Etta's Story

New Limerick, Maine and Georgetown, Florida - Etta Pearl Smith 75, died peacefully Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her residence at Drew's Lake. She was born March 6, 1941 in Woodstock, NB, Canada, the daughter of Levi and Bertha (Sparrow) White.

Pearl grew up in Woodstock, NB and came to the United States at the age of 16. She met and married Franklin L. Tompkins who passed at a young age in 1960. Pearl met George in 1970 and were married July 9, 1976. During their 40 years of marriage Pearl was a homemaker and assisted with the farming operation. Pearl also helped establish and run the "Family Store" and assisted with the New Limerick Post Office.

She worked as a receptionist for a Subaru dealership in Exeter, NH and at the Battered Women's Shelter in Houlton, sometimes bringing her "work" home with her. Pearl loved having children in her home and fostered many, along with raising her own. She loved animals, telling jokes and shocking people with her humor. Pearl was always quick to lend a hand to those in need. She will be remembered for her favorite saying "I love you anyway".



Pearl is survived by her husband George Smith of New Limerick; five children Kimberly Wright and her husband Millard of Ludlow, Leone Sanford and her husband Kevin of Weston, Michael Gray and his wife Renee of Waterville, Danny Smith and his wife Karen of Bucksport, Sandra Smith Hill and Bill Price of NC; seventeen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and a special dog "Mandy May"; special friends in Florida "Mr. Ed" Dumais, Liz Standafer and Linda Ruggles. She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Franklin, her son Franklin "Jake" L. Tompkins, II, and her daughter Noel Dame-Potter.

Services will be announced at a later date. A service of Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book
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