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ELLSWORTH and FRANKLIN - Vesta H. (Clough) Goodwin, 98, died April 29, 2014 in Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 25, 1916, in Southwest Harbor, the daughter of Edwin George and Ella Francis (Reed) Lord.

Vesta worked at the Edison Packing Company in Southwest Harbor and she also worked as an animal caretaker at Jackson Lab. She loved knitting, crocheting, embroidery and craftwork. She was a member of the Schoodic Grange #420 Franklin, the Green Mountain Pomona #26, 50 year and lifetime member of Rowena #91, Rebecca Lodge of Southwest Harbor and past noble grand and past deputy. She was a member of the Franklin Historical Society, Women's Club and Franklin Club. At Pine Brook she was manager of the dining room and meals for me.

Vesta is survived by one son, Malcolm W. Clough of Southwest Harbor and one daughter, Edith Francis Richards of Corinth; one stepson, Gerard Goodwin of Franklin, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon G. Goodwin and two sons, Hoyt K. Lord and Edwin R. Clough and a brother, Kenneth T. Lord.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Franklin Baptist Church, Main St., Franklin. Interment will be at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor. Contributions in Vesta's memory may be made to the Courtland Residence Fund, 42 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  May 1, 2014
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