Zelda Serena Wilcox

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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street
Portland, ME

PORTLAND - Zelda Serena Wilcox, 84, of Gorham, beloved wife of George Wilcox, passed away on Jan. 1, 2019, at Maine Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 18, 1934, the daughter of Simon and Grace (Little) Anderson in Woodland, Maine.

She worked for the Westbrook School Nutrition program for 26 years and was a member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church in Portland.

Zelda was a warm and caring person who could befriend anyone. You could find comfort in her voice and rationale in her counsel. Mostly, she listened. Zelda always found the good in people. She was a selfless person who always put family and friends first. Her church family was also an important part of her life, specifically time spent working with the Ladies Mission Group.

Zelda enjoyed spending time on shopping trips with her daughters and watching her favorite cooking shows. She always looked forward to the family reunions up to "the county" on the 4th of July. More than anything, she loved her family.

She was the youngest of 15 children and has two surviving brothers. Elbridge Anderson of Pennsylvania, and Merrill and wife Delila Anderson of Houlton.

Zelda leaves her loving husband, George. They would have been married 66 years on Feb. 7. They had five children, Patricia and her husband Gary Hatch of Limington, Shirlene and her husband Tony Davis of Buxton, Dean and his wife Carol Wilcox of Westbrook, Cynthia and her husband Roland Arsenault of Gorham, and Larry and his wife Wendy Wilcox of Westbrook. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jason and his wife Lisa Hatch of Sebago, Timothy Hatch of Standish, Lisa and her husband Shaun McIntyre of Connecticut, Marc and his wife Nicole Arsenault of Gorham, Sarah Wilcox and Matthew Wilcox of Portland, Katelyn and her husband Devin Tapley of Limington, and Kelsey Wilcox of Windham; and nine great-grandchildren, Cooper Hatch, Chloe Hatch, Anthony, Brady, Cadyn, Audrey Arsenault, Evan McIntyre, Morgan Geis, Kynslee Tapley, (with a baby sister on the way).

The family would like to invite you to a time of visitation on Monday Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. Committal services will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. A luncheon will follow at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 1571 Washington Ave. Portland. You may offer your condolences and share memories at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 5, 2019
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