Leona McClellan Haseltine


Oakton, VA - Leona was born August 24, 1923 in Wells, Maine, and with her parents, James Curtis and Dorothy McClellan and 2 siblings, Dawn and James Curtis, JR lived in several Maine towns as she was growing up. In 1945 she married her beloved Frank Thomas Haseltine and they eventually moved to Pittsfield, Maine. She worked as a bookkeeper and bank clerk in Pittsfield for many years and in 1973 became the librarian at Maine Central Institute (MCI), where she worked for 25 years. In 1993, she was inducted into the MCI Hall of Fame. She enjoyed working with the Maine Retriever Trial Club and was its secretary for many years, organizing its communications and reporting to the national association.

She is survived by her son and wife, Frank Thomas and Anne Haseltine of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Susan Haseltine of Oakton, VA; grandchildren and wives, James Frank and Amy Haseltine of Omaha, NE and Eric Walton and Cheryl Haseltine of Knoxville, TN, as well as 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family plans a small celebration of her life later in the summer in Pittsfield. Donations in her memory may be made to the Maine Central Institute Annual Fund or the American Heart Association.
Published on May 26, 2019
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Georgie Farrin
May 30, 2019
I enjoyed working with Leona at the MCI library. We had good times taking classes together at the Maine State Library. Ron and I send our condolences to her family. She was a wonderful lady.
John and Martha Russell
May 27, 2019
Sharing with Frank and Leona a lifetime of Field Trials, dogs and people who ran and trained them is a priceless memory. Leona always had a smile, and funny story. We enjoyed our visits with her and she shares a place in our hearts.
Marcia Hohn (Stanley)
May 27, 2019
Thom and Sue and all, I am so very saddened to hear of Aunt Leona's passing :o( It has felt so strange to drive by the house on the Eelweir Rd and have her not living there! Hugs to all of you. I really loved your Mom and Uncle Frank!
Nancy Coulter
May 27, 2019
My heart is sad with the passing of this wonderful friend. May she live on with her beloved husband, Frank and enjoy reuniting with her friends and family in heaven! She will be missed but never forgotten❣️