ELEANOR J. FARNUM
Eleanor Jane Wing Farnum, 79, died Aug. 11, 2012 at Church Street in Bryant Pond in the home she grew up in.
She was born March 4, 1933, the daughter of Clarence E. and Myrtle B. Bartlett Wing.
On Nov. 22, 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, Frederick L. Farnum, also of Bryant Pond.
She had been a dietary aide at Woodstock schools. She enjoyed camping, fishing and going to yard sales. She also enjoyed spending her winters in Jensen Beach, Fla., where she was an avid shuffleboard player.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Farnum and his wife Rose and Ricky Farnum and his wife Tammy; grandchildren, Caleb Farnum and Angie Contreras and her husband Nate; and a great-granddaughter, Mya Contreras.
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die. I am with the Lord.
At the request of the family there will be no funeral services. Memorials may be made to the Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children, 149 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, Portland, ME 04101.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com