Viola N. Rawley

Jan 15, 2020
Viola Rawley

Waldoboro — Viola Noyes Rawley, 84 passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2020, at the Woodlands Center of Rockland. She was born May 21, 1935, in North Waldoboro to parents Charles and Jennie Noyes.

Viola grew up in Waldoboro and graduated from Waldoboro High School, class of 1953. Viola worked for Sylvania’s for 10 years, ran a crew for Medomak Canning Company while raising four boys and running a household. Viola was a member of The Country Wranglers Band, Master of Maple Grange #135 in North Waldoboro, Member of the Dirigo Motorcycle Group in Winthrop, and a member of the Word of Life Church in Waldoboro.

Viola’s favorite pastimes were snowmobiling, camping, traveling, cooking –especially her breads, biscuits and pineapple upside down cakes, She was known for her exquisite baking of pastries, loved to crochet, and do crafts. She loved to go to lawn sales. She sold Avon for many years as well. She also loved to play cribbage and wouldn’t mind playing until midnight if the game needed to be.

Viola’s family fondly recalls that she was noted for the character “Elvira” that she portrayed. She will be remembered as being kind, compassionate, caring, giving. Viola always took care of her family and extended family as well.

Viola was predeceased by her parents, her husband Raymond Rawley, her sister Permelia “Millie” Turnbull, her brother Edwin Noyes, and her nephews Paul Turnball and Stephen Turnball, Jr.

She is survived by her sons Tim Rawley and wife, Lynn, Tom Rawley and wife, Barbara, Daniel Rawley and wife, Alicia, all of Waldoboro; her granddaughters Michelle Rawley of New Mexico, Karen Bowman and husband, Tony, of Waldoboro, Amy Rife and husband, James, of Jefferson, Amanda Diaz and husband, Nate, of Waldoboro along with grandsons Kevin Rawley of Waldoboro and Jacob Rawley of New Mexico. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Max.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at The Word of Life Church, 41 Old Route One, Waldoboro, with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating.

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