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Jeannette G. Wootton

Obituary
December 13, 1924 - July 10, 2016
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Topsham – Jeannette Louise Giauque Wootton, age 91, of 54 Governors Way, died Sunday July 10th        2016, in Topsham. She was born December 13, 1924 in Athens, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Martha Giauque.

Jeannette was a graduate of Hirsch High School in Chicago and studied at George Williams College in Chicago and at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. On September 10, 1949 she married Albert Dawson "Moose” Wootton, who died February 8, 2007.

In the 1940s Jeannette worked as secretary to the director of the Rehab-Physical Training School at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Sampson, NY, as a clerk typist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and as secretary to the medical director at the Associated Colleges of Upper New York in Sampson. She was later secretary and bookkeeper at Casey Engineering Company in Rockville, MD. In the 1960s Jeannette was the educational media center aide at Poolesville High School in Poolesville, MD. After moving to Maine in 1971 she was a secretary at the Rockland Superintendent of Schools’ office and at Rockport Elementary School. She finished her career at Camden-Rockport High School, where she was a library aide and later registrar in the guidance office.

Jeannette lived for many years on Megunticook Lake in Lincolnville, where she was involved in numerous community activities. A former member of the First Congregational Church in Camden, Jeannette served in the senior choir, diaconate, outreach committee, women’s fellowship, as church clerk and a delegate to state conference. She was a member and president of the Camden Dandylions. Jeannette volunteered in the library at the Lincolnville Central School and was active in the Lincolnville Improvement Association and cemetery committee, for which she and Moose organized many fundraising chicken barbecues and she baked many of her fondly-remembered delicious pies and cinnamon sweet rolls.

Her final years were lived comfortably at The Highlands in Topsham, where friends and staff remember her for her great love of music and beautiful voice, which she shared at musical activities.

Jeannette was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Moose; two brothers, Charles and Henry, and one sister, Anne. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Jo Hipsher and her husband, Jeffrey, of Topsham; a son, Charles Wootton and his wife, Susan, of West Rockport; a granddaughter, Jessica Wootton, of Coral Bay, St. John, USVI; a grandson, Nicholas Wootton, of Windsor; a sister, Sue Wellband and her husband, Bill, of Clarks Hill, SC; and thirteen nieces and nephews and their spouses and families.

As wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend Jeannette touched the lives of many people of all ages. She will long be remembered by family and friends as they share stories and savor pies and sweet rolls made from her recipes.

A memorial service and private graveside committal service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Christian Church, P.O Box 288, Lincolnville Center, ME 04850; or Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, P.O. Box 337, Camden, ME 04843. 

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St. Brunswick, Maine 04011 where memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.