FARMINGTON — Maxine A. Scott, 92, of Wilton, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
She was born July 11, 1920, in Jay, a daughter of Howard E. and Lucile (Thomas) Kyes.
She received her education in the Wilton schools, graduating from Wilton Academy in 1937; attended the Auburn School of Commerce and completed selected courses at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Prior to entering the Navy in 1942, she was employed by Fred W. Hassen & Son, Bangor, and by the state of Maine in the Military Defense Commission and the Civilian Defense Commission. On Sept. 10, 1944, as a WAVE Yeoman First Class, she married WO Carlton F. Scott, U.S. Army of Chester, and was discharged in November.
Following the end of World War II, they came to Wilton, where they raised their family. She returned to the business world as a secretary and real estate broker for the Kyes Agency. Later, she was again employed by the state of Maine as the secretary to the majority floor leader of the Legislature.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wilton, the United Church of Christ and served as president of the Maine Conference of UCC Churches. She served the National Church as a member of the United Church Board of Homeland Ministries.
For 13 years, she was a member of the Board of Bangor Theological Seminary. In her local church, she was a member of the choir and served as moderator, having previously served as senior deacon and president of the Women's Fellowship. She was secretary of the Maine Unit No. 41, WAVES National; member of the Maine Archives Advisory Board; secretary of the Wilton-Tri-County AARP; coordinator of the Widowed Persons Service, AARP; member of the Parent
Board of the Franklin Memorial Hospital; past president and member of the Wilton Historical Society; past president of the Tyngtown Club and past secretary of the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs; member of the Wilton American Legion and Auxiliary, and past director of Dirigo Girls State.
In May 1996, she was awarded the Community Citizen Award by Franklin Grange No. 50, Wilton; in April 1997, the AARP awarded her a special citation for Outstanding Service to the Community.
In January 1987, she and her husband received the David L. Hodgkins Citizen Award presented by the Western Maine Mountain Chamber of Commerce. In April 2000, she was recognized by the Maine Health Care Association "Remember Me" project for her lifetime accomplishments. The association annually salutes their long-term care residents who spent the best years of their lives making a difference for their families, communities, state and country.
Over the years, she and her husband collected, studied, refinished and restored Early American antiques. They traveled to the Netherlands, England and Scandinavia, including a visit to Norway, to visit their former exchange student. Other trips included the Caribbean, Alaska and across the country to visit family. Her hobbies included Early American decoration, rug-braiding, sewing, ceramics, studying and lecturing on local history.
She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton F. Scott, who died in 1992; and her sister, Virginia DiTata, who died in 2012.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela J. Brown of Wilton and Patricia J. Drost of Augusta; one son, Richard C. "Dick" Scott and his wife, Mary, of Wilton; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A special thank-you to all the loving and caring people at Sandy River Center and Beacon Hospice ("You're The Best.")
Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.