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ABBOT- Alice Katherine (Hescock) Weymouth, 81, died April 4, 2010, surrounded by her family, at her home in Abbot, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born December 29, 1928 in Abbot, daughter of Norris C. and Cordelia (Tuthill) Hescock.

Alice served the town of Abbot for more than 3 decades. Her fiscal responsibility, innovativeness, and generous donation of her time have been proven time and time again as she has served in the various positions of Treasurer, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, computer guru, and jack-of-all-trades. Her advocacy of land owner rights has been displayed through the many years of being on the Planning Board and making her feelings be heard.

Alice was not only involved in town affairs, but she also supported her community in many other ways as well. She was a founding member of the Piscataquis Valley Pony Club, served on the SAD #4 School Board, was active in the Sports Boosters, assisted with the Girl Scouts, was an active member of the Guilford Alumni Association, as well as an active member of the Abbot Historical Society. Alice was also well known as K1VAV in the amateur radio world and served as a liaison by radioing messages for the Air Force recovery crew and their families during the B-52 crash on Elephant Mountain January 24, 1963.

Being from a family with a history of living in the town for more than 150 years, Alice was the definition of history and family ties. After raising her seven children on the farm on the West Road, she easily moved to the role of grandmother by welcoming her 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren to the family. Many people knew Alice and remembered her for her dedicated years of service at the Town Office ,or others when buying a quart of strawberries or a pound of butter from her on the farm. After retiring, she could be found reminiscing of her days traveling in Europe in search of family history, and even bagging a turkey last season, but she was happiest when surrounded by her family, while they visited her on the farm.

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Everett M. "Wink" Weymouth, and a daughter, Terrill "Terry" (Weymouth) Drinkwater; a sister, Eugenia Packard; and a brother, Robert Hescock.

She is survived by 4 sons, Howard and his wife Pamela, Gerald and his wife, Wanda , Roderic and his wife, Beth, and Timothy and his wife, Diana, all of Abbot; 2 daughters, Heather Weymouth and her partner, Mark Bunker of Abbot, and Chandra Kane and her husband, Douglas of Monson; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Roger Packard and his wife, Dianna of Abbot; and special care giver, her niece, Brenda Weymouth of Searsport.

Friends may call 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 1 PM, Wednesday with Pastor A. Maurice Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbot Village Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Marcia Walden and Pam Doderman of Community Health and Counseling in Dover-Foxcroft.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Health and Counseling, 1093 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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