Jill Merie (Woodbury) Wight

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MORRILL - Jill Merie (Woodbury) Wight, 35, passed away holding hands with her devoted husband and with her parents at her side April 10, 2013, while in hospice at Waldo County General Hospital, following a courageous life-long illness. She was born June 14, 1977, to Brian and Cheryl (Thibodeau) Woodbury.

She attended and graduated from Belfast High School, class of 1996. Sept. 17, 1997, she married David Alan Wight and together they raised a variety of farm animals, dogs and cats. After successful completion of training held at Maine State Criminal Justice Academy, April 13, 2005, Jill was awarded APU Operator Certification while working at Waldo County Regional Communications Center as a 911 dispatcher. Jill will be especially remembered for her compassion and caring of others. Jill held a special place in her heart for the love and care of animals. She loved to take rides with her horses, Smokey, Chucky and Cambra. Jill was a member of Beagles of New England States, BONES. She found many years of joy and happiness in fostering 79 rescue beagles while being out of work.

She is survived by her dedicated husband, Deputy Fire Chief David Wight; beloved beagles, Cindy, Daisy and Chante; parents Brian and Cheryl Woodbury; grandmother, Nellie Woodbury; brother, James Woodbury and wife, Jamie; nieces and nephew, Oralee, Opal and Owen, all of Morrill; grandparents, Ray and Rose Thibodeau of Bradley; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Wight of Bucksport; uncles, Kerry and Pat Woodbury, Steve and Dale Thibodeau, both of Bangor and Bruce and Lynne Thibodeau of New Hampshire; aunts, Faith Woodbury of Pennsylvania and Sandra Thibodeau and Chris Benette of Bradley; cousins, Wendy McCarthy and Joe, Beth and Kim Woodbury and Amy and Matt Nye, all of Bangor; and special friends, Bill and Lisa Gillespie, Sonja Salvatore, Heidi Hurd and many others. Jill was predeceased by her grandfather, Blaine P. Woodbury; and uncle Wendall "Jack" Woodbury. The family would like to thank support from the staff of Waldo County General Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Maycock, Dr. Ward, Dr. Ma, the staff at Waldo County Home Health & Hospice, Life Flight and Waldo County Firefighters, emergency medical service and Gregory Dutch.

A celebration of Jill's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Morrill Baptist Church, 2 South Main St., Morrill, officiated by Pastor Jim Culbertson. Interment will be held at Morrill Village Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit with family 1 p.m. at Morrill Baptist Church, preceding the services, and for refreshments following interment. At Jill's request, memorial donations may be made to B.O.N.E.S., P.O. Box 1510, New Boston, NH 03070. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 16, 2013
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