Laura M. Simonton
Camden — Laura Mae Simonton, 91, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Anderson Inn in Camden.
Born in Rockland on May 12, 1921, she was the daughter of Herbert L. and Elizabeth Oxton. She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast and worked for a number of years as a certified nursing aide at Camden Community Hospital.
Mrs. Simonton had been a long-time resident of Beaucaire Avenue in Camden. She made and preserved jam, jelly, and pickles, which she sold from her home to her many customers throughout the summer months. She was a member of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce and for many years at the Simonton Corner Hall in Rockport was known as the square dance caller.
Mrs. Simonton attended the Bayshore Baptist Church in Lincolnville Beach; was a member of the Good Sam Camper’s Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was predeceased by her husbands, William Munroe and Edgar Simonton; three sons, Timothy Munroe and his wife, Susan; James Munroe, and William Munroe; brother Elmer Oxton; and sister Elizabeth Annis. Surviving are four grandchildren, Shawn Munroe of Vassalboro; Jim Munroe and his wife, Brenda of Rockport; Crystal Munroe and her fiancé, Ben Walker of Hope; and Channa Munroe and her husband, Todd Putansu of Owls Head; and one great grandchild and one great-great grandchild.
A spring graveside service will be held in the West Rockport Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. Condolences may be shared with the Simonton family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.