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Beverly Mae Eaton

May 28, 1937 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 80)

Beverly Mae Eaton

LITCHFIELD - Our beloved mother, sweet grandmother, special aunt and dear friend joined God’s angels on February 15, 2018 at the age of 80.  While enduring a lengthy and challenging journey through the stages of Alzheimer’s, our mother never lost her beautiful and contagious smile, along with her sweetness towards those she loved and those who came to love her. 

Beverly was born on May 28, 1937 on the family farm in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Elmer Eaton, Sr. and Edith Hinckley Eaton.  She resided at the Eaton homestead for most of her life where she cared for her father and raised her two children.  Words cannot express the love she had for her children and she truly devoted her life to them.  She leaves behind her son, Michael Eaton and partner Debbie of Litchfield, and daughter Marcia Schools and husband Mark of Richmond.  She was known as “Gram” to her cherished grandchildren; Chad Schools of New Hampshire; Shane Schools of Litchfield; Ashley Eaton of New York; and Michael Eaton of Portland.   Seeing her great-grandchildren Gianna and Roman Eaton always brightened her eyes and brought a smile to her face.  Bev also held a special place in her heart for nieces Lola Myers and Nancy Merrill; and Eva Hachey, known as her second daughter.

She worked many years at Health-Tex, Inc. making children’s clothing.  She concluded her working years at the age of 72 from L.L. Bean, having received “Bean’s Best” award, the highest form of employee recognition.  She was a graduate of Litchfield Academy and was proud of obtaining her business degree later in life and holding various office positions.  Beverly especially enjoyed family gatherings, weekend trips to the beach with daughter Marcia, playing monopoly with her grandchildren Chad and Shane, shopping with Ashley, watching Michael play baseball, and dining out with friends.   She loved to cook and shared many of her wonderful desserts with family and friends.  She took great pleasure in serving hot blueberry muffins to son Michael on a cold winter day.  We will all remember her joining us for a meal with hot biscuits in hand, ready to be topped with Gramp’s honey!    

Beverly leaves behind brothers Elmer Eaton, Jr. of Litchfield; Otis Eaton and wife Betty of Topsham; brother-in-law Leo Small of West Gardiner; special family member Larry Collins and wife Shirley of Greene; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was predeceased by sister Frances Small and sister-in-law Margaret Eaton.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehab for their exceptional care and bringing “Ma” into their family, bestowing her with daily hugs & kisses. The family also wishes to thank the Alzheimer’s Care Center for their never ending love and support throughout her first three years of making the Center her home away from home.  You are all very special people and we will be forever grateful for taking care of our dear mother.

For those wishing to offer condolences to the family, visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 18th,      from 4-6:00 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 19th, at the Plains Baptist Church, Litchfield.  A spring burial will take place at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Care Center (Activities Fund), 154 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner ME  04345.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Care Center ( Activities Fund )
154 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner ME 04345

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