- Mary E. Tuttle, 71, died on January 20, 2018, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born on November 12, 1946, in Hartland, the daughter of Frederick and Maxine (Humphrey) King. She graduated from Dexter High School, Class of 1965, and received her Associates Degree in Social Services from the University of Maine, Augusta.
Mary had been employed at the Dexter Shoe Company for 25 years and then town clerk and assistant finance officer for the Town of Dexter. She loved her family and friends will all her heart. Vacations spent at the beach were some of her most favorite times. A day at the beach with an evening show after dinner, of course, was a great day. Oh how she loved her flowers! She planted many a flower and spent precious time by her gazebo and fireplace in her backyard. An avid shopper, Mary could show you what the phrase "shop till you drop" truly meant.
Mary was a devoted member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Her faith and donating her time to various church activities were very important to her. Mary was involved with the Awana program, VBS, and the food pantry. She made many wonderful friends at work, church, and TOPS, which she had been an active member for many years. She will be missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her son, Michael Tuttle and companion, Lyndsay Gilbert, of Dexter; her daughter, Marilyn and husband, Scott Jakins, of Newport; two brothers and their wives, William and Lois King of North Carolina, and Paul and Diane King of Calais; a sister-in-law, Lana and husband, Brian Annis, of Harmony; three grandchildren, Tyler and wife, Jordin, Luke, and Alex; many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Joshua McPherson; many dear friends; and her dog, Daisy Mae. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean, on May 26, 2009.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring Street, Dexter, with the Rev. John Johnston officiating. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the food pantry at New Hope Baptist Church, P. O. Box 111, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  January 23, 2018