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Henry F. Thebarge Sr.
DIXFIELD -- Henry F. Thebarge Sr., 91, of Third Street, Dixfield, died on Dec. 13, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born July, 30, 1921 in Madison, a son of Felix P. and Melanie (Dorin) Thebarge. He attended local schools.
On Sept. 1, 1941, he married Elaine L. Emery. He served in WWII from 1943-1946 in the infantry. Henry and Elaine are best remembered for their loving example of a Christian loving marriage that endured hardships and joy in each other and their family. They worked in the shoe industry, bought the Marigold Cabins in 1957, and raised three children; Wayne Sr., Sherrylee, and Henry, Jr.
Henry could always be seen with his hand-made tool box ready to help anyone who needed something fixed. He and Elaine enjoyed square dancing for 30 years and traveled to Florida for 16 years and made many friends with people across the United States.
He will be missed, but never forgotten by his wife of 71 years, Elaine, of Dixfield; his children, Wayne A. Thebarge, Sr. and his wife, Sindi of Vermont, Sherrylee A. Searles and her fiancé, Stephen Ames of Livermore, and Henry F. Thebarge, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Roxbury; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter.
The family would like to give special thanks to River Valley Internal Medicine, Rumford Hospital, Victorian Villa, and Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice and all of their staff who assisted the family and their loving care; and to Wiles Remembrance Center for assisting with the arrangements.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Parish of Holy Savior, St. Athanasius/St. John in Rumford. Private inurnment will be at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be considered to Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, www.ahch.org.