FREEPORT — Beulah E. Dunton, 97, formerly of Lisbon Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 15, at The Hawthorne House in Freeport. She was born in Bath on Dec. 31, 1920, a daughter of the late Elias Melvin and Mary Pratt.

She was educated in Bath schools, graduating from Morse High School in 1939 as a National Honor Society student. She worked in Wilson’s Drug Store and the First National Bank of Bath. On Jan. 10, 1945, she married Albert (Al) Dunton of Bingham, who passed away Sept. 28, 2006, at the Hospice House after a short illness.

On moving to Lisbon Falls, she worked for Lewiston Trust Company Bank for four years. She then worked side by side with her husband in their business, Dunton’s Department Store, for many years until retirement. She was active in the Baptist Church, singing in the choir and as a Sunday school teacher.

She was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star as a member, worthy matron, several other officers, past grand Ruth of Maine, grand representative to Ontario, Canada, and Bolivia, and traveled much in visitations of other chapters of Maine and other states. She also served as pianist in the Order of Rebekahs, being a member since 1987, and received the Declaration of Chivalry, the highest award in the Order of Rebekahs.

Much enjoyment was shared in the life of her only child, Douglas Pratt Dunton, of whom she was greatly proud and with whom she shared so much.

Beulah is survived by three nieces, Martha Pratt, Gloria Barnes and Joan Pratt.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husban, Albert (Al) Dunton; her son, Douglas Pratt Dunton; her infant daughter, Barbara Ellen Dunton; two brothers, Foster Pratt, Shirley Pratt; a niece, Mary Pratt; and her nephew, David Pratt.

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