifted many of her hand crafted items to her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Sherwood Booker and wife Laurie Booker of Waterville, daughter Patricia Braley and companion Dan Finley of Jay, son Timothy Booker and wife Cathy Booker of St. Petersburg, Fla., daughter-in-law Luanne Booker of Clinton, son Glen Booker and wife Carol Booker of Clinton, son Steven Booker of Waterville, and son Jeffery Booker and wife Terry Booker of Oakland. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hollis; son Roger A. Booker and son-in-law Bernard Braley.

A graveside memorial is planned for August 4. at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Cannan with a reception to follow at Loon Ridge in Belgrade.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's

Association of Maine

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Published in Central Maine on Aug. 2, 2019
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