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Lucy Mabel (Scribner) Reynolds

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BANGOR - Lucy Mabel (Scribner) Reynolds died Jan. 3, 2013, in Bangor. She was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Harrison, the fourth child of Edward E. and Mabel (Pitman) Scribner.

She attended primary school in Harrison and in 1949 graduated from Norway High School, Norway, followed by attendance at Burdett Business College, Boston. At age 8 she went to live with her grandparents, as her mother had passed away. There she assisted in the weekly chores of baking bread, making doughnuts and doing other necessary duties incumbent upon farm living. On June 2, 1951, she married Gordon E. Reynolds. From this marriage there emerged four children, Stuart E., Curtis B., Amy P. and Joyce E. She lived in Billerica, Mass., a few years before the family moved back to Harrison, in 1956. While there she became involved with Cub Scouting and organized a neighborhood den. She also assisted with the Girl Scouts and church, and was instrumental in forming what became known as the "Knit and Sew Club." Moving to Norway she was employed as secretary at Oxford Hills High School. In 1969 the family moved to Bangor. Here she became employed by the YWCA and became comptroller, being in charge of all accounting records. For several years until Alzheimer's took over, she enjoyed greeting the troops coming from or going to the Middle East, whether at 2 p.m. or 2 a.m. She became registered with the Katahdin Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, where she took on the position of district commissioner. Her dedicated involvement on scouting and community work earned for her distinguished award of District Award of Merit and coveted award of Silver Beaver, the highest award a Boy Scout Council can award a volunteer. She is a three beader in the Wood Badge program. She was an excellent seamstress and made several quilts. She also was very active in family genealogy, which helped her in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed the Daughters of the American Revolution and attended most of the meetings. She is past president of the Auburn Assembly of the Social Order of the Beauceant, a ladies group affiliated with the Knights Templar. She also served on the National Committee as the Registrar at the annual session in Alabama and traveled to the Grand Sessions in many of our western states.

In addition to her husband, Gordon, she is survived by her children, Stuart and wife, Cathy, and their children, Hazel and Kip and his wife, Liz; Curtis and wife, Jill, and children, Christopher and wife, Mary, and son, Brady; Ryan and his wife, Joy, and children, Chase and Madison; Amy and husband, Willy Rowe, and son, Tyrus Michaud and his wife, Becky, and daughter, Emily; and Joyce and her partner, Dennis, and her daughter, Lisa Randall. The family thanks the nurses and volunteers of Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, Hospice of Eastern Maine for their dedicated and helpful service. Also, many thanks to the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett for his faithful visitations. A special thank you to granddaughter, Lisa Randall, whose loving care made it possible for Lucy to remain at home.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher, officiating. Gifts in Lucy's memory may be made to Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts, P.O Box 1869, Bangor, ME 04402-1869. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 5, 2013
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