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Leota Iris (Grass) Hare


HODGDON – Leota Iris (Grass) Hare, 92, passed away Jan. 1, 2013, at Houlton Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Littleton, daughter of George and Verla (Crouse) Grass.
Leota was a proud farmer’s wife, was a meticulous seamstress and enjoyed woodworking. She was on the Houlton Fair Board and enjoyed volunteering at the Fourth of July fair. She was a frugal homemaker and made sure that visiting family or friends, as well as the farm help, feasted on handmade butter, bread pies, pickles and homegrown vegetables.
She is survived by her daughters, Delores Simmons and Sandra Hare; sons, Roderick London and Elwood Hare; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Dean Grass of Monmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent; and son, Arthur.
Friends may call noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton, where funeral services will begin 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Holden officiating. A spring interment will be at Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Leota’s memory to Houlton Regional Hospital Activity Fund, 22 Hartford St., Houlton, ME 04730. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit

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