DANFORTH – Byron L. Gould, 84, passed away June 29, 2011, at a Houlton hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 17, 1927, in Danforth, son of Archie B. and Myrtle F. (Harris) Gould.
He was a graduate of Danforth High School and Ricker College. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1970, and returned to Danforth to live and perform many years of service as its town manager.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol; their daughter, Ruth Ann and her husband, Patrick Cowger, of Danforth; two sons, Leonard Gould and his wife, Christine, of Crossville, Ala., and Bruce Gould and his wife, Lisa, of Melbourne, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Patricia Will, Sarah Gould, Adam Gould, Michelle Dropp and her husband, Dan, Michael Gould, Sydney Cowger, Jordyn Cowger and Camryn Cowger; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Dropp and Jensen Dropp; four sisters, Alta Campbell of Berlin, N.H., Glenna Stiles of Milan, N.H., Elizabeth Boardman of Hampden and Waldina Gould of Zephyrhills, Fla.; one brother, Wilfred Gould and his wife, Lola, of Windsor, Conn.; one special brother-in-law, Hartley Dwyer of Weston; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Christina Dwyer of Weston and Barbara Bickford of Danforth.
At Mr. Gould’s request, there will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Danforth Cemetery. Friends and family are invited afterward for a time of fellowship to celebrate his life at First Settler’s Lodge, Weston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Danforth Baptist Church, P.O. Box 88, Danforth, ME 04424. Arrangements are with Clay Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth. For an online guest book, please visit