AUBURN -- Diane M. Emerson, 66, of Farmington, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.
She was born in Augusta on April 5, 1946, the daughter of Leonel J. and Loretta P. (Oullette) Gervais.
She was educated in the schools of Augusta.
Diane married James Emerson in 1961 and they raised seven children. She was a graduate of University of Maine at Farmington. Over the years she tutored adults, worked at Forsters Manufacturing., and worked as a home care provider for the remainder of her career. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, the Red Hat Society, and she was proud to receive the honor of "Mother of the Year" from the Emblem Club back in the early 1990s. Diane enjoyed crafts, especially scrapbooking, gardening and reading, and everyone else enjoyed her baking.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim; two daughters, Loriann Crockett and her husband, Larone, of Strong, Dawn Welch and her husband, Rodney "Buddy," of Woodstock; five sons, Peter and his wife, Penny, of Starks, Shawn and his wife, Karen, of Norway, Troy and his wife, Beth, of Texas, Jamie and his wife, Dayna, of Bangor, and Dale, of Thomaston; 29 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Paullette and Julie; her brother, Glen; her stepmother, Glenna; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Gervais. She was predeceased by her parents, a granddaughter Rhiannon, and her brother Henry.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Adams˜McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Living Waters Assembly of God, 549 Wilton Road, Farmington. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Diane's memory to the Farmington Falls Church of the Nazarene, 173 Croswell Road Farmington Falls, 04940. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.