NORWAY — Anita Marie Curtis Moulton passed away with peace and grace May 5 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Nita was born in Stoneham on May 28, 1928, to Ervil and Catherine Littlefield Curtis, the fourth of seven children and the only daughter. She attended local grammar schools and graduated from Bridgton Academy in the spring of 1946.
On Sept. 27, 1946, she married Arnold (Brud) Moulton. Because of World War II, there was a teacher shortage, so for the next two years she taught kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Sweden.
She and Brud moved to Norway, living there until 1952, when they bought a small farm in the Welchville section of Oxford and raised three daughters. She was town clerk of Oxford for 25 years, taught Sunday school at the Oxford Congregational Church, where she had been a member for decades, and was an active member of the Oxford American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed reading, singing hymns in church, watching “General Hospital,” horse racing at local fairs in the fall, embroidering pillow cases for special people, fishing during the summer with Brud on Thompson Lake and her 4 p.m. cocktail hour in front of the fireplace at the cabin. She canned and froze all the veggies from her enormous garden for most of the 63 years of her marriage. Her pickles were cherished and coveted by anyone who sampled them. But her greatest pride and joy was her ability to grow peas.
She accomplished many things from her “bucket list,” salmon fishing in Alaska, a Caribbean cruise, trips to Europe, California, Washington, D.C., and many happy retirement winters in Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Brud; three daughters, Kathleen Weeks and her husband, Larry, of South Paris, Darcy Morse and her husband, Nick, of Saco and Barbara Brown of Ocoee, Fla.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, with two more great-granddaughters expected in May and June; two brothers, Philip Curtis and his wife, Cynthia, of Spokane, Wash., and Ivan Curtis and his wife, Susan, of Wilmington, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Sandy Curtis of Spokane, Wash., and Dorothy Curtis of Rockland; many nieces and nephews; and her special kitty, Sunshine.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Ervil, Jr., Alton, Wilfred and Keith.