AUBURN — Thirza H. Towle, 94, of the Common Road in Dixfield, died Thursday, May 5, at the Hospice House.

She was born in Dixfield on April 18, 1917, a daughter of Verdell and Gertrude (Drown) Holman. She was educated in Dixfield schools and was a graduate of Dixfield High School, Class of 1935.

She was employed as night supervisor at the Maplewood Lodge in Canton for many years, and later worked as a CNA at Dixfield Healthcare Center. She attended Dixfield Congregational Church and was a member of the Dixfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 100, the VFW Auxiliary and many senior citizen groups. She was also a member of the Dixfield Historical Society.

She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, sewing, spending time with her family and going on picnics.

Surviving are her children, Leland S. Mingo of Rumford, Vawn R. Daley and husband, Hugh, of Dixfield, and Emma Towle and Earle Towle, both of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Ralph Mingo; her second husband, Richard Towle; two daughters, Natalie Towle and Arlene Daley; two sisters; three brothers; and three grandchildren.

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