Olive Jean Welch

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Olive Jean Welch
1932 - 2018
AUGUSTA - Olive Jean Welch, 85, of Augusta, died late Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018, at Maine General Rehab Center at Glenridge, in Augusta. She was born in Phillips, Dec. 5, 1932, the daughter of James and Clara (Dodge) Trenholm, and graduated from Kingfield High School in 1950.
She worked at Forster Manufacturing Co. in East Wilton for several years before becoming a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. On August 13, 1972, she married Clifford Welch in Bethel. Mr. Welch died in 2001. Olive enjoyed her church family at Church Hill Baptist Church in Augusta; and always looked forward to going to Sunday services and spending time with Pastor Wiley and his family, and Dick Beaulieu and family, as well as her many other church friends.
Mrs. Welch enjoyed going out to eat with her neighbors, Linda and Al, who helped her through the years around her home.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Welch and his wife, Cathy, of Emden; a brother, Richard, of New York; sister, Linda Benicasi and her husband, Michael, of New York; stepdaughters, Michelle Rancourt, and Roz Smith and her husband, Lewis; stepsons, Mike Welch and wife, Denise; and Eric Welch; daughter-in-law, Cindy Curtis and husband, Ron; many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and a longtime friend, Theo, with whom they shared oyster stew regularly. Olive was comforted in her journey by her caregiver, Debra Bennett and her husband, Bill, of Augusta.
She was predeceased by siblings, Charles, Betty, Norman, Robert, Ted, and Joseph; daughter, Patricia Dabney; and son, Michael.
The family would like to thank the staff at Maine General, especially Dr. Bowling and the comfort care team at Glenridge.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Relatives and friends are invited to call one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton.
Condolences may be shared with her family on her Memorial Wall at: www.wilesrc.com.

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Published in Central Maine on Apr. 14, 2018
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