Gertrude L. Witham, 92

Gertrude Witham

Gertrude Witham

PORTLAND — Gertrude L. (Bouchard) Witham, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Seaside Rehabilitation Center in Portland. She was the wife of the late George H. Witham.

She was born in Greenville, on Dec. 22, 1923, a daughter of the late Charles J. and Vivian G. (Ryan) Bouchard. She grew up in the Greenville and Skowhegan area and graduated from the Covent School in Edmundston, Canada.

She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose of Sharon Chapter in Augusta. Gertrude was also a member of the Red Hat Society and a devout Christian. Above all she was “Nana” to many generations.

Gertrude enjoyed Beano, crossword puzzles and reading, mostly novels and the Christian Guide Post.

She is survived by her daughter Marian Duchesneau of Colo. She also leaves several grandchildren including Jennifer Huber and her husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., James David Hathaway and his wife Laura of Lyman, Elizabeth Urquhart of Monmouth and Kari Smith of Colo. She also leaves numerous great-grandchildren including Victoria Pickreign and her husband Josh of Portland, Alexandria Huber of Portland, Frederick Huber III and his wife Cristina of Anchorage, Alaska, Lanayria Urquhart of Turner, Heather Autrey and her husband Anthony of Colo., and Brittany Smith of Colo.; great-great-grandchildren Liam, Urijah, Jackson, Molly, Wyatt and Ashlee; as well as two brothers, Donald Witham and his wife Linda of Swans Island, and James Witham and his wife Karen of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews. She was the Mother of the late George Witham Jr. and Vivian G. Hathaway, and the sister of the late Donald Bouchard.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Civic Center Drive, 129 Blue Star Avenue, Augusta, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Gertrude’s guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family.

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