Adelaide Mary Scribner

SCARBOROUGH – Adelaide Mary Scribner, 89, died on May 15, 2021. She was born on Jan. 8, 1932 in her family home on Pine Point Road in Scarborough and lived all her life in Dunstan. She was always proud to share her birthday with Elvis Presley.Adelaide was the youngest and only daughter of four children born to the late Clinton W. Higgins and Flora Hudson Higgins. She grew up during the depression and WWII in which her three brothers served. Like many in her generation, her early experience of the Great Depression and WWII always made an impression on her.In the 1950s she was a telephone operator with New England Tel & Tel in Scarborough. She later worked for 10 years as a switchboard operator at the Geo. C. Shaw Co. in Portland, where she met her future husband, Donald E. Scribner. After raising their children, she worked at the Greater Portland-Scarborough Answering Service for 10 years and later worked for American Greetings from which she retired in 1994.She was a member of the Scarborough Historical Society and always took great pleasure in working on their suppers and their yearly August fairs. After her husband, Don, retired they went on many trips together and she especially enjoyed vacation during the winter in Spring Hill, Fla. when her brother Steve and his wife Eleanor lived there.Her interest included walking, reading the daily newspaper, nonfiction books, word searches and doing scrapbooks and photo albums for her grandchildren, Casey and Cameron. Her favorite thing was being a grandmother and she never missed an opportunity to read to them when they slept over with her.She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Don, in 2004; and her three brothers, Linwood R., Stephen E., and Clinton W. Higgins, Jr. (aka Bill).She is survived by her sons, Scott C. Scribner, Jeffrey H. Scribner and wife Kristina; and her two beloved grandchildren whom she deeply loved, Casey Lynn and Cameron Edward Scribner, all of Scarborough; many nieces, nephews; and in-laws, including her very special sisters-in-law Daisy Higgins and Barbara Libby. The family would like to express a special thank you to her nephew, Linnie Higgins, for always being there to help her, as well as dear friend and neighbor, Pat Davis, for all of her assistance.No visiting hours or funeral service per her request. A private burial will be held at Black Point Cemetery On May 20, 2021.Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.hobbsfuneralhome.If you wish, donations may be made in her memory to:Strive 28 Foden Road South Portland, ME 04106

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