Noice E. Eastman

PORTLAND — Noice Everett Eastman, 92, passed away on May 1, 2011.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in West Brownfield, the son of Noice and Lillian (Barton) Eastman. He graduated from Bean Memorial High School in 1939. He worked for Armour & Co. from 1939-1942 until he joined the Army Air Corps, serving in Valley England as a Weather and Teletype operator during WWII. After the war, he returned to Porter, where he went into business for himself. Moving to Portland in 1949, he went to work as a builder for Martin Bartley until 1954.

He married Barbara Ruth Kelley in 1950 and they had two daughters. She predeceased him in January 1966.

For 21 years he was employed with Waning & Son Builders, during which he was foreman for many years.

He married Lois Johnson in April of 1967. After retiring in 1975, he purchased Ledgemere Country Day School and started Ledgemere Montessori Day School in Cape Elizabeth.

Noice was active in serving many capacities for 40 years at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and was currently a member of First Baptist Church, Portland.

Noice enjoyed working with his hands; building, repairing things for everybody, gardening, oil painting, reading and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Doreen Heller of Scarborough and Julie Weeks of Portland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Richardson; brother, Arthur Eastman; brother, Rev. Emil; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. A committal service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Noice’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship, 431 Campground Road, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 or to First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 96 Canco Rd., Portland, ME 04103.

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