Patricia A. (Butland) Stults, 81

RAYMOND — Patricia Ann (Butland) Stults, 81, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

She was born in Portland on Sept. 18, 1932, the daughter of Blair and Louise (Nutting) Butland.

Pat was a graduate of Deering High School. She married the love of her life, Everett “Shep” Stults, after graduation. Pat and Shep shared 62 wonderful years of marriage. She was an active member of Campfire Girls growing up, and later in life, she became a Girl Scout leader. Pat was also active in the Windham Garden Club and a lifetime member of Deering 59, Portland, Order of the Eastern Star. Pat and Shep enjoyed square and round dancing. She was best known for her handcrafted porcelain dolls, a love she shared with others by demonstrating at schools and nursing homes. Pat also helped several of her children and grandchildren to make their own dolls, along with giving classes. Pat worked at the Windham Schools so that she would have the same hours as her children. Summers, Pat could be found working in the garden and ticket-taking at the Drive-In. She also spent much time sewing, making stuffed toys and clothing for the family.

Pat is survived by her three sons, Everett Shepard “Shep” Stults, II of Raymond, Robert Blair “Bob” Stults of Windham and William Elwood “Bill” Stults of Windham; four daughters, Mary Catherine MacInnes of New York, Patricia Lee Gagnon of Vassalboro, Sue-Ann Hodge of Limington, and Roberta Lynn Gagne of Windham; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her sister Blair “Bea” Etheridge of Cousins Island.

A reception to celebrate Pat’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

 

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