Beatrice's Story

MILLINOCKET - Beatrice M. Sargent, 87, passed away Friday, December

12, 2014 at a Millinocket health care facility. She was born November

9, 1927 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the daughter of Alfred G. and

Velma (Glidden) Birmingham.

Bea grew up in Patten, and was a graduate of Patten Academy, class of

1947, where she played on the basketball team, in a time when girls

basketball was in its beginning stages. Bea sold Avon in Millinocket

for a period of time, and taught at Mother Goose pre-school before

going to work as a teacher's aide in the Millinocket School Department

for 18 years. She enjoyed sewing, and made school clothes for her

daughters for several years. Bea had a great love of playing and

listening to Christian music along with knitting, crocheting, and

painting pictures of outside scenes. Bea also spent time golfing, and

spent 13 memorable winters in Florida after retiring. She was a

communicant of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Millinocket. Bea will

be remembered for her cooking, as well as for her greatest source of

joy, spending time with family and organizing family get togethers

around holidays and various occasions.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gean G. Sargent of

Millinocket; two children, Deborah Nelson and her husband John of

Millinocket, and Beth Sargent of Pittsfield; four grandchildren,

Shelley Illingworth and her husband Micah, Tracy Hopkins and her

husband Jayson, Isabella Enriquez, and Gavrielle Enriquez; four great

grandchildren, Renee Pelletier, Sophie Pelletier, Parker Hopkins, and

Carter Illingworth; a sister, Christine Cummings; a brother Bertram

Birmingham; sisters-in-law Eleanor Sargent, Barbara Coolong and

husband Chester, and Carol Kulberg and husband Gordon; and several

nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Bea was

predeceased by a twin sister, Bernice Birmingham, an infant baby girl,

a brother in law, Joseph Cummings, and a sister in law, Marion


The family would like to thank Dr. Jenkins and the entire staff at

Katahdin Health Care for the superior care given to Bea.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 12-1 P.M. Friday,

December 19, 2014 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St.,

Millinocket, where funeral services will begin at 1 P.M. with the Rev.

Levering Sherman officiating. Spring interment will be at the

Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Bea may be sent to Katahdin

Health Care, 22 Walnut St., Millinocket, ME 04462, the Katahdin Area

Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462, or to St. Andrew's

Episcopal Church, 40 Highland Ave., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of

condolence may be expressed at
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