View Original NoticeArva J. Archer

CORINNA and EDDINGTON – Arva J. Archer, 87, beloved wife of the late Waldo B. Archer I, has finished her earthly duties and passed to her heavenly home, November 18, 2022, at a local nursing home. She was born July 3, 1935, in Corinna, the daughter of Harold H. and Francis Erma Tasker Jones.
She had been ill with dementia for several years. She graduated from Corinna Academy in 1947; and Eastern Maine Nursing School, Bangor. Arva was Director of Nurses for Geriatrics for the James A. Taylor Osteopathic Hospital. She worked for Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mount Hope Nursing Center, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center over the years. Arva and Waldo were members of the Gideons International, Bangor Camp and members of Calvary Baptist Church, Brewer for more than 40 years.
She is survived by her four children; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, Mary Stuart of Brewer, Sarah Sedgwick and husband, Kevin, of Holden, Waldo and wife, Beth, of Newburgh, and Wesley and wife, Julianne, of Hampden; grandchildren, Angela Allen and husband, Craig, of Brewer and their children, Ezra and Caleb, Rebecca Velissariou and husband, Kosta, and their children, Tony and Niko, of Fuquay Varina, NC, Dillan Hesseltine and wife, Jenny, of Standish, Hollie Fleming and husband, Zachary, of Lincoln, Lora Archer and Joshua Nason of Presque Isle, Jakob Archer of Bangor, and Kali Archer of Caribou; also surviving her is a sister, Mary “Sue” Michaud of Bangor. She was predeceased by her husband, Waldo Archer I of 49 years; a son-in-law, Douglas Stuart I of Yarmouth; and a grandson, Douglas Stuart II of Brewer. She loved to shop, do crafts, and go camping. She was a wonderful hostess who was also a good cook.
A graveside funeral service will be held in the spring at Clarks Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Those who wish may make donations in Arva’s memory to Gideons International, Bangor Camp, P.O. Box 134, Bangor, ME 04402 for the purchase of Bibles around the world. The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospice and the staff at the Woodlands Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brewer for the loving care given to Arva. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.

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