FARMINGTON — Natalie “Nat” Lillian Reed Mosher, 83, of Temple, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness, with family at her side.

She was born on March 25, 1927, in Tremont, a daughter of Hollis G. and Lillian M. Rich Reed. She received her education at Pemetic High School in Southwest Harbor and studied home economics at the Farmington Normal School. She was also the pitcher for the Women’s Softball Team at the Normal School.

She had the good fortune of meeting Hollis Blaine Mosher while a student in Farmington; they married on July 20, 1947, in Lewiston. They happily raised three children and were proud to have lived all of their married life in the same home in Temple.

In addition to being a devoted homemaker, she was a bookkeeper for Cooperative Land Co. and for many years served the Town of Temple as the town clerk out of her home.

Natalie was a member of the State Democratic Committee, the Good Neighbor Club, the Temple Planning Board and the Congregational Church, serving on the Board of Deacons.

She will be remembered for taking great care of her family. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. Her grandchildren and her newborn great-granddaughter were great blessings to her.

Her survivors include her husband of 63 years, Hollis B. Mosher of Temple; their children, Richard B. Mosher and his wife Kim of Temple and their two daughters, Amanda M. Mosher and Vanessa K. Mosher, Reed L. Mosher and his wife Loanne of Vicksburg, Miss., and their son Mark L., and Kathlyn L. Childs and her husband Peter of Temple and their sons, Matthew J. and Nathan B., and his daughter Emma Lynn Child; two brothers, Richard Reed and Clayton Reed and his wife, Marjorie; and sister, Emma Richards, all of Mt. Desert Island.

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