CAMDEN - Eleanor C. Linton, 96, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Pen Bay Medical Center. Born in Bangor, she was the daughter of Dr. Herbert Thorndike Clough and Frances French Clough.
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She was a 1933 graduate of Bangor High School and in 1937, graduated from Mount Holyoke College. She also held graduate degrees from both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Maine, Orono. For a number of years, she taught at Winchester-Thurston School, Pittsburgh, and Linden Hall Junior College, Lititz, Pa. During World War II, Eleanor served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an officer instructor at the WAVES training center at Hunter College and later as housing officer with the Engineering Corps in Miami, and later at Key West, Fla. In 1946, she joined the New York Telephone Co., New York City, and served there on the engineering staff until her retirement in 1971. In 1971, she retired to Camden with her husband, Alan E. Linton, and wintered in Sun City, Ariz. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Camden; Mount Holyoke Club of Central Maine; American Association of University Women; WAVES National; Maine WAVES, Unit 41; and Megunticook Golf Club.
In 1996, her husband, Alan E. Linton predeceased her. She is survived by nephews, Henry Mueller of Boulder, Colo., David Clough of South Freeport and Peter Clough of Albuquerque, N.M.; and nieces, Patricia Isenberg of Richmond, Va., Susan Francis of Gray, Frances Beltz of Sedonna, Ariz., Fran Butler of Verona Island, Caroline Rudat of Woodstock, Ga., and Elizabeth Marcum of Pacific Grove, Calif.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill with the Rev. Kevin Pleas officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Memorial donations may be made to Heavenly Threads, care of First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden, ME 04843. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Condolences may be shared with the Linton family by visiting their book of memories at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 13, 2012