Ella Mae (Bolan) Philbrook, 72, died unexpectedly the morning of Feb. 13, 2010, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Camden, a daughter of Charles and Eleanor Bolan.

Ms. Philbrook worked for Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health and was a member of the Knox County Fish and Game Association. She enjoyed caring for others, watching soap operas, watching over Smith & May Masonry and shooting squirrels off her bird feeders. Her family offered sincere thanks to all of the staff at Maine Medical Center for all they did for her.

Ms. Philbrook is survived by two sons, Chuck Blackington and his wife, Jan, of Warren and Lance Philbrook of Montville; three daughters, Chris Lane and her husband, Steve, of Waldoboro, Carmen Douglas and her husband, Tim, of Warren and Kimberley Pendleton of Hope; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a half-sister and a cousin in Arizona; a cousin in New York; and too many extended family members and dear friends to list, but each of them dearly cherished by her.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Alan Lee Blackington.

To celebrate her life, her family will announce a barbecue at a later date.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Knox County Fish & Game Association, P.O. Box 414, Union, ME 04862.

Arrangements are with the Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service in Waldoboro.