Maxine W. Dow
Owls Head — Maxine W. Dow, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland, following a long illness.
Born in Rockland, Oct. 16, 1935, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ida Williams Rogers. Educated in local schools, she was a 1953 graduate of Rockland High School.
On July 5, 1962, Maxine married John S. Dow at Pratt Memorial Methodist Church in Rockland.
Maxine’s family came first in her life and she aptly fit the description of a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her maternal vocation, in earlier years she worked at First National Stores in Rockland and later at the Owls Head Post Office. Perhaps her most fulfilling work came as a cook at Owls Head Central School, where she enjoyed interaction with the students and the camaraderie of fellow staff members.
Maxine loved quilting, reading, macramé and scrapbooking. She particularly enjoyed traveling to Civil War battlefields with her husband, as he participated in Civil War reenactments. They also enjoyed camping at Sandy Shores and annual trips to Florida.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Whitney of Camden and three siblings, Arnold Rogers, Carl Rogers and Laura Doyle. She is survived by her loving husband, John, of Owls Head; two sons and their wives, Craig and Linette Whitney of Warren, Scott and Marie Whitney of Hudson, Fla.; three daughters and their husbands, April and Peter Kalloch of Hudson, Fla., Laurie and Peter Smith of Rockland, Joan and Jack Burnett of Pasadena, Calif.; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Michelane "Micki" and Rick Johnson, Jacquelyn "Jackie" and David Pearce, Stephen Cole, Holly and Rob Morais, Michelle and Derek Kuryliw, all of Hudson, Fla., Calli and Nick Peters of Warren, Robert and Lilah Kalloch of Port Hueneme, Calif., Jennifer and Christopher Houle of Hudson, N.H., Katherine and Geoffrey Kansa of Erie, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren, Zachary Johnson, Makian Johnson, Maciah Pearce, Grace Kalloch, Ruby Johnson, Amanie Pearce, Finley Kalloch, Grayson Peters, Ethan Morais, Ayden Morais, and Dylan Morais; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at Seaview Cemetery, Waldo Avenue, Rockland. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knox Center for Long Term Care Memory Unit, 6 White St. Rockland, ME 04841
To share a memory or condolence with Maxine’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.