Vicki S. Tower

Jan 13, 2014
Vicki S. Tower

Bangor — Vicki S. (McRae) Tower, 67, died Jan. 7, 2014, at Ross Manor in Bangor.

She was born Sept. 11, 1946, in Houlton, the daughter of Dorothy Lunt Saunders and C. Emerson Saunders.

Vicki graduated from Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton, in 1964. In 1968, she graduated from Ricker College. Following graduation she worked as a child protection social worker at Department of Health and Human Services in Portland. She closed out her professional career as a supervisor in child protection services with the Department of Health and Human Services in Bangor.

After marrying Lincoln E. McRae III, she resided in Knox County where she continued her work as a child protection social worker at the Department of Health and Human Services and raised two children Lincoln E. McRae IV and Shelby Soucy. Over the same time period she opened her home to several foster children.

Vicki was a member of a few different churches in Knox County until moving permanently to Owls Head and subsequently becoming a full-time active member of Owls Head Baptist Church where she developed numerous lasting friendships.

She is survived by her two children and their families who reside in Penobscot County.

Loved ones are invited to join in a Celebration of Life service Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. at The Rock Church, 1195 Ohio St., Bangor, with Pastor Kirk Winters, officiating.

Those who wish to remember Vicki in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074,, Ross Manor, Attention Business Office, 758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 or The Rock Church, 1195 Ohio St. Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Comments (3)
Posted by: Barbara A Stewart | Jan 13, 2014 21:48

Vicki and I became best friends at the age of 13 when she moved to Houlton.  She was a major influence in my life and was responsible for leading me to the Lord.  I would be less of a person if I had not known Vicki. Rest in peace, Dear Friend,


Posted by: Kathryn Fogg | Jan 13, 2014 20:37

Vicki was my long time friend of 45 years from our  early social work days.  I loved her beauty, wit and grace and being an aunt to Shelby and Linc from their earliest days.

Posted by: karen godfrey | Jan 13, 2014 15:04

Vicki was a dear friend and she will be sadly missed. sending thoughts and prayers to her son Lincoln and his family and her daughter Shelby and her family. sadly missed and never forgotten.  Love from Karen

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