Wayne Calden Smith

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SOUTH PARIS – Wayne Calden Smith, 75, of East Dixfield died Friday, Jan., 12, at the Maine Veterans’ Home.

He was born, Nov. 20, 1931, in East Dixfield, a son of Harold and Audrey Calden Smith. He attended local schools and attended Farmington Normal School from 1950 to 1952.

In 1952, he went to serve in the U.S. Navy and returned in 1956 to finish school with a bachelor’s degree. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a master’s degree.

On July 1, 1961, he married Carolyn Sheehan in Poland Spring.

He worked in the Livermore and Wales school systems as a teaching principal and later taught in Lewiston and Auburn.

He retired to his farm in 1973, and was one of the original vendors at the Farmers’ Market in Farmington. He was a member of the Maine and National Education Associations, V.F.W. and Jay Baptist Church. His greatest pastime was working with his oxen, Fred and Frank.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of East Dixfield; three daughters, Cornelia Brown, and her husband, Edward, of Augusta, Lorraine Slauenwhite, and her husband, Norman, of Draper, Utah, and Leigh Cronin of Barnstead, N.H.; two brothers, H. Vance Smith of Freeport and Randall Smith, and his wife, Judith, of Hebron; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Painter, and her husband, Andrew, of Doylestown, Pa., Stephen Primiano of Burlington, Vt., Emma Brown of Augusta, Austin Slauenwhite of Draper, Utah, Jessica Cronin of Fort Collins, Colo., and Courtney Cronin of Tempe, Ariz.; and a great-granddaughter, Madelyn Painter of Doylestown, Pa.

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