LAKELAND, GA -- Isabel Stewart, formerly of Rangeley, passed away December 12, 2011, at the Lakeland Villa Convalescent Home in Lakeland, GA with two of her daughter at her side.
Isabel was born August 2, 1926, a daughter of Errol John and Dorothy Teresa (Brown) Haley. She celebrated 85 years of life.
She was born and brought up in Rangeley Plantation, graduated from Rangeley High School, and married her husband, Hazen in January of 1947. They spent most of their 30-plus years in the Rangeley area where they raised seven children. After the passing of “Haze,” Isabel remained in the area until she met her companion of over 12 years, Rodney Miller. They resided between Portland and their camp in North New Portland until Rodney’s passing.
Isabel was a quiet, soft spoken lady who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a volunteer who never had to be asked twice to lend a hand. She would often be seen walking about and making sure to say "hi" to everyone just to brighten their day.
She was a member of the Rangeley American Legion and The Church of the Good Shepard in Rangeley.
In the last decade or so of her life, she moved to Georgia to be with two of her daughters. There she loved to go to flea markets, bingo and was even known to go fishing and could land any fish that took her line.
She is survived by all her children; daughters: Shirley Herbert and husband, George of Rangeley; Susan Simon and husband, Milt of Durham, Lucille (Flossy) Stewart and Nancy Stewart, both of Lakeland, Georgia; sons: Rupert Stewart and his wife, Jean of Valdez, AK, Neil Stewart and his wife, Roberta, and Glendon Stewart, all of Rangeley; seven grandchildren: Barbara Stewart, Jennifer Herbert Stout, George Herbert, Neil Stewart, Jr., Christina Stewart, Shane Stewart and Nichole Kiser; six great-grandchildren; her brother, George “Huck” Haley, and wife, Carol; sisters: Margie Mathys and her husband, Charley, Elaine Moody and her husband, Bob, Betty Millbury and her husband, Donald, Virginia White and her husband, Ralph, and Beverly Hill and her husband, Richard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Lucille Richard; her brother, Jack Haley; and grandson David Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 from the Church of the Good Shepherd, with Fr. Judd Peeler officiating. Following services, a reception will be held in the church undercroft, hosted by the ECW. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, remembrance gifts may be given to either the Humane Society of the United States HSUS, HACLL 111202003, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, or to The Franklin County Animal Shelter 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Winter entombment at the funeral home. Spring committal services at Evergreen Cemetery, Rangeley.