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Obituary for Roland Harry Scribner

Lee – Roland Harry Scribner, 92, passed peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Care Ridge Estates in Lee after a short illness. He lived alone in his house in Lee until the last 2 months of his life, when he finally accepted help because of his failing sight and medical condition.

Roland was a quiet and stoic man who would always be there to assist in anything that was needed. After all, he married his wife, Joan Blake, with her three school aged children whom he raised and loved as his own – Larry Cobb and his wife Sandra of Lee, Della Murphy and Mike of Hollis, and Jeffrey Cobb and Terry Marley-Desrosier of Lincoln.

Roland had many grandchildren that he always helped and loved – Shannon Ludden, Jared Cobb, Michael Horowitz, Kimberly Elliott, MJ Murphy, Kim Malikowski, Farrar Cobb, and Kari Desrosier. Roland was instrumental in their learning to snowsled, 4 wheel, waterski, boat and was an eager babysitter through the years.

Roland was a veteran of the US Army and spent his time during the Korean War stationed in Iceland. He will have full military honors in the spring at a date to be announced.

Roland worked at the Great Northern Paper Company the majority of his working years. He also took great pride in his investment/partnership/ownership of Mt. Jefferson Ski Lodge.

Roand and Joan went on many adventures, trips, and vacations. He loved to talk about his trip to Hawaii and cruise to Alaska. They had many friends that he travelled with and enjoyed their camaraderie and the sights. An enthusiastic spectator of all sports, he followed all of Lee Academhy’s sports teams. He was a real fan and verbal spectator. Roland and Joan were avid Black Bear Hockey fans and travelled to many out of state playoff games.

In addition to his children and grandchildren, Roland is survived by his oldest brother, Claudie Scribner. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Joan, his mother, Flossie Scribner, his brother Richard, and sisters Maudie Scribner and Jackie Kapps. Roland also had many cousins and some very close and special nieces and nephews that he always looked forward to visiting with.

Roland was an enthusiastic hunter and owned the Johnson Camp in the woods, which was formerly owned by Floyd Cobb and was a great spot for hunting and camaraderie. He was proud to pass the camp along to his son Jeff Cobb, who will keep the camp alive in all its traditions and, thanks to Jeff, many modernizations and comforts. Roland also had a camp on Silver Lake where the family always had gatherings and which will stay in the family for more get togethers and love to come. Everyone was always welcome and still will be.

Roland leaves a large hole in our lives and hearts and we will always remember and miss the man that he was.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 2PM Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Lee Cemetery Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln. Messages of condolence may be expressed at