PRESQUE ISLE - Judith Rae Drost, 68, died Sunday May 18, 2014 at The Aroostook Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was born June 8, 1945, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Rex and Berneice (Allen) Burns.
She graduated from Fort Fairfield High School ,class of 1963 with many scholastic awards. Judy worked as a bookkeeper for her family construction business for 40 years. She loved her work very much, and enjoyed doing needlepoint, knitting, and crocheting. She was very passionate toward animals and helped support The Central Aroostook Humane Society.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ernest "Ernie" C. Drost cabinet maker and builder of Presque Isle, a sister, Anne Spittle and a niece, Leslie Ann Stewart, both of Ashford, WA; granddaughters; Rachel Rae Drost of Presque Isle, Shiloe and Hannah Drost of Bangor, three great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Tracy Drost and special stepgrandson, James Cooper of Presque Isle, two special cats, Baby Kitty and Baby, two special friends, Tom Bird of Presque Isle, and Alden Swanson of Mapleton. Many thanks to Rev. Ken Phelps, and special thanks to Dr. Korsnov and the many dedicated and loving nurses in the critical care unit at TAMC, Judy's last home before passing on to a better life with her son "Cobby", mother and sister, who predeceased her.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Mapleton Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. Kenneth Phelps officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to The Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com