Person:Gertrude Bickford (1)

Gertrude Bickford
b.ABT 1912 Maine
d.18 APR 1996 Sarasota, FL
m. 7 FEB 1911
  1. Gertrude BickfordABT 1912 - 1996
m. 30 JUN 1934
Facts and Events
Name Gertrude Bickford
Gender Female
Birth[1] ABT 1912 Maine
Marriage 30 JUN 1934 to Paul L. Powers
Death[2] 18 APR 1996 Sarasota, FL

"Judge and Mrs. Paul Powers left by automobile Tuesday on an 18 day trip through the south. Mrs. Powers' mother, Mrs. Marietta Frost, and grandfather, Albert Wardwell of Lisbon Falls are staying at the Powers' home until their return." -Portland Press Herald 17 March 1949

Dateline Sarasota, FL: Gertrude A. Powers, 84, of Safe Harbor Circle and formerly of Freeport, Maine, died April 18 at a local health care facility.

She was born at Lisbon Falls, Maine, the daughter of Theodore and Marietta Wardwell Bickford, graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1928 and from Farmington Teachers College, now the University of Maine in Farmington, in 1930. Mrs. Powers taught in the towns of Stowe and Fryeburg, Maine, several years before her marriage to Paul L. Powers on June 30, 1934. She lived in Freeport from 1934 until 1980, when she moved here.

She was a past president of the Freeport Woman's Club, a past worthy matron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, from 1957 to 1958. She was a state head of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and serving as supreme deputy for Maine for some 10 years.

Mrs. Powers was a former member of Arok Chapter, Daughters of the Nile, of the Order of Amaranth, and a past worthy high priestess and a life member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

She was a member of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church here.

Her husband died Dec. 15.

Surviving are four daughters, Dalene McNeely of Freeport, Stephanie Whitmont of Sydney, Australia, Pamela Christy of Rome, Italy, and Paula Perron of Palo Alto, Calif.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the prayer garden of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church. Another memorial service will be held in early summer at Freeport. Arrangements are by Toale Bros. Funeral Home. -Portland Press Herald Obituary 26 April 1996

  1. Portland Press Herald Obituary 26 April 1996.
  2. Portland Press Herald Obituary 26 April 1996.