Gail's Story

SEBEC - Gail Frances Goldthwaite, 71, of Sebec, ME passed away on Oct. 2nd, 2015 after a short illness. Gail is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 52 years, Donald Goldthwaite, also of Sebec. She leaves behind two children, Russell Scott Goldthwaite of Fairbanks, AK (with wife Debby) and Robin Goldthwaite Bush of Linden, VA; two granddaughters, Hope Elizabeth and Hayley Grace Bush, both of Martinsburg, WV, and one grandson, James Edward (Jake) Goldthwaite of Fairbanks, AK. She also had one great-grandson, Clay Douglas Jenkins as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Gail was born on May 10, 1944 to Elizabeth and Harold Sampley in Nashua, NH. Preceding her in death are both parents, her sister, Amber Lane, and half-brother, David LaQuerre. Surviving is her one brother, Gary Sampley of Alberta, Canada.

Gail was a graduate of Nashua High School and was employed as a secretary at Sanders Associates when she met and married Donald on April 18, 1963. Upon their marriage, they resided in Dunstable, MA where Gail was a dedicated homemaker who raised both children and numerous pets and hosted many lively parties. The couple moved to Maine upon Donald's retirement from G.V. Moore Lumber Company of Ayer, MA in 1991 to a home built from Gail's original design plan.

Gail was an accomplished cook; an avid reader and gardener; and love trivia games and word puzzles. She was gifted at knitting, crocheting, beadwork, quilting, needlepoint, and other crafts despite suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in both hands. She had wicked sense of humor, an engaging laugh, and a clever and biting wit. She will be deeply missed by her family and loved ones for her kindness and generosity of spirit.

There will be no services or visitation per her request.
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