OLIVE E. (WEBBER) BOLSTER

Posted March 18, 2010, at 8:27 p.m.

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE and EASTON – Olive E. (Webber) Bolster, 94, wife of the late Kendall W. Bolster, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Ledgeview Assisted Living, Cumberland Foreside, after a period of failing health. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Dellmore D. and Effie M. (Gartley) Webber. She graduated as valedictorian from Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1933, and married Kendall W. Bolster, Oct. 22, 1936, at which time she became a resident of Easton, where she lived for many years until moving to the Portland area seven years ago. She was a lifelong member and communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield, where she served in several capacities. While residing in Easton, Olive was very active in civic and schools affairs. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, Olive was employed for 17 years as a statistical interviewer for U.S. Bureau of Census until her retirement in 1981. Mrs. Bolster loved Aroostook County and enjoyed many outdoor activities with her friends and family. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bolster was predeceased by her husband, Kendall, April 26, 1997; one daughter, Brenda Bolster Greenleaf; and four sisters, Virginia Webber, Doris W. Wheeler, Margaret Savage and Avis Giggey. She is survived by two sons, C. Keith Bolster of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Timothy W. Bolster and his wife, Susan, of Centerville, Mass.; one daughter, Beth Ellen Bolster O’Connell and her husband, Michael, of Portland; son-in-law, David F. Greenleaf of Grand Prairie, Texas; seven grandchildren and spouses, Jay A. and Aprile Greenleaf of Shreveport, La., Jon K. and Crystal Greenleaf of Fort Worth, Texas, Lori E. Greenleaf of Euless, Texas, Erik T. and Elizabeth Bolster of Denver, Evan T. and Kristin Bolster of Springfield, Va., Ryan M. O’Connell, Erin E. O’Connell and her husband, Edward Turner, all of Philadelphia; eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family of Mrs. Bolster extends a special thank you to Ledgeview Assisted Living; the hospice nurses of VNA Home, Health and Hospice; and the Rev. Lin Peyton. A celebration of Olive’s life will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at St. Peters Episcopal Church, Washington Avenue, Portland, with the Rev. Wayne Rollins and the Rev. Susan Murphy co-officiating. A committal service will be conducted at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Bolster to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 737, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 or Kendall W. Bolster and Brenda Bolster Greenleaf Scholarship Fund, care of Easton High School, P.O. Box 66, Easton, ME 04740. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield.

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