LEWISTON — Wilma “Beth” Brown Awalt, 75, formerly of Place St. Marie, 64 Oxford St., passed away comfortably Monday, May 31, at CMMC with her family by her side. She was born March 7, 1935 in Locke Mills, the daughter of the late Carl Swan and Eva (Bartlett) Swan. She graduated from Gould Academy in 1953. She first married John Brown on Dec. 26,1953, then Alan Awalt on Oct. 27,1984. She was a homemaker, raising her family, and was always there for friends or family in need of assistance. In her younger years she was an active member of the Parent-Teachers Club and many social clubs. In her later years she could always be found helping family, friends and neighbors with rides, meals and gifts; known as Grammy Beth to many of the neighborhood children. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, serving snacks and warm drinks to firefighters. She will be remembered for her love of animals, all of the wonderful crafts that she enjoyed making for many years, and her collection of hundreds of bells.

She is survived by her three sons, Daryl Brown of Oldtown, Michael Brown and fiance, Alice Cooper, of Turner, Eric Brown and wife, Ellen, of Leeds; sisters, Musa Brown, Carol Jordan and husband, Rodney; brother, Hugh “Cubby” Swan and his wife, Denise; special niece, Katy Brown, and husband, Eugene. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as lifelong daughter-in-law, Debbie Storey.

Beth was predeceased by her husband, Alan Awalt, in 2005; ex-husband, John Brown, in 2006; two sons, Neal Brown and Kevin Brown; two brothers, Delwin Long and Carl Swan, Jr.; three sisters, Margaret (Long) Ring, Gwendylyn (Swan) Dorey and Clover (Swan) Emery.

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