Marion Lois (Shorey) Cook

HOULTON – Marion Lois (Shorey) Cook, 95, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Ernest on Aug. 12, 2021, with family by her side. She was born April 27, 1926, in Howland, Maine, the daughter of George W. Shorey and Bessie (Cunningham) Shorey. She graduated from Howland High School in 1944 and attended Farmington State Normal School (UMF) in 1948. After teaching in several districts throughout New England she married Ernest in 1952 and settled in Auburn where she taught elementary school until her retirement in 1981.

Marion and Ernest raised two daughters, Penny Jo and Vicki Lynne. She was very active with 4H, square dancing, camping, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of Court Street Baptist Church where she served in various ministries which included Vacation Bible School, Monday-Nighters, American Baptist Women’s Society and the Deaconate.

She is survived by her daughters, Penny and Scott Richardson of Houlton, Maine and Vicki and David Jacobs-Pratt of Inglis, Florida and their children, Nathan and Jennifer Richardson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Casey and Philip Quint of Ludlow, Maine, Caleb and Jerusha Richardson of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Meghann Jacobs-Pratt of Atlanta, Georgia, Jedidiah Jacobs-Pratt and Crystal Jacobs-Pratt of Auburn, Maine. The loves of her life were her great-grandchildren: Lela, Tedy, Mae, Ella and Bodi.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest, her parents and 10 siblings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Marion’s caregivers at Chapman House (Auburn) and Madigan Estates (Houlton) for the tender and compassionate care given the last few years of her life.

Visitation Fortin Group / AUBURN Wednesday Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., followed by funeral service in the funeral home at 11 AM.

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Arrangements are under the direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 217 Turner St. AUBURN, 783-8545

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Court Street Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

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