FORT FAIRFIELD – Margaret M. Plant, 85, beloved wife of John E. Plant, passed away Friday evening, March 18, 2011, at a Caribou nursing facility after an extended illness. She was born July 30, 1925, in Mars Hill, the daughter of Ellery and Iva (Saunders) Gamblin.
She was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1943, and was married to John E. Plant March 10, 1946. Margaret had been employed by the Fort Fairfield School Department in their food service program for 22 years; was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield; and was past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Lunar Chapter No. 126, Presque Isle. Mrs. Plant greatly enjoyed camping, knitting for friends and family, playing cards, especially 45, and cooking for large gatherings. She will be dearly remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by one daughter, Joyce Wolver, in 2000; one brother, Gerald Gamblin; and one sister, Inez Sloan. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John E. Plant of Fort Fairfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Stan Banack of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Meriden, Conn.; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by the residents and staff of Caribou Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, where Margaret received exceptional care.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where the funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield, immediately after the service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Plant to Caribou Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 10 Bernadette St., Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.