March 26, 2019
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DOVER-FOXCROFT and CLERMONT, Fla. – Shirley Rowell Gammon, 73, wife of Edgar Eugene “Gene” Gammon, died March 27, 2005, at her winter home in Clermont, Fla. She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Dexter, the only child of Amos B. and Gladys E. (Higgins) Rowell. Shirley moved to Dover-Foxcroft in 1946 when Amos and Gladys opened Rowell’s Garage. She graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1950. She was a homemaker until 1962, when she joined the family business as a bookkeeper. She retired in 1992, spending time between her beloved camp on Sebec Lake and Florida. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, an active member of the Mocutoc Club, and a Girl Scout leader. She served as board member and treasurer of Mayo Regional Hospital. She had been an active member of the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club since 1987, serving as club president in 1993-94, and then as a distinguished lt. governor in the New England Division in 1994-95. She was a friend of the Kiwanis Foundation of New England and held Kiwanis International Honors as a George F. Hixson Fellow and a member of the Heritage Society. Shirley was honored by the New England District of Circle-K by being presented the Kiwanis International Tablet of Honor. Shirley was a confidante, counselor and friend to countless New England college students while she and Gene gave nearly a decade of service to Circle-K in the New England District. Shirley also served as “first lady” of the New England District, standing by Gene when he was New England district governor in 1989-90. Nearly a generation of patrons stood in line at Kiwanis canoe races and auctions for Shirley’s fried dough, made with more love and devotion than cinnamon. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married 53 years to Gene, and was a loving mother to two daughters, Linda Gammon of Lorton, Va., and Karen Pomeroy and her husband, Bob, of Dover-Foxcroft. She truly loved her two grandchildren, Elyse Pomeroy of Portland, and Andrew Pomeroy of Dover-Foxcroft. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where a celebration of Shirley’s life will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, with Father James Robichaud officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to either Foxcroft Academy, 975 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft or the Mayo Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 891 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft 04426.

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