Freda Barbara Flye

Sep 02, 2014

Freda Barbara (Dunham) (Bradstreet) Flye, 92, went home to her God, whom she says raised her, on Aug. 30, 2014.

She was born June 28, 1922, in Stockton Springs, the daughter of Alvah and Junita (Page) Dunham. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and painting rocks for her rock garden, which people thought were flowers.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Donald “Dippy” Bradstreet in 1977, her second husband Ray Flye of Freedom in 2003, her siblings Edna Hamilton, Mariba Beard, Emerald Lampheir, Velma Dunham, Clyde, Leman, Merland, Erwin and Reginald Dunham, a special nephew Berly Dunham who call her “Peep,” an infant great-great granddaughter Mikaela Oxton in August 2014, two sons-in-law Herbert Oxton Sr. and Donald Koehler.

She is survived by two daughters Judith A. Oxton and Sandra F. Koehler, grandchildren Wendy (Oxton) Chaston and husband Roy, Herbert Oxton Jr. and wife Lucy, Penny D. Oxton, Tammy Bragdon, Lisa Carroll and husband Chris, Scott Bragdon and companion Carol Carver, great-grandchildren Darren Ward, Benjamin Chaston and wife Tiffany, Andrea Chaston, Jonathan Oxton and companion Eileen Roberts, Aaron Oxton, Shane Oxton, Alex Carver, Kaylee Bragdon and Jayden Bragdon, and one niece Andrea Dunphy. She will be missed by family and good friends Margaret and Clarence Nickerson.

Special thanks to the CANs and staff at Harbor Hill and her favorite M.D., Dr. David Thanhauser for all his years of care.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Young Funeral Home, 31 W. Main St., Searsport. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Mount Prospect Cemetery Church St., Stockton Springs, with Pastor Elizabeth Bailey-Mitchell officiating.

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