LINNEUS - Bessie M. Sawyer, 81, passed away December 25, 2017 in Houlton with her family by her side. She was born March 6, 1936 in New Limerick, the daughter of Ray and Elsie (Seward) Jipson.
Bessie enjoyed going to church, doing word finds and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Belinda Cofske and Wayne and Beth and Jody McAfee, all of Linneus; her grandchildren, Melinda Moran of Linneus, Steven Moran of Westbrook, Evan Gonya, Carla Sawyer, Ryan Sawyer and Haley, all of Houlton; 8 great grandchildren, Olivia, Mataya, Kealy, Eason, Riley, Declan, Carter and Macy; 2 brothers, Hollis and Clara Jipson of Hodgdon, Ansel Jipson of Houlton; sister-in-laws, Brenda Swimm of Houlton, Linda Sawyer of Linneus, Jean Sawyer of Presque Isle; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Carl; 2 sons, Arthur Jipson and Carl Sawyer Jr.; 2 brothers, Herschel and Lewis.
Friends may call 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. A spring interment will be in the Linneus Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com