Houlton - Born Dorothy Mildred Carr - November 19, 1923 - to Joseph F. and Lottie E. (Barron) Carr in Providence Rhode Island, and left our view on May 1st, thirteen days shy of what would have been the 80th Wedding Anniversary of Clovis and Dorothy Frame - May 14, 1942.
Their children - Pamela and Jack Galda; Robert E. Frame Sr. and Shawn A. Snell his fiancee; Bruce A. Frame and Ellen S. Maher of Brooklin, Maine, - have lost a beloved friend and confidant.
The grandchildren of Clovis and Dottie are Robert E. Frame Jr. of Bridgeport, WA; and Andrew Weldon Flemming Frame of Woodstock, NB. Grandson, James H. Fitch III was received into this family by marriage of Bruce and Ellen.
The great grandchildren are: Ashton E. Frame Woodstock, GA; Xavier N. Frame, Ember C. Frame, and Willow S. Frame of Bridgeport, WA. Grandson James H. Fitch III was received into this family by marriage of Bruce & Ellen.
Dorothy's surviving family are: Nieces - Saundra L. (Tidd) Demko of Middletown, VA; Joyce A. (Carr) Donaher of Lakeville, MA; Susan M. (Carr) Warren of Boise, ID. Nephew - Donald J. Tidd of Chepachet, RI. Cousin, Richard H. Barron of Berkshire, NY.
Dottie was predeceased by her parents - by her sister, Hazel J. Tidd - by her brother, Robert E. Carr, and his spouses; and, a nephew, Gregory W. Tidd.
In her lifetime, Dottie has worked for the telephone company - when her office included many women, a giant switchboard and lots of headsets. She graduated High School, married the guy in the pulpit at church, at 18 years old, in 1942, and embarked on the life of the wife of a Commander/Chaplain in the U. S. Navy for 20 years. During those years, she managed to move her children and the whole household 17 times, sometimes without even leaving a state, or a Military Base. The post-war moves started with Portsmouth Navy Yard in NH - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands - Yorktown, VA - Quantico, VA - Norfolk, VA - Charleston, SC (2 addresses) - Northeast, MD & Bainbridge, MD - Great Lakes, IL NTC - Great Lakes Navy Hospital, IL - Twentynine Palms MCB, CA, where Clovis retired. Moving on: Ohio U. Athens, (two addresses) - Willoughby, OH - Ricker College, Houlton, ME (two addresses).
Her Navy days were filled with such things as The Altar Guild, on some bases, which included arranging flowers - The Navy Relief - The Officers Wives Club - playing the organ at the Chapel for Sunday services - and, entertaining Officers and their wives in her home.
After the Navy, she became a secretary for the Registrar at Ohio University; next, she went on to be the Secretary to the Minister at the very large Episcopal Church in Cleveland, OH; then, she became Secretary to the Dean of Students at Ricker College. After Ricker, she worked at Edythe's Dress Shop in Houlton. After retirement from the workplace, her efforts turned to the Heavenly little Hodgdon Methodist Church, with Clovis still in the pulpit; and, when she discovered the joy of quilting, and the thrill of the Christmas Bazaar at the Church, she became a willing donor of her time and talent, and especially looked forward to those Tuesday morning Quilting Bees/Coffee Klatch at the Church.
She became more & more active state-wide in the Order of the Eastern Star - adored every minute, and every new friend, & ignored the tens-of-thousands of miles she and her drivers put on her car.
Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St., Houlton, with funeral services being held at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Hodgdon Cemetery. To share condolences and memories, please visit bowersfuneral.com.