ORRINGTON – Evelyn Irene Costley (Pomeroy) Conley, 88, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, with her children holding her. She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Waterville, the daughter of Isiah and Esther Bither and raised by her adoptive parents, Arthur and Estella Costley.
Mom married our father William S. Pomeroy and later Chester Conley, both of whom pre-deceased her. She is survived by three children, Eugene Pomeroy Sr. and his wife, Betty, of Howland, Sharon and her husband, Denis Blais, of East Greenbush, N.Y., and Patricia and her husband, Kenneth Gilbert, of Orrington; sister, Harriet Marshall of Dover, N.H.; eight grandchildren, Gene Pomeroy Jr., Faith Roderick, David and Scott Clements, Allen Hartley, Marie Helmick, Bobbie-Jo and Steve Caron of Presque Isle; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by two granddaughters, Terri-Lynn and Shawna-Jean Gilbert; six brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. Relatives and friends are invited to call 11 a.m. until the time of service. A Graveside committal service will be held this spring at Marston Cemetery, Orrington. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.