Annis Webster Crocker, 94, of Nobleboro, formerly of Monmouth, passed away on April 25 at her home. She was born June 28, 1921 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Annis (Hancock) Webster.
During the war, at the age of 18, she worked in an aircraft factory in Wellingborough, England at which time she met an American by the name of Ruel Crocker, whom she dated for a year and then got engaged. They were married on Dec. 16, 1944. Mrs. Crocker arrived in the U.S. on April 4, 1946 in New York, after a six-day voyage on the Queen Mary. She and her husband arrived in Monmouth the next day, and made their home there until 1984, when they retired to Springhill, Fla. In Monmouth she was active in the Girl Scouts, The Golden Years, and was a founding member of the Monmouth Mothers Club. She was an active member in the United Church of Monmouth where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She loved to sing and dance.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Ruel Crocker who died on June 4, 2004; and brothers, Ted, Leslie, Jack, Harry, and Kenneth.
Mrs. Crocker is survived by sons, Thomas Crocker and companion Lorette of Monmouth, Anthony Crocker and wife Mel of Monmouth, Terence Crocker and companion Sherri of Nobleboro, and Timothy Crocker and companion Janice of Winthrop; special friend, whom she loved as a daughter, Patricia Amero and husband Richard of Monmouth; brother, Frederick Webster and wife June of England; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation from 5-7 p.m., Fri., April 29 at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. A celebration of her life will be held at 12 p.m., Sat., April 30 at the Rise and Shine B&B, 19 Moose Run Dr. (Rt. 135) in Monmouth. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta.