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Olsen, Catherine (Bird), SUN CITY, Calif. -- Catherine Bird Olsen, 93, died at a nursing home in Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 23, 1997. She was the widow of the Rev. Arthur Olsen, who died in 1986. Born in Belfast May 10, 1904, she was the daughter of Tyler Hanson Bird and Nelle Jones Walker, and married Mr. Olsen Aug. 5, 1928. The couple were associated with Unitarian Universalist churches in Massachusetts at Lincoln, Billerica and Melrose; at Toledo, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Costa Mesa, Calif. Mrs. Olsen enjoyed her role as a ministers wife. She took special pride in the volunteer work she did in Toledo after World War II, developing public support for racial integration of department store staff. In her middle years she enjoyed a brief career as an actress in several theater productions, including the Repertory Theater in Toledo. In her later years she became an accomplished amateur oil painter. She spent summers in Owls Head. Surviving are her sister, Frances Bird Hjerpe of Rockland and Owls Head; three sons, Dexter Olsen of Woodstock, N.Y.; Clark Olsen of Asheville, N.C., and Lee Olsen of LaCanada-Flintridge, Calif.; a daughter Elaine Emery of Fountain Valley, Calif.; brother-in-law William Olsen of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 10 nieces and nephews. Son Tyler Olsen of Byfield, Mass., died in 1995. A memorial service will be held in Sun City, Jan. 10. [She was a long time member and attendant of the Reunion and shall be sorely missed].
Olsen, Dexter J., Dexter was born in 1930 in Massachusetts, the oldest son of Arthur and Catherine Olsen. He summered in Maine throughout his childhood, first at camp Blue Moon on Toddy pond, then at Owl's Head after his grandmother built a home there. He married his wife Virginia in 1954 and they had 3 children (Karen, David and Beverly). He worked at IBM for 30 years, and then continued with his love of computers by becoming Director of Senior Net, an organization that teaches senior citizens to use computers. He taught courses in genealogy, which was his special interest. Dexter enjoyed researching his own family history, and had traced back many generations. He was not just interested in his ancestors names and dates of birth, but in learning more about their lives. He often entertained his family with interesting facts about ancestors that were sea captains, school teachers, or just fascinating characters. Dexter was diagnosed with brain cancer in January '04 and despite a valiant fight he died in May. He passed on his love of Rockland to his children and grandchildren, who still love to come up here each year. (Transcribed from handwritten text provided by Evelyn N. Kalloch, 6/13/05).
Olsen, Ludmilla, AGE: 73 • Morristown Ludmilla Olsen, of Morristown NJ, died in her home on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 after a long illness. She was born Ludmilla Ivanovna Stefutkina in Moscow, Russia on March 30, 1937 and moved to the U.S. in 1960 after meeting and marrying an American tourist she met in an elevator at the Hotel Ukraine, where she worked. Luda brought a unique perspective to her 1960s suburban Morristown home. She turned her backyard into a huge garden and she mowed her front yard with a Kashmir goat. (Until the neighbors complained.) She taught herself calculus, made envelopes out of recycled paper, could wrap a present without using tape and thought dandelions were happy flowers that made good salads. (The neighbors weren't keen about her feelings about dandelions, either.) She translated Tolstoy and read books the rest of us know we should…but don't. She was a librarian for Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison for many years. She is survived and remembered by her daughter Marika Olsen and her former husband, the Rev. Clark Olsen. A Memorial Service, conducted by the Rev. Alison Miller, will be held at the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Normandy Heights Rd. on Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. (Daily Record, April 13, 2011).
Oxton, Alice Edith, Mrs. Alice Edith Oxton, wife of Alfred J. Oxton, of 12 Charles street avenue, passed away at the Waltham Hospital on Sunday after a brief illness due to pneumonia. She was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, daughter of William McGill and Rebecca Melvin Scott, her mother being a native of Halifax. She has made her home in this city for about twenty-nine years and was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Besides her husband, who is seriously ill at the Pondville Hospital at Wrentham, there survive one son, Roy Oxton, a pupil in the Waltham Senior High School; four sisters, Clara Scott of Salem, Mrs. Susan Wotton of Friendship, Maine, Margaret Scott of Antrim, New Hampshire, and Mrs. Francis Mulhall of Wollaston; and two brothers, William Scott of Hartford, Connecticut, and Robert Scott of Cambridge. Mrs. Oxton, who has made a brave fight since her husband's illness, was devoted to her home and family. She was ill only a few days from pneumonia and pleurisy. (Waltham News-Tribune, 22 January 1929).
Oxton, Alfred, Word of the death of Alfred Oxton at the Pondville Hospital this morning has just been received. Mr. Oxton, who was formerly janitor at the N. P. Banks School, had been ill for a long time, having gone to Pondville before Christmas. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Flora Rand of Portsmouth, N. H., and a son, Roy Oxton. Mrs. Oxton passed away a short time ago. Notice of the funeral will be made later. (Waltham News-Tribune, 6 March 1929).
Funeral services for Alfred J. Oxton, who died at the Pondville Hospital, were conducted yesterday at Asbury Temple, where Rev. Henry I. Bailey, the pastor, officiated. Miss Annie L. Little presided at the organ and Russell Wentworth Porter sang two selections, "The Ninety and Nine" and "The Lord is My Shepherd." Many relatives, and friends and associates were present, including delegations from the several organizations with which he was affiliated. The Odd Fellows' ritual was exemplified by Gov. Gore Lodge, Roland Pugsley acting as noble grand and Arthur Payson as chaplain. The bearers were Otis E. VanDemark, Charles H. Blake, Orrin Bagley, Alfred Freeman and Gerald Lincoln, representing the Odd Fellows and the Janitors' Association. A profusion of flowers banked the casket. Burial was in the family lot in Mount Feake Cemetery where Mrs. Oxton, who died on January 20th, is buried. Mr. Oxton, who was born in West Rockport, Maine, February 10th, 1860, had been a resident of Waltham for many years and was employed before his long sillnes [sic] as janitor of the N. P. Banks School, serving also for a short time at the Seth Bemis School. He is survived by a daughter and a son, Mrs. Seth E. Rand of Portsmouth, N. H., and Roy Oxton of Waltham also by a half sister and a half brother, Mrs. Stella Lane of Rockland, Maine, and Ralph Oxton of Worcester, Mass. He was affiliated with the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Waltham Lodge of Moose, Knights of Malta, Good Templars, Sons of Union Veterans and Waltham Janitors' Association. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Freedom Wentworth and Sons. (Waltham News-Tribune, 9 March 1929). (Photo of gravestone).
Oxton, Elva N., Billerica--Elva N. Oxton, 79, died Thursday, July 17, at Broadway Healthcare Center in Methuen, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Roy G. Oxton. She was born in Weymouth, on Feb.22, 1918, a daughter of Isadore J. and Irene (Fields) Newton. She was a homemaker and a Billerica resident for 39 years. Mrs. Oxton was a lifetime member of the [Order of] Eastern Star, Chapter 212 in Billerica. She is survived by four sons and four daughters, Alfred J. Oxton of the South Pole, Gordon S. Oxton of Billerica, Theodore B. Oxton and Glen A. Oxton, both of Lowell, Susan K. Rice of Nashua, Flora F. Oxton and Donna I. Simmons, both of Billerica and Ann-Marie L. Iozzo of Nashua; two sisters, Mavis Algier and Kathleen Kirwan, both of Weymouth; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. (Lowell Sun, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, 19-20 July 1997). (Photo page).
Oxton, Myrtle Leona (Huntley), (Oct 16): Lincolnville Beach -- Myrtle Leona (Huntley) Oxton, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at the Camden Health Care Center where she had resided for several years. Born on Feb. 19, 1912, she was the daughter of William and Annie (Tingley) Huntley and was a 1931 graduate of Camden High School. On October 12, 1938, she married her schoolmate, Raymond W. Oxton. Mrs. Oxton had been employed as a salesperson for Pitkin home products and held various domestic jobs. For 42 years, she worked with her husband on their dairy farm on Route 1 in Lincolnville Beach. Mrs. Oxton had been a member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden for many years where she once taught Sunday School and was a member of Chadavae. Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Raymond W. Oxton; her twin sister, Pearl Gardner of Rockland; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Orie Huntley, and three sisters, Cora Sinapius, Blanche Herbert and Rita Ames. Visiting hours will be 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at Laite & Pratt Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 833, Camden, 04843 or to the Lincolnville Fire Dept., Lincolnville, 04849. (The VillageSoup.com, Camden, ME).
Oxton, Raymond W., (May 27): Lincolnville Beach -- Raymond W. Oxton, 90, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill. Born on Nov. 19, 1912, in Camden, he was the son of Charles I. and Flora (Harwood) Oxton. He attended school in Camden and was a graduate of Camden High School. On Oct. 12, 1938, he married his schoolmate, Myrtle Leona Huntley. Raymond owned and operated R. W. Oxton Dairy for most of his life making daily deliveries of dairy products door to door in Lincolnville. In his later years, he provided wood supplies to his many friends and neighbors in the coastal area. He was known by many of his CB radio friends as "Mr. Woodchuck". Raymond was a charter member of the Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Dept., having been active for many years in the Knox County Fireman’s Association as well as the Waldo County Farm Bureau and the Knox/Waldo Soil and Water Conversation Association. He was a cradle roll member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church for many years. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Pearl Gardner of Rockland; two nephews, Frank Collemer and his wife Barbara of Lincolnville, Richard Ames of Searsmont; one niece, Mary Marston of Glen Cove and one cousin, Arthur Collemer of Lincolnville. He was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle Huntley Oxton who died in 2000. Visiting hours will be from 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the funeral home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his memory, may be made to the Lincolnville Fire Dept., RR #2, Box 17B, Lincolnville, 04849. (The VillageSoup.com, Camden, ME).
Oxton, Roy G., -of Billerica, April 13, 1989. Roy G. Husband of Elva [Newton] Oxton, Father of Alfred J. Oxton of So. Pole, Antarctica, Gordon S. Oxton of No. Billerica, Theodore B. Oxton of Lowell, Glen A. Oxton of Lowell, Susan K. Rice of Nashua, NH., Flora F. Oxton of Billerica, Donna I. Simmons of Billerica, and Ann-Marie L. Iozzo of Nashua, NH. Also survived by 15 grandchildren. Funeral services from Perry-Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Rd. BILLERICA [Rte. 3A]. Saturday, April 15 at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, 1 Kendall Sq. Bldg. 600, Cambridge, Ma. 02139 or the American Diabetes Assoc., 190 No. Main St. Natick, Ma. 01760. Interment Fox Hill Cemetery, Funeral Director Francis P. Burns, Jr. (Boston Globe, 14 April 1989). (Photo page).
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