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WASHINGTON - Pixie A. Day, 88, of Washington died December 7, 2014 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Waterbury, CT on July 18, 1926 to Frank and Ernestine (Sherman) Garrity. She grew up in Connecticut and attended local schools. She moved to Tenants Harbor, Maine in 1963.

Pixie started goat farming in Tenants Harbor. She was very devoted to her goats. She also worked at GTE Sylvania in Waldoboro and for the State of Maine. In 1978 she moved to Sleigh Bell Farm in Washington where she bred and raised grand champion goats. She sold goat cheese at several farmers markets in the area. She found great joy and love in her goats and they were with her until the end. She was a hard working and dedicated woman. She could get more done in one day than most would in a week.

Pixie donated goats to Russia through the Heifer Project. She traveled to Russia several times and helped Russian families learn to milk the goats and make cheeses. While in Russia, she befriended a little girl and helped her get adopted into the U.S.

She enjoyed hiking in Connecticut and Mt. Katahdin in Maine. She was a member of the Dairy Goat Association of Maine and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Farmingdale. She will be missed by her family and by her special friends Becky, Brian, Helen and Mary who helped her on the farm, and her special Russian friends, Nadya and Alex.

Pixie is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Astle and her husband Clinton "Mike" Astle of Bar Harbor; son, Kevin Bauer of East Haven, CT; grandchildren, Cassie Astle of Bangor, Michael Astle and his wife Belinda of Bar Harbor, Aaron Astle and his companion Monique Boutaugh of Ellsworth; great grandchildren, Tristan Elia of Bangor, Emma Astle of Bar Harbor, Cameron Astle of Ellsworth.

A service to celebrate Pixie's life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 15th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4 Hasson Street in Farmingdale. The burial will follow at the Day Family Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pixie's memory may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb,Me 04556.

You can share condolences at www.hallfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall's of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.
Published on  December 11, 2014
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