Dorothy E. Weston

11 years ago

    Weston, Dorothy E., 101, November 9, 2013.  Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Dunn Funeral Home.  Interment to be held in the East Hodgdon Cemetery.  Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home, Houlton.

    HOULTON – Dorothy E. Weston, 101, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was born September 27, 1912, on the family farm in East Hodgdon. She was the only daughter of Elmer P. and Dora (Atchison) Weston and was the loving and much-loved sister of William, Shirley, and Paul Weston.
    Dot grew up on the farm, working alongside her father and brothers. She attended the Stone School in East Hodgdon and graduated from Ricker Classical Institute. She worked in various positions in various parts of the United States over the course of her lifetime, mostly as a nanny and housekeeper. She returned to Houlton to retire and lived nearly 40 years at Ricker Plaza Apartments where she developed close friendships with many residents there. In her later years, several of her friends at Ricker kept watch over her and helped her in any way they could. Among these friends were Joyce Bryant, Peggy Robinson, Brenda Belyea, Christina Carr, Mattie Watson, Dot Campbell, Shirley Nason, Ken Thibodeau, and several others. Her best friend at Ricker, Joyce Bryant, was also her next-door neighbor and a tremendous help to Dot and her family in the years before Dot moved to the nursing home.
    Although Dot never married, because she “never found just the right one,” she enjoyed a very long and full life, having lived in Florida with Hilda Maher for a time and as a young woman motored across the United States to California with a lady friend. Dot derived much enjoyment from God’s great creation and among her favorites of His creative works were owls, especially snowy owls, and the moon, especially full moons. She loved the ocean and enjoyed several late-summer vacations with her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Louise, at Colonial Gables in Searsport, Maine. She also loved the beauty of sunsets, and she and Louise often watched them from atop Drake’s Hill.
    Dot was a long-time member of Military Street Baptist Church and possessed a quiet, but strong faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She looked forward to being in His presence for eternity.
    Aunt Dot’s greatest treasure in life was friends and family. She is survived by her seven nephews and their wives, Charles and Jane Weston, David and Joyce Weston, Daniel and Linda Weston, Peter and Carol Weston, Philip and Colleen Weston, Thomas and Lynn Weston, and James and Lori Weston, as well as three nieces and their husbands Ellen and Reg Williams, Ann and Steve Socoby, and Rachel and Terry Lincoln. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She also leaves several cousins with whom she kept in contact. In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her brothers and their spouses, William and Dorothy, Shirley and June, and Paul and Louise.
    Dot’s family would like to thank Dr. Sussman, Dr. Abouleish, and the staff at Houlton Regional Hospital’s Progressive Care Facility for the love, kindness, and excellent care shown to our aunt. Although she said Dr. Sussman’s prediction that she would live to be 100 years old was “bad news,” we know she was actually quite pleased to have achieved that milestone and basked in its celebration.
    Funeral services will be held at the Dunn Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 13, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randall Burns officiating. Interment will be in the East Hodgdon Cemetery. Friends may make gifts in Dot’s memory to the Military Street Church or the charity of one’s choice, c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book at: dunnfuneral.com.