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William Libby Varney

William Libby Varney

Male 1934 - 2012  (78 years)

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  • Name William Libby Varney 
    Born 28 May 1934  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1940  92 Goff Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Aug 2012  Detroit, Somerset County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 18 Aug 2012  Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • WILLIAM L. VARNEY
      Obituary


      DETROIT -- William L. Varney, 78, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at his home in Detroit.

      He was born in Lewiston on May 28, 1934, the son of Edward and Florence (Libby) Varney. He owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Pittsfield for several years. He was also employed by Cianbro, Peachey Builders and later retired from Good Will-Hinckley School in 1999 as the superintendent of maintenance.

      Bill was the kind of man who would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed working in his wood shop. He was a great teacher and role model for his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and adored Khloe, Scott and Rochelle's dog. Bill was an active member of the Kiwanis for more than 35 years. He was an Eagle Scout and was involved in the Boy Scouts of America for 25 years. He will be lovingly missed and remembered.

      He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Valerie Varney, of Detroit; children Gale Berry and husband Ed, of Kenosha, Wis., Tina Grady, of Smithfield, N.C., Lori Ring and husband Frank, of Detroit, Dawn Berry and husband Brian of Kent, Wash., Mark Bickford, of Denver, Colo., Glenn Varney and wife Pat, of Pittsfield, and Scott Varney and wife Rochelle, of Pittsfield; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Richard Varney and wife Barbara, of South Paris; and sister, Jackie Lothrop, of Auburn.

      He was predeceased by his parents; two sons, Grey Varney and Kevin Bickford; and a brother-in-law, Murray Lothrop.

      The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. All are welcome to the gathering following the committal service at the Elks Lodge, 140 Middle St., in Pittsfield.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts Troop 428, in care of Rochelle Varney, 151 School St., Pittsfield, ME 04967; or to the Kiwanis of the Greater Pittsfield Area, P.O. Box 254, Pittsfield, ME 04967.

      To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

      Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
      Published in Morning Sentinel on August 15, 2012
    Person ID I571  Reed
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 

    Father George Edward Varney, Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1913, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 2008  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Florence Burleigh Libby,   b. 21 Jul 1914, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1991, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1933  Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Documents
    George Varney Jr. and Florence Libby
    George Varney Jr. and Florence Libby
    marriage record
    Family ID F378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Living) Michaud 
    Children 
     1. (Living) Varney
     2. (Living) Varney
     3. (Living) Varney
     4. (Living) Varney
     5. (Living) Varney
    Family ID F393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Valerie Bickford 
    Married Oct 1967 
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1934 - Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - 92 Goff Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 2012 - Detroit, Somerset County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Aug 2012 - Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S769] Descendants of Bejamin C. Durgin, 1775-1954, Bernice E. Durgin, (Brunswick, Maine, Russell A. French), p. 33.

    2. [S869] 1940 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-6, Sheet 9B, Dwelling 198, George Varney Jr household.

    3. [S629] Obituary.

    4. [S646] “New Hampshire Marriage And Divorce Records, 1659-1947”.