WINN – Lawrence E. Gifford, 91, died Aug. 7, 2004, at a Lincoln hospital, with his beloved wife of 71 years, Louise (Twist) Gifford, and his children by his side. He was born May 11, 1913, in Lee, the son of Ira and Vilsia (McAlpine) Gifford. Mr. Gifford worked for years as a woods contractor hauling logs and pulp in various parts of Maine. He also helped in the construction of the Weldon Dam in Molunkus in the 1930s. “Pappy”, as known by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will always be remembered for the beautiful wood products he made for them, especially the hobby horses. In addition to his wife, Louise of Winn, he is survived by a sister, Carolyn McAlister of Lincoln; four daughters, Alyce Butler and her husband, Robert Sr., of Calais, Jewell Marks and her husband, Ronald, of Florida, Mary Libbey of Molunkus, and Jean Smith and her husband, Fletcher, of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren, Robert Butler Jr. and his wife, Alison, Ann Coltart and her husband, Gary, Ellen Wrubleski and Gary Dowell, John Wrubleski and his wife, Suzanne, James Wrubleski and his wife, Jocelyn, Jeffrey Marks and his fianc?e, Danielle Sarmir, Kenneth Libbey Jr. and his wife, Wendy, Wink Libbey and his wife, Leslie, Andrew Libbey and his wife, Terry, Alan Smith and his wife, Joni, Scott Smith and his wife, Susan, Angela Smith, Andrea Lumbra and her husband, Steve; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a brother, Bennie Gifford; and a sister Hillery Haskell. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Monday, and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev Jack Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lee. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book please visit