HOPE G. AKELEY

Posted March 23, 2009, at 7:02 p.m.

HOPE G. AKELEY PRESQUE ISLE – Hope (Greenlaw) Akeley, 95, died March 12, 2009, at Presque Isle Nursing Home. Hope was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Masardis, the daughter of George E. Greenlaw and Myrtie (Quincy) Greenlaw. Hope graduated from Ricker Classical Institute and Aroostook State Normal School, now the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and taught elementary school in Portage Lake and Spragueville at the James School. She married Robert Vinton Akeley, June 11, 1937. Hope moved with Robert to Silver Springs, Md., where she raised her three daughters and later taught school in Prince Georges County, Md. In 1969, when Robert retired from the Department of Agriculture, Hope and Robert moved back to Presque Isle with their daughter, Sarah. Hope is survived by her three daughters, Andrea Ross of Chevy Chase, Md., Mary Barton Smith of Portola Valley, Calif., and Sarah Akeley of Presque Isle; two grandsons, Robert Waters Ross and Andrew Percy Ross; and two great-grandchildren, Calvert Valentine Ross and Josephine Akeley Ross. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Those who wish may donate in memory of Hope Greenlaw Akeley to Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Arrangements in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.

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