AUBURN — Mabel-Roxie “Molly” Moore Smith, 78, of Farmington passed away on Jan. 11, with her husband, a daughter, and a granddaughter present at the Androscoggin Hospice House.
She was born at the family farm in Livermore, June 15, 1934, the daughter of Wendell Everett Moore and Hildred Thompson Moore. Attending at her birth was her mother’s brother, Dr. Cecil Thompson of Phillips.
Growing up on the family farm in Livermore, she loved gardening. After taking courses at the state college in Farmington, she joined the Bell Telephone Co. as a telephone operator at the Farmington office, continuing until June 6, 1965, when she married Fred O. Smith II.
Making their home in New Vineyard, they had a beautiful backyard and garden as well as a raspberry plot, her favorite berry. Together they raised three daughters, Sarah Zeller, Jennifer Joy and Erika Hildred, moving to Farmington in 1985, to be closer to the school system.
An avid reader, particularly of nutrition, home, garden and Maine coastal oriented magazines. She excelled as a home maker, mother and wife. She enjoyed the theater, her church, Old South, UCC, and annual family reunions, the most recent at her daughter Jenny’s home in Jay on the past Christmas Eve. For more than 47 years, she brightened the family home and now has departed to brighten heaven.
She is survived by her husband, Fred O. II; her children, Sarah Z. Williams of Auburn, Jennifer J. Smith of North Jay and Erika H. Close of Farmington; a sister, Emily Moore of Woodbridge, Va.; brothers, Manton Moore and wife, Judy, of Culpepper, Va., Frank Moore and wife, Wanda, of Warrenton, Va., and David Moore and wife, Patricia, of Livermore; grandchildren, Jesse Williams, Rachel, Jacob, and Molly Hinkel, Jordan Kaylor, Carrie, Becky, and Erick Close; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; and brother, Thompson Moore and his wife, Pauline, of South Paris.
The family would like to thank Dr. Deborah Hamilton of Wilton Family Practice, Care and Comfort, and Meals on Wheels who have faithfully been there for the last several years as she continued to live in her own home, and Franklin Memorial Hospital and the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn for their care.
Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.