JAY — Althea Seamon Hoisington, 79, of Jay, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 7, after a lifelong battle with heart problems.

She was born July 26, 1933, in Jay, a daughter of Twining J. and Nettie (Gross) Seamon, where she grew up on the family farm. A graduate of Jay High School, she attended the Auburn Maine School of Commerce.

She married Richard Hoisington and they made their home in East Livermore for 37 years before recently relocating to Jay. They spent many winter months in Eustis, Fla., after retirement. She enjoyed traveling to many places in this country and Canada with their campers, but always found home to be the best place of all. She was a wonderful homemaker and her pies were famous.

Her memories of growing up on a large farm, with the companionship of her sisters and brothers, were always near and dear to her. She would often reminisce about the years spent attending the one-room school at Stone’s Corner and felt that everyone would benefit from such an experience.

A member of the Moose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, she served on the Board of Deacons and various committees through the years. She enjoyed dancing and at one time belonged to the Squire Town Square Dance Club in Winthrop.

Althea loved gardening and grew many of the fruits and vegetables that either became home-made jellies or that found their way to the cellar storage shelves and freezer each fall. Growing flowers was a favorite pastime bringing her hours of enjoyment. She was especially fond her lupine bed which she started by sowing just a single packet of seeds and which rewarded her with such beauty year after year.

She enjoyed cooking for family get-togethers and various holiday festivities, especially the making of pastries and anything for the dessert table.

She was employed by International Paper Co., Northern Division, in the Woodlands Department for many years.

Her survivors include her beloved husband, Richard, who stood by her through thick and thin; her loving daughter, Cheryl V. Deshaies, who always went above and beyond the call of duty to see that all of her needs were met; her wonderful siblings, sisters, Arlene Brimigion and her husband, Palmer, of Wilton, Erma Grimaldi and her husband, Joseph, of Jay, Laura Weber and her husband, Edward, of Michigan, Miriam Ewing of Florida, Alice Vale and her husband, Donald, of Connecticut, and Brenda Endicott and her companion, Clyde Young, of Freeport; a brother, Leon Seamon and his wife, Dawn, of Jay; a sister-in-law, Lois Seamon of Farmington Falls; many dear nieces and nephews; her dear stepsons and their wives, David and Linda of South Paris, Steven of Poland, Richard T. of Farmington and Scott and Melissa of Kingfield; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her cherished parents; two caring brothers, Alton G. Seamon in 1956 and Orland M. Seamon in 2010; a precious sister, Eleanor M. Adams in 2001; and a dear son-in-law, Willie G. Deshaies in 2010.

Her passing has created a never-to-be-filled void in the lives of all who knew her, but especially for her beloved husband, Richard, and her loving daughter, Cheryl.

Tributes and condolences may be shared with her family on her memorial wall atwww.wilesrc.com.

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