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SHIRLEY- Dorothy P. Ashe, 91, died March 29, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 16, 1917, in Shirley, daughter of Frank and Viola (Rollins) Phillips.

Dorothy graduated as salutatorian from MCI in Pittsfield. She was an active member of the Shirley Community Church. She raised her family on a dairy and potato farm, and was involved in many community activities. Dorothy worked as an assistant electrician at Dow Field during WWII rewiring B-17 aircraft. She was secretary of the Piscataquis County Republican Party for many years. She served on the former SAD 2 School Board, representing Shirley for five years. Dot loved books, stars, poetry, botany, nature, cooking, and berry picking. She was a loving mother to her children, their spouses and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Westley S. Ashe Sr. in 1988.

She is survived by 3 daughters and their husbands, Elizabeth and Jack Snow of Penobscot, Mary and Kirk Hinote of Bingham, and Jane and Scott Folsom of Hampden; a son and his wife, Westley and Eileen Ashe of Hinesburg, VT; a stepson and his wife, Floyd and Colleen Ashe of Shirley, and their families; grandchildren, Christine and Dana Black, Rebecca and Richard Lebel, Sheryl and Cecil Gray, Carol and Justin Carl, Kristina and Robert Meler, Felicia Hinote, Katherine Ashe, Daniel Ashe, Jacob Ashe, Leslie and Melinda Ashe, Randall Ashe, Timothy and Laurie Ashe; 17 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Greenville Chapel of Crosby & Neal, located at the Masonic Building in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, at the Shirley Community Church with the Rev. Dr. Everett Parker officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 2 PM, June 6, 2009, at the Shirley Cemetery.

Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Shirley Community Church, P.O. Box 44, Shirley Mills, ME 04485.
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