Naomi M. Wagner
1921 – 2010
AUBURN — Naomi Mary Morton Wagner, 88, of Auburn and Livermore, passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Her effortless loving and gentle spirit touched all who knew her.
She was born in Jay, Jan. 18, 1921, to Ernest and Bertha Packard Morton. The third of five children, she attended school in Jay where, as a child, she enjoyed ice skating on the Androscoggin River, climbing trees and playing outdoors. She attended the Jay Baptist Church, where she met the love of her life, Arthur “Bud” Wagner. They married in 1938 and together raised their five children in a Christian environment at their homes in Livermore Falls and Augusta and at their summer camp on Brettuns Pond in Livermore.
From 1967 to 1968, she attended Central Maine Beauty School in Augusta and earned her GED at Cony High School in 1970. In the late 1970s, she attended Hansen’s Barber School in Lewiston. From 1976 to 1999, she and Bud wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla., while enjoying summers at Brettuns Pond. From October 1999 to Dec. 31, 2009, she resided at Clover Living Center in Auburn.
Always busy, she enjoyed skiing, skating, knitting, laughing and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her faith in God, her patience, and her impeccable fashion sense.
She was a member of the Jay Baptist Church and most recently attended the East Auburn Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving family: three daughters, Janet Wagner Quinton and her husband, Robert, of Auburn, Kristel Amy Wagner of Auburn and Kandace Joy Wagner of Scarborough; one son, Daniel Ozem Wagner of Mount Vernon; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Wagner Ferris and her husband, Russell, of Bath; seven grandchildren, Kendra Quinton of Calabasas, Calif., Kelli Quinton Mountain and her husband, Bryan, of Calabasas, Calif., Peter Wagner and his wife, Elena, of Davidson, N.C., Seth Ferris and his wife, Amy, of Sabattus, Jason Gilpatrick of South Portland, Ross Morin of Auburn and Bethlehem, Pa., and Randy Morin of Auburn and Millbury, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Colby, Shea and Gabriel Wagner, of Davidson, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Bud in 2000; her son, B. Royce “Tinker” Wagner in 1970; two brothers, Ernest and Alton Morton; and two sisters, Maude Harper and Virginia Memmen.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Clover Living Center for their many years of care and support; the kind doctors and nursing staff at Central Maine Medical Center; and the gentle, loving care of the providers at the Hospice House, who provided the setting for Naomi to go peacefully into the arms of the Lord.

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