Frances M. Carr, 91 years of age, passed away on Thursday, May 29th 2008, at her home in Bowdoinham where she had lived for the last 72 years.
Frances was born on July 26th 1916. She is daughter of the late George and Maryetta Coffren Sedgley and one of seven children. Frances was predeceased by Wallace F. Carr, her husband of 34 years, her sisters Florence Wallace of Bowdoinham, Evelyn Eaton and Barbara McGlew of Seabrook NH, her brothers Guy Sedgley and Spear Sedgley of Bowdoinham.
Frances is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Hinkley and her husband Clyde L. Hinkley of Richmond and Fort Myers, Florida, her son Larry Wallace Carr and Charlene Fickett of Bowdoinham, Grandson Mark C. Hinkley and his wife Marilyn Hinkley of Bowdoinham, Grandson Adam L. Hinkley and Nadine Hurley of Richmond, Great Grandchildren Jaimee Marie Hinkley and Donald Currie of Winthrop, Mark Spear Hinkley and his wife Radha Hinkley of Industry, Eric Wallace Hinkley of Bowdoinham, Adam T. Hinkley, Aaron Hinkley and Bethany Hinkley of West, Texas, Great Great Grandchildren Christopher and Joseph Currie of Winthrop. Landen and Aaden Hinkley of West, Texas, Chhaya Hinkley of Industry. Frances is also survived by her sister Marjorie Walentine of Bowdoinham, sister in law Helen Moody of Coopers Mills and several nieces and nephews.
Frances graduated from Coombs High School, located in Bowdoinham, in 1934, where she graduated as the class Salutatorian.
Frances worked at the Geltman Estate (the million dollar mansion), located in Auburn. The Prudence Hamilton Home, located in Bowdoinham. Frances worked for 19 years as a twister in the Ames Textile Woolen Mill. Later in life Frances baby sat neighborhood children where they would enjoy making mud pies on her front porch.
Frances was a member of the Senior Citizens Group of Richmond and Bowdoinham.
In early years Frances enjoyed traveling in horse and buggy to the Topsham Fair with her family. She also enjoyed box socials at her school, going to the Bowdoinham town dances with her sisters and Mother, picking wild strawberries and blueberries with her grandchildren, picking lily of the valley and mayflowers, hanging May baskets on her grandsons, riding in the milk truck, helping at H.W. Carr Trucking Company, canning chicken, deer meat and sweet relish each year for the winter months, making toll house and peanut butter cookies, and making banana bread and biscuits for family times at Hinkley Cove. Frances also enjoyed playing flinch with her grandson Adam and a small glass of whiskey each evening before bed.
Frances flew to Texas with her daughter and son in law visiting her grandson Adam for many different events over 15 years. She also enjoyed her yearly visits to Orrs Island to see her life long friend Ruth Card Currier.
Later in life Frances enjoyed sitting on her porch and being visited by many friends and family members.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, June 1st from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A celebration of life will take place on Monday, June 2nd at 2pm at the funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me