Evelyn's Story

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Evelyn P. Trask, 101, wife of the late Bourke Trask, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016, at Winterbury Heights in Bangor, where she resided for more than six years. All of the Winterbury staff provided excellent care. During her last days, she was also comforted and cared for by Beacon Hospice and Loving Touch. She was born in Bradford, January 26, 1915, the daughter of Wilmont and Helen (Phillips) Chadbourne.

She had lived in Bradford most of her life on a large dairy farm she and her husband operated for many years. In 1964 they retired to their new home in Charleston. Evelyn was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church, church historian and secretary of the United Methodist Women for 24 years. She was a 50-year member of Silverleaf Chapter, # 154, O. E. S. of Charleston, a Past District Deputy President of Rebekah Lodges of District 20, and Past Noble Grand of Golden Age Rebekah Lodge # 45. She was a lecturer for many years of the Independent Grange of Bradford, a secretary and treasurer of the Happy Grandmothers Club, and a member of the Bradford Senior Citizens. One of Evelyn's hobbies was writing poems for her friends for anniversaries, farewell parties, birthdays and other special occasions. She was honored and presented a gift for submitting the best poem on international fellowship in the state of Maine, from 146 lodges in the state. This poem was sent to the International President in California.

During the 1930s when mail was delivered twice daily to the Bradford Rail Station, she and her husband, Bourke, delivered the mail to the Bradford Corner and Bradford Center Post Offices. She was active on many committees - such as the Hospitality group and Meals for Friends. She worked for years with the group who put on the many bean suppers and Strawberry Festivals at the Corinth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her brother, Merle Chadbourne and wife, Claudia, and his son, Jeff; her sons, Alvin and wife, Pat, and Bourke and his wife, Esther; her four grandchildren and their spouses, Karen Trask Grindle and husband, Butch, Ann Trask Manahan and husband, Matt, Dale Trask and wife, Ginny, and Steve Trask and Sherrie; her five great-grandchildren, Alexa Grindle, Conor Trask, Gillian Trask, Wesley Trask and Sabrina Trask; and two stepgrandchildren, Emily and Jimmy Manahan; and a nephew, Richard Southard and his wife, Judy. Evelyn was predeceased by her sister, Lula Southard and husband, Stanley.

At Evelyn's request, there will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service conducted by Pastor John Robbins of the Corinth United Methodist Church will be held at the family lot in the Charleston Village Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are in care of Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Corinth United Methodist Church , 275 Main St., Corinth, ME 04427 or to a charity of one's choice.

"When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart. For every time, you think of me; I'm right here in your heart."
Published on  August 2, 2016
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