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HOULTON - Joann Gentle Robertson, 87, died May 5, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Jan. 31, 1927 at Houlton, the daughter of Karl and Bertha (McCready) Kittredge.

Joann was a graduate of Houlton High School, Class of 44. She attended Ricker College and graduated from Maine General as a registered nurse. She attended Court Street Baptist Church and the Littleton Baptist Church. Joann was an active member of Littleton PTA and a life long member of Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum. She enjoyed singing in the Betmar chorus in Florida. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and also a member of the Houlton Community Golf Course.

Joann is survived by her daughter, Judy Gentle Hayward of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren, Justin Hayward of Gray, Nathan Hayward and his wife, Carolyn of Seattle, WA, Allison Hayward of Dover, NH; two great-grandchildren, Collin and Syliva Hayward, both of Gray; her devoted companion, Clair Longstaff of Houlton; stepchildren, Howard and his wife, Candy Robertson, Richard and his wife, Penny Robertson, Hollie and her husband, Scott Davis, all of Monmouth; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Warren Gentle, her second husband, Fred "Bud" Robertson, her son, Doug Gentle and stepson, Jim Robertson. The family would like to thank Dr. Ted Sussman and the staff at Gardiner Health Care Facility for taking such loving care of Joann.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. David Tuttle officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Joann's memory to the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum or the charity of one's choice, c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  May 7, 2014
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