Elizabeth B. Street

AUGUSTA – Elizabeth (Libby) Buchan Street, 87, of Chelsea passed away Sunday July 18,2021, at Maine General Longterm Care Glenridge.Born on March 3, 1934, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Catherine Shaw Buchan and James Buchan.Libby married Wixon Street after they studied Agriculture at the Universityof Connecticut. They settled in Chelsea on Ledgerock Farm raising Anguscows and chickens. She also owned, rode, and showed horses as she grew up, in college, and on the farm. She also had many much-loved dogs and cats.Later, Libby received her degree in Agriculture from UMO. In lean times,she worked for DHS in Child Protective; worked for Chelsea School, mainly in the library; drove a school bus for Chelsea School; worked as aveterinarian’s assistant; worked in real estate selling houses; and workedin various restaurants in the Augusta area.After divorce, Libby worked for Seton Hospital on the detox then as amental health worker at Augusta General. She helped in getting drug andalcohol treatment set up in Maine. Libby received a master’s degree fromthe USM, which allowed her to become a counselor and social worker. Sheworked tirelessly helping in the recovery community. She worked asEmployees Assistance specialist for the State of Maine. She had a love forthose who had problems and guided them to real solutions. In her lateryears, she lived on Togus Pond in the house she designed and had built where she loved to cross country ski, swim, and garden. A while later, she was hired by DHHS to work in the Adult Protective unit. As she looked towardretirement, she built a house in Chelsea where she planned, set up, and ranChelsea Gardens. Several summers before she retired, she advertised andsold daylilies directly. Later, she continued Chelsea Gardens as a virtualdaylily business.As a child Libby went to many different schools as her father moved from jobto job around the country. She loved to travel and filled more than a fewscrapbooks with wonderful memories. Some of her destinations wereCalifornia, Mexico, Alaska, England, Scotland, France, and Holland.Libby was pre-deceased by her daughter, Catherine Hinds, her ex-husbandWixon Street, and parents. She is survived by grandsons, Daniel Hinds andSamuel Hinds, cousin Mary Street, and several great grandsons.We extend many thanks to Maine General for Libby’s care.A Memorial Gathering will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday July 28, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family through the Knowlton and Hewins link at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comArrangements are under the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care 1 Church Street Augusta, 623-8722.

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