MARS HILL – Pauline “Polly” Ann Nutter Dearborn, 98, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill on Jan. 5, 2014, of natural causes. She was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Mars Hill, the only child and cherished daughter of Charles A. and Effie (Johnston) Nutter.
Polly attended high school at Oak Grove Seminary and returned to Mars Hill following graduation. She worked at the local bank for many years. She was always active in the community as a member of the Community Club and a supporter of the Hansen Memorial Library; she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 65 years. Polly and her late husband Walter were generous contributors to many local and charitable organizations, together they organized many events to benefit local causes and fund raising needs for the community. Polly had many interests and hobbies including golfing, skiing, hunting and spending time at her favorite place on earth, her camp at Young Lake. She loved the outdoors and was a gifted artist producing many paintings of nature and wildlife. Being the daughter of an expert fly fisherman, her true passion was fishing which she learned at a very young age and continued throughout her life.
Polly is survived by two sons, Roger C. Nichols and his wife, Shirlee, of Uintah, Utah, and Mark A. Nichols and his wife, Christine, of Sparks, Nev. She was adored by her grandchildren, Shaun, Amber and Sossity; and great-granddaughters, Satori and Shae, all of whom will miss their beloved Grammy. She was predeceased by her parents; and her loving husband, Walter.
Graveside services will be held in the spring, 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Tapley Cemetery, Blaine, with Pastor Sue Brown officiating. The family would like to extend appreciation to the staff of Aroostook Care Center for their care and kindness to Polly. In addition, gratitude is extended to special friends, Ray and Loretta Jones, Clara Hussey and Bob and Pam Brewer for many years of kindness, friendship and support. Donations may be made in her honor to the Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769, or online at www.centralaroostookhumanesociety.org; or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.