Obituary: Jean Isobel Cole Webster


OTISFIELD – Jean Isobel Cole Webster, Jean was born May 3, 1929 in Newfoundland, Canada and moved with her family to Massachusetts as a very young child. She grew up Bedford, Massachusetts, graduated from Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts, and became a United States Citizen. She continued her education with many art courses as she pursued her dream of becoming a dress designer.

On November 28, 1953 she wed Winthrop Adams Webster, an aircraft mechanic for United Air Lines, who passed away in 2011. They had 2 children, Sara, and Winthrop Junior. Winthrop Junior passed away April 17, 2021 very shortly before Jean’s death.

Upon her husband Win’s retirement from United Air Lines, they left the Chicago, Illinois area and moved to Maine, residing in Berwick from 1980 to 2001, and then in Otisfield. She always enjoyed sewing and related activities: dress design, interior design, and quilting. She designed and created clothing for herself and family, including wedding and baptismal gowns. She had an extraordinary eye for beauty, which showed in her surroundings and through her hobbies. After moving to Maine, gardening became a favorite activity. Being out of doors and sharing nature with her grandchildren gave her great joy.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Harlow, brother William Cole, daughter Sara Crocker and her husband Ken Crocker, Winthrop Junior’s fiancée Jan Spooner, grandchildren Amanda, Mary Katherine, and Jake and 12 great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Jean’s wishes all services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. To make an online condolence please visit http://www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com .

In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Jean’s memory to the American Lung Association http://www.lung.org.



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