NEW SHARON — Marilyn Smith Powers, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 27, at her home in New Sharon. She was born Jan. 7, 1927, on the family farm in Farmington, in the village of North Chesterville, the daughter of Bert L. and Sarah Louise (Jackson) Smith. She attended North Chesterville Grammar School and Farmington High School.

On Nov. 14, 1942, she married Elliot Powers. Upon his enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, she lived with her parents, until spending a year with her husband and their young son on the Marine Corps base in Newport, Ark.

After her husband’s discharge from the Marine Corps, they purchased a farm in Industry in May 1947. Marilyn and Elliot started an electrical shop of rewinding electric motors and worked together for 30 years. In 1961, they moved to Farmington and continued with the business and purchased Silver Maple Trailer Park, which they both operated for 29 years.

She worked for Dr. Robert Lovejoy as a dental assistant and receptionist. Upon Dr. Lovejoy’s retirement, she accepted a job with Dr. Maurice Knapp as a receptionist, until her retirement.

Marilyn was an avid snowmobiler, helping on the trails where she was happy to help with the grooming. She loved going to their camp in Eustis with family and friends, especially the grandkids. She was an instigator in organizing one of the first snowmobile clubs in the area, Northern Lites, along with her family. She was a member of the Maine Draft Horse & Ox Association, serving as the secretary for 12 years.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 75 years, Elliot Powers, of New Sharon; her son, Rodney Powers, and wife, Margie, of New Sharon; her daughter, Judy Fairbanks, and husband, Dale, of Industry; four grandchildren, Carol Meirzwik and husband, Dale, of Colorado, Mark Fairbanks and wife, Christa, of Cumberland, R. Scott Powers of Industry, Michael Fairbanks and wife, Kim, of New Sharon; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Ryan, Olivia Powers and Justin Fairbanks; three great-great-grandchildren, Allana Ryan, Fallyn and Hunter Ryan; a special sister-in-law, Harriet Powers, of Coplin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, four brothers and a brother-in-law.

Marilyn S. Powers

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