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BANGOR and ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Jean B. Durham, 68, died Jan. 14, 2010, surrounded by her family at a Zephyrhills, Fla., hospital after a short illness. She was born March 2, 1941, in Westerly, R.I., the daughter of Randolph L. and Clarissa (Thompson) Bickford. Jean graduated from Bangor High School in 1959. Prior to her retirement in 2001, Jean had worked for the University of Maine for a number of years. Jean is survived by her husband, James Durham of Zephyrhills, Fla.; daughter, Laurel Cates and her husband, Brent, of Glenburn; son, Brian True of Bangor; sister, Ann B. Hall and husband, Charles, of Teaticket, Mass.; brother, Robert L. Bickford and wife, Joan, of Wiscasset; brother, David R. Bickford and wife, Ruby, of Etna; and grandson, Nick A. Cates and special friend, Alicia Bissell. She was predeceased by her father, Randolph in 1971; and her mother, Clarissa in 2009. Jean will always be remembered for her warm smile and outgoing personality. There will be a memorial service for Jean in the spring that will be announced at a later date. Gifts in her memory may be made to Halfway Home Pet Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 488, Caribou, ME 04736.

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