Waterville-Merle N. Quimby, 97, formerly of Albion, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Oak Grove Nursing Home in Waterville.\r\n\r\nShe was born in Unity on September 28, 1920, Merle was the daughter of Eugene and Doris (Davis) Nichols. She graduated from Freedom Academy, Class of 1939. Merle married Lawrence Quimby on July 6, 1940 and celebrated 64 years together.\r\n\r\nMerle was always an active woman. She helped on the family farm much preferring to be driving a tractor in the hay field than staying in the house. Along with clerking in local stores, Merle was also a rural route mail carrier for a number of years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, making porcelain dolls, and basket weaving.\r\n\r\nMerle was predeceased by her parents; husband; sister; and great grandson.\r\n\r\nShe is survived by her loving family: her sons, Carroll and Charlene Quimby and Reginald and Diane Quimby of Albion; her daughter, Nancy and Peter Crosby of Augusta; and cherished grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.\r\n\r\nA graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Albion.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the staff at Oak Grove and Hospice for the care they provided to Merle.