MERRILL – Bernard John Phelps Sr., 78, died Feb. 15, 2010, in Houlton. He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Rockland, the son of John and Thelma Phelps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia Russell Phelps of Merrill; his children, Bernard Jr. and Desiree Phelps of Island Falls, Brenda Wallace of Portland, Marjorie and Russell Beal of Calais, Anthony and Heather Phelps of Princeton, Peggy and Donald Russell of Orlando, Fla., and Michael and Judy Phelps of Perry; stepchildren, Joel A. Hamm of Anson, Lionel and Eva Hamm and Danielle Parker, all of Oakfield; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kilburn Brannen of Oakfield. He was predeceased by his mother and stepfather and two sisters. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Merrill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730. I love you and will always miss you. Gina!