Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards

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Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards

April 24, 1942 - August 04, 2018

Lincoln Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards passed peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband, John S. Edwards; her three children; daughter, Kimberly Curtis; son, Ralph Thurlow and his wife, Ellen Thurlow and her daughter, Robin Thurlow and her longtime domestic companion, Kelley Ramsey; two granddaughters, Leigh Thurlow and Jessica Curtis-Hellum; and two great-granddaughters, Maddie and Khloe. She is also survived by her brother, Raymond "Skip" Ellsworth and his wife, Tina; her sisters-in-law, Sherry Ellsworth, Lorraine Ellsworth, and Genesta Cartinio; and brother-in-law, Gordon Thurlow and his wife, Sharon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Thurlow; domestic associate, Stan McKenney; her mother, Marjorie Young Libby; stepfather, Ralph Libby; brothers, Robert Ellsworth, Neil Cartinio; brother-in-law, Alan Thurlow; sister-in-law, Lois Thurlow; and her son-in-law, John Curtis.
Theresa was a strong, kind, compassionate, and independent woman. She worked at a store in Enfield for a number of years. She became a real estate agent and appraiser before she found her true calling in public service for the town of Enfield. She was a code enforcement officer for the town of Enfield from 1986 to June 30, 2018 and also served several surrounding communities as a code enforcement officer and plumbing inspector. She was the town manager for the town of Enfield from 2000 to 2018. She served on the school board and hospital board. She spent many years protecting Cold Stream Pond and doing additional duties for the town. She loved the town of Enfield and its people and was generous with her time and funds. Her wit and humor are legendary and her honesty always let you know where you stood with her. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family. She retired June 30, 2018 and was looking forward to traveling with her husband, tending her garden, and may other interests.
There will be a committal service at Park Street, Lincoln, Maine Cemetery on August 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Enfield Fuel Fund or the Lincoln Food Cupboard.
Published on August 8, 2018
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