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DEXTER, Myrtle L. Robinson, 84, died June 29, 2005 at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born March 23, 1921 in Fort Fairfield to William and Ina (Boxwell) Henderson. She and her husband, Perley, moved to Charleston in 1945 where they raised chickens until 1964. After selling the farm, they did extensive traveling until they settled in Deland, Florida in 1980. After Perley’s death on May 13, 1983, Myrtle remained in Florida until March 2000. She lived at the Chaia Apartments in Dexter until August 2004 when illness forced her to Hibbard Nursing Home, where she received excellent care.

She is survived by her seven children: Verla and her husband Frank Lucas of Hampden, Eugene and his wife Dot of Garland, Marline Nightingale of Garland, Gloria and her husband Robert Brooks of Little Deer Isle, Michael and his wife Evelyn of Charleston, Dale and his friend Tanya of Dexter, Connie and her husband Jim Martin of Orange City, Florida; 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was known as GG by all her grandchildren. She also leaves close cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends whom she enjoyed writing and talking to on the phone. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Perley, 16 brothers and sisters, and a special son-in-law Dalton Nightingale, who died on February 13, 1983.

At her request there will be no viewing hours. A memorial service will be held at the Garland Community Baptist Church on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 1 pm with Pastor Barry Buzzell presiding. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Garland.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Garland Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 76, Garland, ME 04939. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Dexter.

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