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Mavis Farnham Carter
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1914
Death: Apr. 2, 2011

PRESQUE ISLE Mavis Farnham Carter passed away April 2, 2011, at a Presque Isle health care facility after a brief illness. She celebrated her 96th birthday in December. Mavis was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Fort Fairfield, to Henry Charles Farnham and Annie Jane Palmer.

Mavis' mother was a longtime schoolteacher and one of the first women to graduate from Teachers College, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her father was a well-known homebuilder and cabinetmaker. After Ray convinced Mavis that she didn't need to attend Nasson Institute for that last year of college, they married Oct. 26, 1937, at the Farnham home in Fort Fairfield. Ray and Mavis started their first year together in an apartment on Barton Street, Presque Isle. They then moved to Washburn, to prepare Ray's old family home for sale. Mavis spent the rest of her life living in Washburn.

She is survived by all three children: daughter, Gail Carter and her children: son, Mark Harvey and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren, Anna Eve and Ethan Ray, of Evanston, Ill., and daughter, Sarah and her husband, Keith Bobrowieki, of Freeport; son, James Carter of Washburn and his daughters, Alexandra and Marc Weeks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. Hannah Carter of Gainesville, Fla.; and daughter, Mary Kaler of Boothbay and her sons, Sam and his wife, Jane Kaler, and grandson, Silas, of Boothbay Harbor, and Ben Kaler and his wife, Stephanie, and grandson, Jack, of Spotsylvania, Va., and Jake Kaler of Boothbay Harbor. Mavis was predeceased by Ray, Aug. 28, 1988; and son-in-law, Dan Kaler, July 31, 2010. The family expresses their gratitude to those who cared for Mavis during the past two years. Very special thanks is extended to the management and staff at Leisure Village, as well as to her doctor, Dr. David Jones.

A graveside service will be held at Crouseville Cemetery. (Bangor Daily News posted 5/24/2011)
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  Ray H. Carter (1902 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Crouseville Cemetery
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: May 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70332155
Mavis <i>Farnham</i> Carter
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