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HOWLAND - Guila Anne (Armour) Kirsch went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thanksgiving morning at Cummings Nursing Home. She was the youngest daughter of Delmont Armour and Vesta Black.

She worked in numerous jobs while raising her family in Brooklyn, New York until retiring in Howland. She was an active member of the Howland Baptist Church.

Guila spent every summer since 1971 at her beloved camp on Cold Stream Pond. She called it her piece of heaven on earth. She enjoyed sharing it with her children and their friends. Many fond memories will be remembered by the families of close friends, the Thomson's, Raymond's and Emslie's from New York and New Jersey as they mourn our loss.

She left behind the love of her life for 60 years, Frank Kirsch, her daughters Diane Gasch of Edinburg, Maine and Debra Smith of Port Orange, Florida. She loved her grand children Kristy and Hal Johnson of Howland, Ashley Stine and Dylan Smith of Port Orange. Her great grand daughter,

Bianca, brought her much joy and laughter. She is also survived by her

sister Jeanette Lancaster, sister in law Bertha Kirsch and brother in law Donald Goubeaux, several nieces and nephews and childhood friend Beryl Goslin.

She was predeceased by her sons Frank in February 2015 and William (Billy)

in November 1987. She also joins her siblings Thomas and Glenna, Louis


Pauline, William and Joan Armour, Marion Goubeaux , Lorraine and Vernon


Our family would like to thank all the staff at Cummings Health Care for their devoted personal care during the past 2 years between the nursing home and Assisted Living. Much appreciation goes to the entire team at CHCS for their care and comfort.

The family will honor her wishes for a private spreading of her ashes. She

wished to be remembered by her loving family and friends as she was, a

loving, happy person that loved her Lord above.
Published on  December 1, 2015
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