Flora E. Gartman


BRIDGTON — Flora E. (Cox) Gartman, 81, of Bridgton, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, at Bridgton Hospital.

She was born in Norway, June 16, 1931, daughter of Irving B. and Florence H. (Card) Witham. In 1950, she married Aaron E. Cox, who passed away in 1981, and she then married Hugo F. Gartman in 1988, who passed away in 2005.

She worked at Wilner Wood Products and Robinson Manufacturing. After retiring, she wintered in Orlando, Fla., for 25 years and most summers in Norway in between traveling all over the United States. The only state she didn’t make it to was Hawaii.

Flora was a very loving and caring mother and loved doing things with her family. She was known as the family historian. She and Hugo made many family tree books for family members. She loved the Maine Seacoast and had a collection of lighthouses.

She is survived by her children, Rosemary Herrick, Stephen Cox, Robert Cox, David Cox, Deborah Renney, Douglas Cox, Doris Marston and Michelle Cox; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands; and children, Carol Asi and Dennis Cox.


Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.