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Gretchen Brewer NEWPORT & DETROIT-Gretchen Maxine Brewer, passed away quietly with her loving family around her at age 85 on August 12, 2009. She was born in Castle Hill, a daughter of Clint and Viola (O'Donald) Lovley, who raised 11 children. Gretchen grew up in Knox and married the love of her life, Frederick "Buggy" Allen Brewer in 1942. They lived a very happy life together for nearly 61 years and lived in Detroit for over 50 years. She was greatly loved by many friends and family from all over. She was recently recognized for her hard work and kindness for her many years as a citizen of Detroit. Gretchen will also be remembered for her pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of the of the Good Cheer Club of Detroit for 50 years; the Sebasticook Valley Club of Pittsfield for 30 years; the Detroit Night Drifters Snowmobile Club for 30 years; a lifetime member of the Detroit Methodist Church, and currently a member of the People's United Methodist Church of Newport.

She is survived by her daughter, Myrna Davis and long time companion Mike Lloyd of Bangor; grandchildren, Shanika Davis and Gyasi Davis, both of Bangor, Wade Brewer and wife Jennifer of Newport, De-De (Brewer) Polly and husband Ryan, and their two children of Sanford; 2 great grandchildren, Katlin and Lauren Brewer of Newport; a great great granddaughter, Lillian Brewer of Oakland; 2 sisters, Katie Clark and Merlene and husband Robert Gipson, all of Newport; a daughter-in-law, Sally Brewer of Newport; a sister-in-law, Gerry Varney and family of Newport; special nieces, Kimberly Wing and Victoria Donaldson, both of Etna, Shirley Patterson and Debra Lovley, both of Newport, Sonia Garcia of California, and Wanda Cyr of Florida; 2 special nephews, Danny and David Gipson and their families, all of Massachusetts; good friends, Betty Rich and Doris Neal, both of Detroit and Lillian Smith of Presque Isle; as well as many other friends and family from the towns of Detroit and Newport.

In addition to her husband, Gretchen was predeceased by her son, Wayne M. Brewer; and a great grandson, Craig Brewer.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, August 14th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Saturday, August 15th at the People's United Methodist Church, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will be in the Palmyra Village Cemetery, Palmyra. Memorial donations may be made to the People's United Methodist Church, 127 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953; or the Detroit Meeting House, c/o Lois Trafton, 97 Field Road, Detroit, ME 04929. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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