Everlyn M. Cotton, 79


Everlyn Mae Cotton, 79, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Bridgton Health Care Center.

She was born in Oakland on June 3, 1933, the daughter of Esther L. (Roberts) and Linwood M. Wheeler.

She married Robert G. Cotton, on Aug. 17, 1952.

Everlyn served twice as a Worthy Matron in Eastern Star, was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, a 4-H leader; member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hiram Historical and Oxford Historical; and knit many mittens for the Oxford Fire Department’s Christmas Program.

She is survived by her husband Robert of 60 years; children, Mark Cotton and Marie Hamper; a brother, Donald; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her mother, father; and sister, Beverly MacArthur.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., at Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Everlyn’s memory to: The Eastern Star/Oxford Chapter, care of Edleen Winslow, P.O. Box 202, Bethel, ME 04217 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Rte 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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