Eighth Generation


363. Lurline Emerlyn Taylor was born on 22 October 1927 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 12 September 2011 at the age of 83 in Bangor, Maine, USA hospital. PROSPECT - Lurline Emelyn Taylor Webb passed away peacefully Sept. 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Deer Isle, daughter of Waldo and Sadie (Stinson)Taylor. Lurline was educated in Deer Isle schools where she graduated as class valedictorian. After graduation Lurline attended Husson College, majoring in secretarial sciences. She worked as a secretary at The Merrill Trust Co. and has fond memories of an active social life with friends and co-workers in Bangor. Later years saw her continuing in her secretarial work at chemical companies in Sandy Point and Searsport. Lurline greatly enjoyed her role as a housewife and mother to her four children, as well as working on the family farm. She took great pride in working alongside her husband, Ray, in the growing of vegetables, fruits and tending to farm animals on the Prospect family farm. Nothing made her happier than to cook and serve a meal of her home grown foods to friends and family. When her children were of high school age, Lurline returned to work at G. H. Jewett Elementary School as a resource room educational technician, a position that she greatly enjoyed for 20 years. Children thrived under her instruction and specialized attention. Lurline's life was full of many pleasures, including knitting, quilting, fiddle heading, berrying, bird watching and attending all of her children's and grandchildren's many varied activities. She also loved animals of all kinds, especially her pets. Her spiritual life was important to her, beginning with her childhood Christian upbringing to her 12 years as a Sunday school teacher at Stockton Springs Community Church where she was the pianist for many years and her active participation at Searsport Congregational Church. In Searsport, she enjoyed the Women's Fellowship and Round-Abouts activities. Like her mother and grandmother before her, Lurline was also an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Lurline enjoyed a good party, dancing, participation in the Prospect Memorial Day parades, and time at her "Hide-A-Way" cottage in Deer Isle and her camp on Rocky Pond in Orland. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She is survived by her children, Brenda and Steve Cooper of San Antonio, Fla., and their children, Melanee Cooper, Paul and Katherine Jones; Audrey and Joel Swanton of Holden, and their children, Winfield and his wife, Erica, and Samuel; Harold and Charlene Webb of Bucksport; and Lucy and David Hardy of Wells and their children, William and Kara. She is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alan and Myrna Webb; and sister-in-laws, Hattie Webb of Stonington and Marie Webb of Clinton; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ray; and her equally as loved brother, Gilbert. Family and friends will gather for visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport. A celebration of Lurline's life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Searsport Congregational Church, Church Street, with an hour of fellowship immediately after at Curtis Hall. A service of interment after the fellowship hour will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Prospect. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a donation to help restore the stained glass windows at Searsport Congregational Church, P.O. Box 261, Searsport, ME 04974 or any charity of their choice. She was buried on 16 September 2011 in Maple Grove cemetery, Prospect. Lurline was educated in Deer Isle High School. She was educated in Husson College.

Lurline Emerlyn Taylor and Raymond Arthur Webb were married about 1949. Raymond Arthur Webb, son of Harold Arthur Webb and Vesta Raymond Joyce, was born on 23 July 1927 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He served in the military in World War II, US Navy. He died on 19 November 2005 at the age of 78 in Prospect, Maine, USA. Raymond Arthur Webb PROSPECT-Raymond Arthur Webb, 78, died November 19, 2005, at his home in Prospect. He was born July 23, 1927, in Oceanville, the son of Harold A. and Vesta (Joyce) Webb. Ray was raised in Oceanville and graduated from Stonington High School. A proud U.S. Navy WWII Veteran, he was a longtime dedicated member of the American Legion Jerry Dobbins Post #157, Searsport. A master mechanic, he worked in his brother's garage, ran Webb's Filling Station and Garage in Sandy Point for several years, worked for Bean and Conquest, Bangor, as a truck mechanic and worked for Dutch Chevrolet, Belfast, for thirty years, becoming known as “The Chevy Man of Waldo County.” He operated a gravel business at one time and was also a gentleman farmer. For 53 years, he loved to spend time at camp on Rocky Pond, Orland. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Stonington and Searsport, the Prospect Community Club, a charter member of the Prospect Historical Society, had served on the Prospect School Board, and was very active in the Prospect Bicentennial Celebration. Ray and his wife attended the First Congregational Church, Searsport. A Civil War enthusiast, he was a charter member of the Richardson's Roundtable Civil War Group which was instrumental in the research and publishing of Soldiers In Green. Ray was a well thought of, humorous, outgoing gentleman who enjoyed telling stories and loved his grandchildren. He will be missed by many.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lurline (Taylor) Webb of Prospect; four children, Brenda Jones and her fiancée, Steve Cooper of Penacook, N.H., Audrey Swanton and her husband, Joel of Holden, Harold Webb and his wife, Charlene of Bucksport, Lucy Hardy and her husband, David of Wells; brother, Alan Webb and his wife, Myrna of Stonington; six grandchildren, Paul and Katherine Jones, Winfield and Samuel Swanton, William and Kara Hardy; many beloved nieces and nephews; several in-laws; numerous friends. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by two brothers, Russell Webb, Carlyle Webb.
Visitation for family and friends was November 21, 2005, at the Young Funeral Home 31 West Main St., Searsport. A funeral service was held November 22, 2005, at the First Congregational Church, Searsport, with the Rev. Arlin Larson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Prospect. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the First Congregational Church, Searsport P.O. Box 261 Searsport, ME 04974 or the American Legion Post #157, Stockton Springs, ME 04981.
Raymond was buried in Maple Grove cemetery, Prospect.

Lurline Emerlyn Taylor-55158 and Raymond Arthur Webb-5441 had the following children:

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Brenda Webb-62222.

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Audrey Webb-62223.

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Harold Webb-62224.

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Lucy Webb-62225.