Helen Bobby Doescher - age: 93
(October 19, 1921 to March 03, 2015
Friends and family may call at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton on Friday, March 13th from 5pm-7pm and on Saturday, March 14th from 11am – 12pm followed by a noontime funeral service at the funeral home. A gathering will be held at Helen’s house immediately after. There will be a spring burial at Hillcrest Cemetery where Helen will be laid to rest beside her husband Curt.
Memorial donations may be made in Helen's honor to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House 180 U. S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to any Animal Refuge League of your choice.
Helen B. Doescher passed away on March 3, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born on October 19, 1921 in Clifton, New Jersey, the daughter of Andrew and Julia Simcsak Bobby.
After attending high school in Clifton, NJ, Helen attended Cosmetology School prior to beginning her career with the Bendex Corporation. On April 26th, 1947, she married the love of her life, Curt Doescher. In 1955, her daughter Susan was born and brought so much joy to their lives. Helen returned to work for the Clifton School System serving as their Payroll Supervisor.
Helen and Curt enjoyed spending time at their summer home on Highland Lakes in New Jersey. Upon their retirement in 1988, Helen and Curt moved to Hollis, Maine to be closer to their daughter and their three grandchildren. They spent many years travelling the Northeast in their Winnebago making several trips with their grandchildren, as well as with "The Smart Yankees".
For the past 15 years, Helen has enjoyed quilting and volunteering extensively at the Gorham House Preschool and Hollis Elementary School. Helen was blessed to have a long life which allowed her to see all three of her grandchildren marry. She especially enjoyed spending time with her three young great-grandchildren.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Curt Conrad Doescher; her brother John Bobby; and sisters Mary Bobby Melrose and Anne Bobby Hamelberg.
She is survived by her daughter Susan Doescher Brooks and her husband Ward Hand; her brother Andrew Bobby and his wife Mary Lou Bobby; grandchildren Emily Brooks Semenchuk and her husband Trevor Semenchuk, Ben Brooks and wife Shelly Brooks, and Anne Elizabeth Adams and her husband Garrett Adams; and great grandchildren Juliet Susan Semenchuk - 6 years, Kyle Bennett Semenchuk - 4 years, and Cooper James Brooks, 5 months, as well as many nieces and nephews who enjoyed visiting Aunt Helen in Maine.