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Obituary for Evelyn M. Wotton

Evelyn M.  Wotton
Waldoboro – Evelyn M. Wotton, 86, died peacefully at the Sussman House on Christmas morning, December 25, 2018.
Born in Washington, February 4, 1932, she was the daughter of Harry and Belle Davis Brann. She attended the Hodge Grammar School in Washington and Waldoboro High School. Evelyn married Clyde Millay after he returned from WWII and they resided in South Liberty where they raised two daughters. The neighborhood ladies, in particular, Marion Waugh, taught her to preserve fruits and vegetables, which became a lifelong skill that she later would share with her grandchildren. She was a good cook and made delicious pies and the best chocolate cake ever! Clyde and Evelyn eventually bought a working hen farm in Washington, where the whole family worked seven days a week picking up and packing eggs for market. They were married for 25 years.
Evelyn was mainly a homemaker, but worked at Dennison’s Nursing Home in Waldoboro for a short time. She met and married Everett Beggs in 1970 and they made their home in Waldoboro, where they spent 13 years together until his death. These were happy years for her. She later would marry Harold Wotton and they would spend 10 years together. Harold was an avid gardener, so her skills of preserving the bounty were once again put to use.
Evelyn was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Waldoboro and attended faithfully until her health would not allow. Church was a very important part of her life and she attended Baptist churches in both South Liberty and Washington while living in those communities. She very much enjoyed Christian music and attended local concerts regularly.
Cats were favored over dogs, but she had both and loved them all. She took good care of her own animals, as well as, the strays in the neighborhood. Her last cat, Garfield, was much loved and missed by her. She fed the turkeys, birds, squirrels and skunks and her backyard resembled a wildlife sanctuary.
Evelyn was pre-deceased by husbands, Everett Beggs and Harold Wotton; a brother, Elwin Brann and a beloved sister Grace Hall and husband Richard. She is survived by two daughters, Irene Maxcy and husband Richard of Warren, Jolene Millay and companion, Craig Simmons of Waldoboro; four grandchildren, James Millay and companion, Jody Daniello of Thomaston, Jennifer Blastow and husband Mark Grover of Otisfield, Jessica Maxcy and companion, Ted Seely (who recently moved back to Maine), Jonathan Maxcy and wife Sarah, of Warren; five great-grandchildren, Evan, Isaiah and Tyler Millay, and Hannah and Chloe Grover. Also special friends Mike and Alecia Robitaliie, Russ and Amy Sirianni and Carolyn Harris; and caregivers Ron and Donna Moore.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Waldoboro United Methodist Church, 95 Friendship St., Waldoboro, with Rev. Gregory Foster officiating. Immediately following the service will be a time of sharing and refreshments at the church. Burial will be in the spring in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Midcoast Humane Society, 27 Atlantic Hwy, Edgecomb, ME 04556.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting:
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