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DOVER - FOXCROFT - Joy Olivia Haskins, 34, died unexpectedly July 2, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 12, 1975, in Bangor, to Roberta (Smith) and Shawn Conner. She was later adopted by Iris and James Haskins. She received an associate degree from Ricks College in Idaho and a bachelor's degree from Utah Valley State College. She majored in marketing with a sister degree in human relations. She worked and lived in Idaho, Utah, California, Texas and North Carolina before returning to her hometown of Dover-Foxcroft, where she grew up. She spent her last few years focusing on her talents in art.

Surviving are her sons, Moses A. Eyere of Utah and Sean A. Billingslea of Dover-Foxcroft; her birth father, Shawn Conner of Atkinson; her parents, Iris and James Haskins of Dover-Foxcroft; her brother, Seth Haskins and his wife, Ashley, and their five children of Hope; her sister, Aletha Conner-Hidden and her husband, Hans, and their two children of the Netherlands; her brother, Casey Conner and his wife, Mari Lou, and their eight children, one son-in-law and a granddaughter of Saipan and the U.S.; her sister, Rinda Varnum and her husband, Richard, of Sebec and their four children, two sons-in-law and their six grandchildren of Maine and Spain; her sister, Amber Conner and her fiance, Jeremy Sansotta, and their two children of Florida; her sister, April Kemper of Florida; two stepsiblings, Michael Haskins of Alaska and Kathleen Haskins of Ohio; aunts, uncles and cousins. Joy was predeceased by her birth mother, Roberta Smith; and a special family friend, Archie Lyford. She will be fondly remembered by special friends, Bruce, Alan and Lisa.

There will be a private viewing Wednesday, July 7. Interment will be at a later date at Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. Memories and condolences may be expressed at "Farewell to Thee! But not farewell to all my fondest thoughts of Thee; Within my heart they still shall dwell and they shall cheer and comfort me."

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