ORLAND - Edna M. Simpson, 86, passed away with her loving family by her side on March 5, 2015, in Brewer. She was born on September 1, 1928, the daughter of Richard and Nellie (Drummond) Bowden.
Edna grew up on the Back Ridge Road in East Orland. She worked as a switchboard operator for a telephone company and St. Regis. She also worked for James A. Taylor Hospital as a switchboard operator and in admissions for many years. She liked to read and do crossword puzzles. She loved the family dogs.
She is survived by her three children; Robert Simpson and wife Joyce of Whitting, Richard Simpson of Brewer and Donna Deacon of East Orland; grandchildren; Christopher, Nathaniel, and James Simpson; and one sister, Jean Dorr of Bangor. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Raymond Simpson in 2000; brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Dorothy Bowden.
A graveside service will be held later in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services Bucksport. mitchelltweedie-young.com