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EXETER – Doreen Loretta (Young) Glidden, 72, graduated from this world to Glory January 22, 2005, peacefully at her home after a long courageous illness. She was born at Houlton, May 24, 1932 a daughter of Albert and Genevieve (Beattie) Young. She attended Patten schools and proudly received her high school diploma after completing Adult-Ed classes. She moved many times, finally settling in Exeter to raise her children. She cut seed, picked potatoes, (starting at age 6 to help buy clothes for the cold winters), and then worked on potato harvesters many times for area farmers. Doreen’s bag was always packed and she was ready to go at a moment’s notice for a trip to anywhere. She loved sightseeing the country, near or far, and checking out a new restaurant was a favorite pastime. She loved doing crafts, especially quilting, knitting, crocheting and plastic canvas work. Blessing others with big or small items was a great satisfaction to her. She also enjoyed taking several children into her home through the years, with the Foster-Parent Program. Doreen was a member of the Exeter Full Gospel Church for more than 40 years, faithfully attending and playing her tambourine to her favorite fast songs.

She is survived by several children; a daughter, Vernelia D. Johndro and husband Edmund of Exeter; 6 sons, Anthony D. of Exeter, SSG Timothy G. and wife Angel of Seal Beach, CA, Dean E. and his significant other Lisabeth Meechan of Exeter, Edwin A. and wife Hope of Dexter, Donald Farnsworth and wife Perianne of Hibbing, MN and Eugene F. Hart of Exeter; 15 Special Grandchildren, Mareshah D. (Johndro) Lynch and husband Michael of Pittsfield, Miranda D. Johndro of Portland, Tammy L. Glidden of Laguna Beach, CA, Juanita E. (Glidden) Baker and husband Robert of Federal Way, WA, SGT Christopher A. Glidden and wife Christina of Ft. Riley, KS, Darlene (Glidden) Sperry and husband Sean of Palmer, AK, SGT Hannah L. (Glidden) Steffes and husband SGT Mitch of Monterey, CA, Timothy G. Glidden II of Anchorage, AK, Emery D. and Andrea M. “Annie” Glidden of Exeter, Mirina L. and Shannon R. Glidden of Dexter, Sandra J. (Farnsworth) Fleischman and husband Chris of Winsted, MN, Donald M. Farnsworth, Jr. and wife Mandy of N. Mankato, MN, Robert Farnsworth of Hibbing, MN; 6 Extra Special Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin and Nicholas Baker, Matthew Fleischman, andTyler and Jordan Farnsworth, 2 sisters, Juanita Lane and her best friend Burtrum Birmingham of Medway and Roberta Arsenault and husband Gene of Hampden; 4 brothers, Roy Young and wife Reta of Silver Ridge, Ora C. Young and Betty of Winterport, Dana Young and wife Colleen of Westminster, MD and Leland Hatt; 2 aunts; several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and her church family. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert E.; 2 brothers, Sonny and Donald Young; and a son, Paul. The family would like to also extend special thanks to Dr. Timothy Openshaw, the staff at Cancer Care of Maine, Dr. John Baker and staff at Newport Family Practice, the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Pastor Chris Faloon and the Exeter Full Gospel Church family.

Private visiting hours were held Tuesday, January 25th , at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. At her request, all are invited to a “Graduation” Service at the Exeter Full Gospel Church, Saturday, January 29 at 4 P.M. with the Rev. Chris Faloon officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her memory to the Exeter Full Gospel Church, P. O. Box 24, Exeter, ME 04435. [379-2661]A public graveside committal service will be held 1 P.M. May 13th at the Exeter Mills Cemetery, Exeter.

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