1915 – 2014

LEWISTON — Ferne “Gram” Coffin Fogg, 98, of Lewiston, passed peacefully on Friday, Jan. 17, after a brief illness. 

Born Feb. 25, 1915, Ferne was a retired teacher, starting her career in a one-room schoolhouse and ending as a high school reading specialist. During the war she was a welder for Bath Iron Works and was considered a “Rosie the Riveter.” She was a talented artist, avid knitter and gifted seamstress until her last days. She lived a full life and was an inspiration to many.

She is survived by her son, Donald Fogg and wife, Patricia; her sisters, Maryan Morse McKinney and Mildred Morse Barrett Farnsworth; four grandchildren, Maya Bireley and husband, Douglas, Micah Fogg and wife, Mayra, Caroline Hawkins Romero and partner, Mark, and Kenneth Hawkins and wife, Lauri; great-grandchildren, Manuel Romero Jr., Kenneth Romero, and Ella, Quinn and Reese Bireley; and many extended family members and dear friends far and wide.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Judy Hawkins. 

Ferne valued and nurtured all of the friendships that were dear to her throughout life. Grateful and full of life until the end, her bright spirit will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

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