Wahneta's Story

ST. GEORGE - Wahneta June (Dressler) Smith, 81, died Friday, February 5, 2016, at Woodlands Assisted Living in Rockland.

Born and raised in Iowa, June came to Jonesport, Maine, in 1952, to visit her sister. While there, she met and married her husband of 61 years, Larry W. Smith.

While raising her four children, June worked at the post office and Merrill Trust Bank, both in Jonesport. In June of 1970, June and Larry moved their family to St. George, where she worked as secretary to the town manager for many years. She later worked several years at PenBay Medical Center in Rockport.

June was an active member of the First Baptist Church of St. George at Wiley's Corner, and was organist and choir member not only in that church, but several other local churches as well. For more than 53 years, she was very active in the Eastern Star at Jonesport, St. George, and in that order's State organizations.

June liked to camp and fish with her husband, and spent many years camping at MicMac Campground. She loved gardening and kept several gardens in her yard. Her favorite flowers were anything yellow, especially roses.

In addition to her beloved husband, Larry Sr., June is survived her four children, Crystal Hunter, Bonnie and Tom Dean, Larry Jr. and Alice Smith, and Daren Smith; her grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Hunter, Martin Hunter, Courtney and Dan Lattanzi, Kristen Dean, Travis Dean, Brandon and Hannah Dean, Amanda Smith and April Smith; two great-granddaughters, Angelina Hunter, Isla Lattanzi; her surviving siblings, Muriel and Jerry Kelleher, Derald and Jean Dresslera, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Private services are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Memorial donations may be made to the Permanent ESTARL Fund, care of Jerri Holt, P.O. Box 389, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. To share a memory or condolence with June's family, please visit her Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
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