1925 – 2016

DAMARISCOTTA — Jean Ann Johnstone, 90, of Damariscotta passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Lincoln Health — Miles campus, after a brief illness.

Jean Ann was born on Nov. 7, 1925, in Mars Hill, the daughter of Harold Libby and Alice Libby (Burns). Jean Ann graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield and Eastern Maine General, now Eastern Maine Medical Center, on an accelerated program with a degree in nursing.

She worked as an emergency room nurse at Eastern Maine General and later at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She retired from nursing to raise her family, and in later years was a music teacher in the North Anson School System.

Jean Ann was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, and served as grand Martha and as district deputy for the Grand Chapter of Maine.

After retiring from teaching, Jean Ann and husband, Brad, owned and operated the family store in Skowhegan where her pies were legendary.

Jean Ann enjoyed playing her piano and singing, baking, gardening, helping her husband with his many projects, and taking care of her large family which was always first in her heart.

Jean Ann was a member of Columbia Street Baptist Church in Bangor, North Waterboro Community Baptist Church, where she was an enthusiastic volunteer in the Clothes Cupboard, and finally, after moving to Damariscotta to live with her daughter, Karen, she was a valued and loved member of Damariscotta United Methodist Church.

In 1948, Jean Ann married the love of her life, Bradford W. Johnstone Sr.

Surviving are her five children, Pam Allen and husband, C. Arthur, of Auburn, Jan Doughty and husband, Stephen, of Bristol, Conn., Bradford W. Johnstone Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Raymond, Karen Bachelder and husband, Bruce, of Damariscotta, and “the youngest and cutest” Ellen Sanford and husband, Stephen, of Raymond; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Robert Libby of Dalton, Ill., and Blair Libby of Gulfport, Fla.; brother-in-law, Robert Hunt of Fullerton, Calif.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jean Ann was predeceased by her husband, Brad; sister, Ruth Hunt; and three grandchildren.

Condolences and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.

Guest Book