LEWISTON — Mary Jeanne (Spofford) Story-King, 80, of Auburn died peacefully with family at her side Sunday, May 21, at Central Maine Medical Center following complications from a stroke earlier this year.

She was born Jan. 14, 1937, the daughter of Verdal and Jessie (Rich) Spofford, and she grew up on Perkins Ridge, West Auburn. She joined the U.S. Army, after graduation from Edward Little High School in 1955, completing basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala. She also served at San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and Valley Forge, Pa.

In 1956, she married Victor A. Story, deceased in 2004. They and their four sons and two daughters were Auburn residents before they moved to Michigan. There she was involved in many volunteer activities related to education and sports for youth and adults. She was president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary District Post 4159, Roscommon, Mich.

Mary had been an active member of Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport since 2004, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel this past December. She was Public Affairs Officer for Maine and for the Northeast Region, serving the past two years as membership recruitment and retention officer, and she flew on numerous fire watch missions in Maine.

She is survived by four sons, Michael and wife, Carol, Victor and wife, Karen, Jack and Terrence (Terry); and two daughters: Dawn Wetherby, and Kimberly Mahares and her husband, David, (all are residents of Michigan); grandchildren, Jessica, Jason, Ryan, Caitlyn, Cameron, Will, Sammy and Ellie. Great-grandchildren are Broly, Zekiel, Tianna, Lilly and Benjamin. She also is survived by Warren King, her partner of 13 years. They were residents of Auburn. His children are David A. King and wife, Terri; Dennis King; and Ellen King-Franks and her husband, Jeremy; and his grandchildren are Jennifer, Kristina, Shaina, Camryn, Caleigh, Joel and Isaac.

Mary Story-King

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