Patricia I. Webber, 69: Loved teaching, helped found nursery school

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SCARBOROUGH — Patricia I. Webber, 69, died Feb. 12 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  

Born Sept. 13, 1941, in Houlton, a daughter of Eldridge Elmer and Georgia (Estabrook) Ingraham, she grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School, Gorham State Teachers College, and the University of New Hampshire.  

She taught school in York Beach and South Portland before becoming a founding partner and teacher at the Pied Piper Nursery School in Scarborough.

Even after retiring from her career in education, she never stopped being a teacher and enjoyed learning new things and sharing her knowledge with others.  

Passionate about everything she did, she had many interests, including gardening, art, reading, photography, interior decorating, travel, cooking, and her rescue greyhound, Phoebe.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Her husband, Millard C. “Doc” Webber, Jr., and her sister, Dawn I. Williams, predeceased her.

Surviving are two nieces, Brenda Williams and her husband Robert Coffin of Nantucket, Mass., and Jupiter, Fla., and Tammy Williams Dufort and her husband Michael of Wells, and two nephews, Roy Williams and his wife Heidi of Rocky Ford, Colo., and Brent Williams of Mt. Holly, N.J.; an aunt, Ruth Fogg of South Portland; and a stepson, Justin Webber and his wife Ann of Scarborough.

A memorial service was held Feb. 16 at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.  
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at hobbsfuneralhome.com.
   
Donations in her memory may be sent to Greyhound Placement Service, 249 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

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