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Dorothy <I>Boone</I> Kidney

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Dorothy Boone Kidney

Birth
Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Death
10 Jun 2001 (aged 82)
Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Burial
Washburn, Aroostook County, Maine, USA GPS-Latitude: 46.7757527, Longitude: -68.1522712
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Dorothy Boone Washburn and Belleair Bluffs, FLA., 82. Maine author, died 6-10-2001 at a Presque Isle health care facility. She was born 2-4-1919 in Presque Isle the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Libby) Boone. She battled spinal cancer since being diagnosed last summer. She graduated from PIHS as valedictorian of her class. Her career as a author was launched in 1969 with the publication of "Away from it all" a book telling of her life in a small cabin deep in the Maine woods with her husband, a park ranger on the Allagash Waterway. The success of this book led to the publication of 2 more on the same theme "Wilderness Journal" and "A Home in the Wilderness". She wrote of life in a small Maine town in her novel, "Portrait of Debec". She wrote a successful series of childrens books using her experience as a teacher in Maine Public schools. A deeply religious person, she wrote for the denominational publications of the Nazarene Church, of which she was a long time member, as well as for other religious magazines. She wrote many articles for various magazines on the subject of growing up in a small town during the Great Depression. She also had many poems published. In middle age she fulfilled a long time dream by returning to school at Gorham State Teachers College, where she again was valedictorian of her class. She taught school at Yarmouth, Gray and Washburn, after graduating from college. For most of her adult life she suffered from multiple sclerosis, which gradually robbed her of the ability to walk. It was for this reason that she and her husband had to give up their summers on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, after spending 25 years there. In the last years of her life, they lived in Belleair Bluffs, FLA., in the winter and in their home in Washburn during the summer. She continued to write almost to the time of her death and when she was diagnosed with cancer, she had just submitted a mystery novel to her publishers. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Grant of Presque Isle and New Smyrna Beach, FLA., a brother, Ralph Delano of Benson, NC., a stepson, Jeff Ashton of Federal Way, Washington and a adopted son Arthur Logue. She was predeceased by her husband, Milford Kidney 6-2000. Burial Riverside Extension cemetery.
Dorothy Boone Washburn and Belleair Bluffs, FLA., 82. Maine author, died 6-10-2001 at a Presque Isle health care facility. She was born 2-4-1919 in Presque Isle the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Libby) Boone. She battled spinal cancer since being diagnosed last summer. She graduated from PIHS as valedictorian of her class. Her career as a author was launched in 1969 with the publication of "Away from it all" a book telling of her life in a small cabin deep in the Maine woods with her husband, a park ranger on the Allagash Waterway. The success of this book led to the publication of 2 more on the same theme "Wilderness Journal" and "A Home in the Wilderness". She wrote of life in a small Maine town in her novel, "Portrait of Debec". She wrote a successful series of childrens books using her experience as a teacher in Maine Public schools. A deeply religious person, she wrote for the denominational publications of the Nazarene Church, of which she was a long time member, as well as for other religious magazines. She wrote many articles for various magazines on the subject of growing up in a small town during the Great Depression. She also had many poems published. In middle age she fulfilled a long time dream by returning to school at Gorham State Teachers College, where she again was valedictorian of her class. She taught school at Yarmouth, Gray and Washburn, after graduating from college. For most of her adult life she suffered from multiple sclerosis, which gradually robbed her of the ability to walk. It was for this reason that she and her husband had to give up their summers on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, after spending 25 years there. In the last years of her life, they lived in Belleair Bluffs, FLA., in the winter and in their home in Washburn during the summer. She continued to write almost to the time of her death and when she was diagnosed with cancer, she had just submitted a mystery novel to her publishers. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Grant of Presque Isle and New Smyrna Beach, FLA., a brother, Ralph Delano of Benson, NC., a stepson, Jeff Ashton of Federal Way, Washington and a adopted son Arthur Logue. She was predeceased by her husband, Milford Kidney 6-2000. Burial Riverside Extension cemetery.


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