Dorothy's Story

CORINNA - Dorothy E. Mitchell, 89, died June 27, 2015, at the Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. She was born in Bangor, October 11, 1925, the daughter of Robert L. and Juanita (Puckett) Benson of Saponac, Maine.

She graduated from Corinna Union Academy, salutatorian of the class of 1944.

She married David Ervin in 1945 and they resided in Corinna. They had a farm and large gardens where Dorothy worked hard to provide for her family.

Dorothy lived a full life as wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed people and welcomed many into her home, including many foster children. Dorothy was a woman of faith, which she enjoyed sharing with others. She was a long standing member of Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna. She was an avid reader of a variety of literature, especially the Bible, and she liked growing flowers.

She is survived by seven children, Carol Ervin of Dexter, Robert Ervin of Corinna, Aloyse Larrabee and her husband, Carlton "Stan" Larrabee Jr., of Dexter, Susan Newell of Clifton, Lucretia Smith of Plymouth, Brian Ervin and his wife, Erika of Levant, and Michael Ervin and his wife, Susan of Waterville; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a sister, Nellie House of Corinth; many cousins; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by one grandson.

The family is thankful for the people at Pittsfield Community Home for their good care and support of Dorothy for the last two and a half years; and also the Sebasticook Valley Hospital staff for their help and care at the time of her passing.

Friends and relatives may call Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at the Corinna Chapel of Crosby & Neal, 68 Exeter Road in Corinna. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Thursday July 2nd, at the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna with Pastor David Chenoweth officiating. Following the service interment will be in the Nutter Cemetery in Corinna.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Pleasant Street Christian Church.

Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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