Hilma Joan (Murray) Wilber

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Hilma Joan (Murray) Wilber
1925 - 2017
SKOWHEGAN - Hilma Joan (Murray) Wilber, 92, of Skowhegan and formerly of Kingfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at her daughter's home in Skowhegan.
She was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Kingfield, the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Durrell) Murray. She grew up in Kingfield with her four brothers, Donald, Jack, Royden, and Bill, and her sister, Rowena. As a teen, she enjoyed playing basketball. She was the captain of her team.
She enjoyed dancing the Jitterbug and never sat at a dance. She will always be known as "Peanut" by her family and close friends. She graduated from Kingfield in 1943 and then Bliss College in 1945.
She worked in the office for Pepperell Manufacturing Company for six years in Lewiston before returning to Kingfield to marry Clayton James Wilber on Nov. 20, 1949.
She went to work at Sugarloaf Mountain, selling tickets for 13 years; and from there she went to work for Kingfield Savings Bank as a teller and treasurer for 16 years, retiring in 1990.
Hilma was well-known for playing solitaire with her cards, and you would always find her rocking in her chair. She loved ceramics and putting together puzzles -- she always had one in progress. She and Clayton loved to go camping, and snowmobiling with their group of friends. She was a member of the Sno Wanderers club. She was a diehard Celtics and Red Sox fan.
She leaves two daughters, Deborah Lessard, and her husband Robert, of Dexter; and Cynthia Chase, and her husband Jeffrey, of Skowhegan; four grandchildren, Shawna Richard and her husband Noah, Heather Lessard, Melanie Immediato, and Megan Beauchemin and her husband Kyle; five great-grandchildren, Coty Seamans and his wife Lindsey, Dustin Ricker and his fiancée Trista Ryder, Chase Immediato, Mitchell Dionne, and Kaia Beauchemin; three great-great-grandchildren, Kraiden, Kalum and Daigen; her brother, Donald Murray, of Kingfield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Clayton; three brothers, Jack, Royden and Bill; and her sister, Rowena.
A special thank you to Beacon Hospice, especially Candi and Sherene, for the wonderful loving care they gave in her last days. A very heart-filled thanks to her very special caregiver, Una Whalen, who was an angel we could not have done without! We are very much indebted to her for her wonderful, attentive care!
Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Western Mt. New Baptist Church, Route 27, Kingfield.

Donations may be made
in Hilma's memory to the
The COPD Foundation
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134, or
to a .

Published in Central Maine on Oct. 4, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Smart & Edwards Funeral Home
183 Madison Ave | Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 474-3357
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