PENSACOLA – Pearl H. Romer, 81, died Aug. 3, 2012, at home, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Prospect, the daughter of Claude and Marion Brown.
Pearl spent much of her life caring for foster children. She started caring for newborns until they were adopted, but soon started caring for all ages. She cared for children from Maine to Hawaii. While in Florida she cared for many babies born to drug addicted parents, these were very sick babies. She kept them until they were well enough to be adopted. Because her husband served in the U.S. Navy until he retired she enjoyed living in many areas of the country.
She is survived by her husband of more than 45 years, Victor of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Stone and her husband, Roy, of Frankfort and Lorraine Davis of Lewiston; two sons, Scott Davis of Florida and Michael Romer and his wife, Leslie, of Vinalhaven; one sister, Muriel Peacock and her husband, Travers, of Verona; one brother, Merton Brown and his wife, Clare, of Ocala, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Shawn Stone and his wife, Valerie, Adrian Stone and his wife, Becky, Shannon Moulton and her husband, Kevin, and Damien Stone, all of Frankfort, Jason Davis and his wife, Michelle, of Greene, Heather Boynton and her husband, Chuck, Amber Larrabee and her husband, Dale, of Prospect, and Shea Davis and his wife, Stacy, of Florida; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. There will be a celebration of life for family and friends 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Verona Town Hall, School Street.