Germaine C. Densmore, 83

HARRISON — Germaine C. Densmore, 83, of Las Cruces, N.M., died on July 29, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Harrison.

She was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1928, the daughter of Lorin and Mabel Payton.

Germaine enjoyed several different careers over the course of her life. She worked as an area correspondent for The Portland Press Herald for several years in the 1970s. She was also an employee of the United States Postal Service for many years before retiring in 1989. After retiring, she relocated to Las Cruces, N.M., where she enjoyed her third career, this time as a real estate agent.

Germaine is survived by a son, Mark A. Densmore of Jay; three daughters, Janet G. Densmore of Austin, Texas, Kathy A. Roberson of Murphy, N.C. and Colleen R. Densmore of Harrison; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Germaine’s life will be held in Las Cruces, N.M., at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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