Hazen Arthur Trueworthy

Sep 19, 1921 - Jun 5, 2017

Hazen's Story

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Winn - Hazen Arthur Trueworthy, 95, passed away June 5, 2017, in Augusta. The lively Tale of "Hank" Trueworthy started on a fall day in the tiny town of East Winn, Maine, when he and his twin sister were born to Teana and Leo Trueworthy. Early experiences included hunting, fishing and exploring the woods. At age 11 he shot his first deer and at age 16 he became a Maine Guide.
He worked in the woods and on river drives, earning 50 cents a day. He was a hardworking man that loved the outdoors. Before they entered the service, he and Beth Scott dated. Later they reconnected and were married in Norman, Oklahoma. When World War II ended, he returned to Maine, settled in Winn, built a home, raised three daughters and worked at the Lincoln paper mill.
He owned a highly successful gun shop. Of his many interests, trapping was his favorite and he received national recognition for the quality of his furs. Hank and Beth were married for 65 years before Beth passed. During that time, they enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, square dancing, snowmobiling and playing cards with many friends. His love for nature and animals led him to feed the birds, stray cats and river eagles. He loved his cat Twinkles.
Hank was always kind and caring to his fellow men and ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He supported fundraisers and gave donations to many causes. He loved his friends and remained independent in his home with the help of his special friends, Bessie, Mary, Kevin and Berta, and Tim and Lisa.
He is survived by his daughters, Janet Hamel and her husband, Charlie, of Summerfield, FL; Hazel Henderson and her husband, Wayne, of Sydney, ME; and Betsy Cannan and her husband, Don, of Monmouth, ME; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment with full military honors will be in South Winn Cemetery. Please join the family for light refreshments at the First Congregational Church, 19 School St., Lincoln, after the burial service. Donations in his memory may be made to LMFCU, Attn: Hank's Fund, P.O. Box 220, Lincoln, ME 04457. Online condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 8, 2017
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