FARMINGTON — Ava May (Hutchinson) Bumpus, 83, of Albany Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 28, at Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington.

She was born in Farmington June 27, 1933 to Frances M. (Reed) Hutchinson and Ralph “Cuvier” Hutchinson. As an only child, she grew up helping her dad work in the woods by driving a team of work horses. Ava attended schools in Farmington. She loved riding horses, hunting and fishing.

She met and married Edwin C. Bumpus, son of Annie and Harlan Bumpus of Albany Township on April 22, 1951. Edwin joined the Army shortly afterwards, and in September 1952, their only child, Beth, was born. Ava was able to travel with Edwin to duty stations in Panama and Okinawa during his career in the Army.

In the mid-60s they purchased the “farm” in New Sharon which was “home” over the years. She worked as a waitress, and at Farmington Laundry, and Farmington Shoe Shop.

In 1990 they moved to Albany Township, where she pursued her interest in yard sales and antiques. She looked forward to “setting up” at the Fryeburg flea market every summer. Perhaps her favorite times were the weeks she spent with her friend, Glennys, going to the Farmington Fair and taking her camper to the Fryeburg Fair.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth Hartford of Albany Township; and a very loyal lifelong friend, Glennys Savage of Temple.

Ava was predeceased by her parents, Frances and Cuvier, and many special cousins. Her husband, Edwin, of 51 years, passed away in 2002.

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Ava May Bumpus

Ava May Bumpus

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