EAST MILLINOCKET, BROOKTON AND LINCOLN – Marguerite “Peggy” J. Powers, 93, passed away Sept. 20, 2012, at a Lincoln hospital. Peggy was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Lee, the daughter of George R. and Lida Addie (Gordon) Curtis Sr.
Peggy grew up in Lincoln, graduating from Mattanawcook Academy, class of 1936. Peggy lived at home after graduation, working on the family farm. She married Guy L. Powers April 6, 1940. A couple years later Guy answered the call to serve his country during World War II and joined the U.S. Army. While Guy was gone she worked as a cashier at First National, Portland. After Guy was released from a prison camp in Germany they moved to East Millinocket where they made their home. Although she and Guy had no children of their own there were plenty of nieces and nephews who needed her tender loving care. During their retirement Peggy and Guy traveled to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, East Millinocket; and First Congregational Church of East Millinocket. Peggy had no favorite family members although she made everyone feel like they were her favorite.
Peggy is survived by three sisters, Mary Parsons of Lincoln, Lorena Powers of East Millinocket and Vicky Knights and husband, Edwin, of Brookton; three brothers, Gordon of Howland, Calvin of Lincoln and Newton and wife, Earlene, of Lincoln; two sisters-in-law, Leola Curtis and Dora Curtis; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Chesley, all of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews. Peggy will also be missed by good friends, Brenda and Maynard Michaud of East Millinocket. In addition to her parents and husband, Peggy was predeceased by three sisters, Glendine Maiwald, Decima Curtis and Joyce Chesley; and two brothers, George Curtis Jr. and Franklin Curtis.
Friends may visit with the family 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lamson Funeral Home, 17 Western Ave., East Millinocket. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Peter Grenier officiating, preceded by an hour of visitation 1-2 p.m. Interment will be at at East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in Peggy’s memory may be sent to Brookton Baptist Church, Brookton, ME 04413. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.