BLAINE – Geraldine “Gerry” Gillen, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Jan. 16, 2009, at a Houlton health care facility. Gerry was born March 12, 1912, in Crystal, to Levi and Annie (West) Downing. Gerry was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Chapel, Blaine. She lived a full and rewarding life in Blaine, where she and her late husband, Henry, raised two children and among other employment, had a ceramic business together for several years. Gerry is survived by her son, Richard and his wife, Judy, of Blaine; her daughter, Bonnie Wotton of Monticello; along with six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry “Red” Gillen; son-in-law, Earl Wotton; and granddaughter, Cindy Lou Wotton. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Baptist Chapel with Pastors Lawrence Beals, Carl DeMerchant and Robert Chamberlain officiating. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Spring interment will be at East Blaine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Faith Baptist Chapel or C.E.F., P.O. Box 28, Mars Hill, ME 04758. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan Funeral Home, Mars Hill. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
GERALDINE ‘GERRY’ GILLEN
Posted Jan. 18, 2009, at 7:38 p.m.