Arlene Dyer Milton
CARIBOU and BANGOR, Maine – Arlene Dyer Milton, 92, passed away August 31, 2018, at Woodlands Assisted Living of Brewer, where she had resided the past five years. She was born in Caribou, March 7, 1926, the daughter of the late Harry H. and Eva (Paul) Dyer.
Arlene was a 1943 graduate of the Caribou High School. She married Maynard E. Milton, October 20, 1948, and together they operated a potato farm for nine years and raised their family in the Caribou area. She worked as a library aide at Caribou High School and later at Caribou Public Library until her retirement. Arlene was an active member of the Caribou Baptist Church, and then was an active member of the Essex Street Baptist Church in Bangor. She was a dedicated member of the choir, participated in the Women’s Prayer Group, Women’s Bible Study, Missionaries and Golden Heirs. Arlene shared her love for family and friends through her many creative talents including cooking, crafts, sewing, quilting, painting, ceramics, flower gardens and much more.
In addition to her parents, and her husband, Maynard, Arlene was predeceased by a brother, Paul Dyer; and a sister, Betty Richards. She is survived by four children, Dr. David Smith and wife, Phyllis, of Caribou, Jeanne Eva Milton of Bangor, Jane Whinery and husband, Randy, of Hampden and Thomas Milton and wife, Cynthia, of Ludlow. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Michelle Mortenson and husband, Niles, of Logandale, NV, Kathryn Parker and husband, Ryan, of Stayton, OR, Stephen Smith and wife, Heidi, of Vail, AZ, Rebecca Whinery and boyfriend, Charles Fitzmaurice, of Manchester, NH, Shawn Whinery and wife, Jacquelene, of Swansea, MA, Jared Whinery and wife, Megan, of Bangor, Joshua Whinery and wife, Jennifer, of Hampden and Travis Milton and wife, Ebony, of Hodgdon, 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cousins, including one special niece, Diane Richardson of Tavares, FL. She is also survived by a sister, Wanda Toohey and her husband, Bob, of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Cora Havlir of Dallas, TX; and a brother, George Dyer and wife, Henrietta, of Tucson, AZ.
Private family funeral services were held Saturday, September 8, 2018. Friends who wish to contribute in memorial of Mrs. Milton may do so by the charity of one’s choice. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Woodlands Assisted Living and Beacon Hospice for the care, support and compassion shown to their mother. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home.