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Evelyn M. Wakefield

March 30, 1937 ~ March 20, 2019 (age 81)


Evelyn M. Wakefield, 81, of Lyman died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco.  She was born March 30, 1937 a daughter of Earl and Beatrice M. (Leach) Rowell and was educated in Biddeford Schools.


On May 13, 1955 she married John S. Wakefield in Alfred.


Mrs. Wakefield worked at a camp ground for several years and traveled to Florida during the winter months.         


Evelyn was very devoted to her family.  She enjoyed her flower garden, dining out, camping and sitting on her swing.  Evelyn hosted 42 Easter Egg Hunts at her home and also an annual camp out in her field.


Evelyn was predeceased by:

         John, her husband of 37 years on May 15, 1991

         Her sister, Beverly Chase

         Her brother, Billy Rowell

         Her brother, Ronald Rowell

         Her brother, Gordon “Joe” Rowell in 2015

         2 grandchildren: John and Jacob Cole

         A great grandson, Caleb Dion


She is survived by:

         2 sons:       Leslie and Dennis Wakefield of Lyman

         3 daughters:       

                           Diane L. Laverriere of Biddeford

                           Shirley Cole and husband Donald of Dayton

                           Cathy Wood and husband Timothy of Dayton

         13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren


Visiting Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Hope Chapel.    Burial will be in Goodwins Mills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to: The National Kidney Association, 85 Astor Avenue, Ste. 2, Norwood, MA  02062.  To share condolences online, please visit




Visiting Hours
March 25, 2019

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Funeral Service
March 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005


National Kidney Foundation of Maine
630 Cogress St. PO Box 1134, Portland ME 04104

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