Sharon R. Dow Merritt

HODGDON - Sharon Merritt, 66, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 20, 1946, in Houlton, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Rockwell) Kervin.

Sharon enjoyed outdoor activities, reading, playing cribbage with her family and friends, and relaxing on the porch at camp.

She leaves behind her husband, George Merritt of Hodgdon; her children, Reggie and Emily Dow of Linneus, Rhonda and Rick Barton of Clinton, Ryan Dow and Trecia Hanning of Houlton and April Merritt of Houlton; grandchildren, Anthony and Maranda, Brittany and Jordan, Briady and Kelly, Brandon and Haley, Desiree and Morgan, Devan, Craig, Cassandra and Matt, Sierra, Destiny and Austin; great-grandchildren, Shayne, Katarena, Camryn, Gunner and JJ; brothers and sisters, Barbara and Pete Corey of Hodgdon, Verna Kervin and companion, Bob, of Houlton, William and Jean Kervin of Hodgdon, Timothy and Diane Kervin of North Carolina and Jayne Kervin of Houlton; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Dow; her parents, Elmer and Ruth Kervin; her brother, Robert Kervin; and her nephew, Bruce Kervin.

Visiting hours will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Dunn Funeral Home with a service honoring her life beginning 1 p.m. After the service, family and friends are invited to a gathering at The American Legion Hall, 184 Bangor St., Houlton, to celebrate Sharon's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare of Maine or Hospice of Aroostook Houlton Division, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at

Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 26, 2013