Dorothy F. Severance

August 11, 1899
- March 26, 2004

MILO - Dorothy F. Severance, 104, wife of the late Lyman L. Severance, died March 26, 2004, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born Aug. 11, 1899, in Stanchfield Ridge, Milo, the daughter of Moses and Harriet (Towle) Foss. When she entered high school her father swapped their home on the Ridge for a house in Milo. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1921. Her brother, Leslie, gave her a graduation present of a trip by rail
with her mother from Brownville Junction to the San Francisco Expo, one of the highlights of her life. The other was a trip by car to Alaska the year before it became a state. She was a member of the Rebekahs of Milo, the Bradford Club, Jane Carver Sampson Tent, the United Baptist Church of Milo, Three Rivers Senior Citizens of Milo, and Pleasant River Grange No.163. At the time of her death, she was the holder of the Boston Post Gold Cane in Milo. She is survived by four children, Viola Mithee of Guilford, Priscilla Severance of Cape Cod, Mass., Wilbur and his wife, Kathy, of Minneapolis, Minn., Minard and his wife, Marlene, of Dover-Foxcroft; a daughter-in-law, Roberta Severance of Milo; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Carl; and a son-in-law, Erwin Mithee. Private visitations were held at the Lary Funeral Home in Milo. Graveside services at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery will be announced in the spring.


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