Dolores Nan Basher (Bickford), 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Winter Harbor, ME on October 30, 1943 the daughter of the late Reynold and May Bickford (Wakefield) of Winter Harbor, ME. In her earlier years, she was an avid bowler and for the past several years volunteered for meals on wheels. Dolores was a loving wife, mother and sister.
Her beloved husband USN Retired Chief Petty Officer Don Basher predeceased her on January 19, 2011. She is survived by her children Dawn Rogers of State College, PA and her husband Scott; Deborah Forster of Taneytown, MD and her husband Benjamin; Dale Basher of Ellsworth and his wife Jennifer; Dean Basher of Ellsworth and his wife Stephanie; grandchildren: Johnathan Forster, Tyler Forster, Jessica Rogers, Caleb Rogers; great grandchildren: Jordyn Marie and Austin James. Her brothers Ralph Bickford, R. Vernon Bickford, William Bickford and sister Barbara Bickford predeceased her. Her brother Ray Bickford and sisters June Rolfe, Betty Williams, Linda Whitney and husband Daroll, a special nephew Chandler Williams, as well as several other nieces, nephews, and cousins survived her.
A special thank you to the members of the EGC Church in Sullivan where Dolores attended for many years. A very special thank you to her best friends and sisters Betty Williams and Linda Whitney as well as her husband Daroll for weathering the storm during her trying illness. We would also like to thank the medical staffs of MMC, Seaport Village, Eastside Rehabilitation, EMMC, and a special thanks to the EMMC neurology specialists.
We would like to invite all her friends and family to attend Dolores’s celebration of life at the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St. Ellsworth ME 04605 at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday the 19th of September. The graveside service will immediately follow at the Brookside Cemetery in Winter Harbor with a reception to follow at Wickford, 336 Grindstone Avenue in Winter Harbor.