Jean Lyford, a longtime member of the Brewer Historical Society, recently passed away. The City of Brewer has published this lovely Resolution of Respect to honor the contributions Jean made to the community during her lifetime. You can read it below:
CITY OF BREWER, MAINE
IN CITY COUNCIL ASSEMBLED
2021-B026 October 12, 2021 TITLE: RESOLVE, RESOLUTION OF RESPECT FOR JEAN LYFORD.
Filed September 29, 2021
By Jerry Goss
WHEREAS, on the 11th day of September 2021 death brought to a close the full and active life of Jean Lyford; and
WHEREAS, Jean lived her entire active life in Brewer, including her seventy-year marriage to the late Lawrence “Bud” Lyford; and
WHEREAS, Jean was a graduate of Brewer High School and Gorham State Teachers College; and
WHEREAS, Jean founded Jack & Jill Nursery School in 1955, located in her home and ran it for 37 years; and
WHEREAS, Jean’s years of community service were honored when she and Bud were named Brewer Citizens of the Year in 2009; and
WHEREAS, The Jean Lyford Day Care Center was named in her honor in 2014; and
WHEREAS, Jean was the first president of the Penobscot Chapter of the National Association of Educators of Young Children, honorary life member of the Brewer Historical Society, president of the Brewer Garden and Bird Club, regent of Frances Dighton Williams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and member of the Patawa Club.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brewer City Council does by this resolution and public pronouncement, recognize the positive influence of Jean Lyford to the well-being of the community in which she lived and earned the respect of all who knew her; and
BE IT FURTHER, RESOLVED, that this resolution be spread upon the permanent records of the City of Brewer and that copies thereof be distributed to members of her family in testimony to the high esteem held for Jean Lyford by the citizens and officials of the City of Brewer, Maine.