FARMINGTON — Marion Gile Smith ascended into heaven Friday, Aug. 10, at Sandy River Nursing Care Center in Farmington.
She was born Dec. 29, 1918, in East Dixfield, the third eldest daughter of Carroll and Florence (Giffin) Gile. Marion was a lifelong resident of Farmington and a longtime resident of the Ethel Walton Senior Housing and Pinewood Estates assisted living center.
She was a 25-year employee of Howards Rexall Store in Farmington. She was extremely involved in the Farmington Community all of her life, holding various offices in the O.E.S. (Order of the Easter Star) and also as a 50-year choir member, Bible study group leader and Sunday School teacher at the Fairbanks Union Church.
She was vice president of the Nordica Memorial Association for 30 years, and caretaker and hostess of the Nordica Homestead. She was a 25-year volunteer at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Marion loved people and children and had lifelong friends from all over the world. She was a tireless helper to those in need.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philip c. Smith, of Farmington; and five sisters: Muriel Rollins, Edrie Sutcliffee, Mildred Sawyer, Nathalie Luce and Ruth Pidacks.
She is survived by two children: Priscilla Brice of Springfield, Mass., and Douglas Smith of New York City; four grandchildren: Kelly Parker, Jay Parker, Sherry Parker and April O’Neil; four great-grandchildren: Ben and Stacey Reeves, Karis Padham and Patrick Kelly; and two great-great grandchildren: Gavin Reckards and Kaya Rosen; and a brother, William Gile, of Rangeley.
Marion G. Smith