BUCKSPORT – Dorothy Jean Young Smith came into this world on March 4, 1916. She was the daughter of Frank A. Young and Hattie (Snowman) Young Dunbar.
Jean – as she was called, grew up at Dunc’s Meadow Farm in Castine and attended the one room Emerson Training School in North Castine. She graduated from CHS in 1934 and attended Augusta General Hospital School of Nursing. She married Percy Dow Smith and spent their first years in the Enfield, Lincoln area. After his World War II military service was completed, they moved to Bucksport, where he worked at St. Regis Paper Mill. Jean’s life centered around their five children. She loved music, cooking and writing. When the children married and moved away she joined her husband in his many interests. After his death, she traveled with members of her family and loved to write poems about those experiences. Jean left her earthly home Jan. 17, 2014.
She is survived by: Loretta Smith Logan Kaye and husband, Eric, of Scarborough, England; her children: Wendy, Michael, Eric, Tina and their father, CD Logan. Patricia Smith Ranzoni, husband, Ed of Bucksport, children, Gina, Joseph and Danial Linda Smith of Bucksport, son; Edward Ernie Smith and wife, Paula of Bucksport, and son, Tony. Hazel Smith Hutchinson, husband, Marshall of Salina, Kansas, sons, Andrew and Franklin. She is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy, mother, Hattie, brothers, George and Bennett Dunbar of Bucksport, and one grandson, Sean Arey of Surry.
At her request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make a donation to the Percy D. and Jean Young Smith Healthcare Scholarship Fund at Maine Community Foundation in Ellsworth or the Bucksport Senior Citizen’s Center. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held sometime in the future.