Barbara R. Dolliver

Posted Feb. 06, 2013, at 8:12 p.m.

PENOBSCOT AND TOWN HILL – Barbara R. Dolliver, 87, wife of the late Howard S. Dolliver, died Feb. 5, 2013, at a Penobscot health care facility. She was the daughter of Daniel and Isabelle (Trefethren) Austin.

Barbara was an excellent piano player and would often play for the children in the neighborhood and played at Town Hill Congregational Church. Widowed at 44, she was able to provide love and support for her children.

She is survived by her daughters: Allyson Dolliver of Sunrise, Fla., and twin daughters, Shirley Dennison and husband, Paul, and Sheryl Jordan and husband, Steve, both of Ellsworth; five grandchildren, Jeanne Dennison, Shari Jordan, Kristi Bartlett, Gary Jordan and Travis Dennison; three great-grandchildren, Devlin, Alice and Elsie; sister, Shirley Austin of Springvale; many nieces and nephews; and her extended family at Penobscot Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; and great-granddaughter, Olivia.

Private services will be held by the family. Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to Robert and Mary’s Place, “An Option for People with Memory Loss,” 50 Meadow View Lane, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at