ISLESBORO – Lydia Rolerson went to be with God Dec. 25, 2006. She was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Chelsea, Mass., to Bessie and Henry Coombs. Lydia lived in Islesboro from the age of six months until this past Christmas day. A much loved Islesboro icon, she was a member of the Baptist Church for more than 50 years, serving as church secretary, Sunday school teacher, on the missions committee, the flower committee, the PTA, the ambulance committee and any time a helping hand was needed, her hands were among the first to reach out. She was one of the original summer cottage cleaners and owned and operated the Swallows Nest antique shop for many years. A fountain of knowledge on Island history, she wrote and published many articles in the Island News paper. Lydia loved to help others and she loved to have fun. Raised in a large family, any Island event that included music would find her with her sisters, her many nieces and her dear friend, Eileen Boardman, out on the dance floor doing the “high biddy woodchuck.” Halloween found her and “the girls” dressed in costume and handing out treats through out the neighborhood. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde; son, Darrell; sister, Pricilla; and brothers, Merrill and Henry. Lydia will be sorely missed by her surviving sisters, Kathleen, Dot, June, Marie and Marjorie; sons, Wayne, Steve and Stuart and their wives; her six grandchildren, four great-grand-children; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at the Island Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church Mission Project Thursday luncheon.