Faith Elizabeth Hart, 79, a lifelong resident of Hope, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 with her family by her side at home.
Born in Camden on July 12, 1933, she was the daughter of Raymond E. and Ellen (Thurlow) Ludwig. She was a graduate of Camden High School Class of 1951 and Husson College Class of 1952. On June 22, 1952, she married Obed Arthur Hart of Hope at the Hope Community Church.
Faith was employed by the Town of Hope for 25 years as Tax Collector and 20 years as Deputy Town Clerk. Her memberships included the Hope Historical Society where she served as Treasurer since 1989; the Mid-Coast Ladies Club; Hope Grange; Ocean View Chapter 20 Order of the Eastern Star; the Sunshine Club of Anah Shrine; Hobbs Pond Association; the RFD Club; and the Hatchet Mountain Snowmobile Club.
Her hobbies included reading, gardening, canning, and doing crossword puzzles. Faith and Obed enjoyed travelling and took several ocean cruises and three trips to Columbia, South America.
Surviving is her husband, Obed A. Hart of Hope; three sons, Dan Hart and his wife Julie of Bethel; Paul Hart and his partner Sharon Hanley of Rockport; Andrew Hart and his wife Sherri of Rockport; seven grandchildren, Lauren Hart, Lindsay Hart both of Boston; Joshua Hart of Portland, Casey Hart of Gorham; Christopher Hart, Kayla Hart, and Connor Hart all of Rockport; a sister, Ann Leadbetter and her husband Ron of Hope; her step-mother, Evelyn Ludwig of Camden; a cousin Muriel Pinkham of Thomaston; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service followed by a reception will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the John Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peg Moser and the Rev. Ralph Miller co-officiating. Interment will be private in the Hope Grove Cemetery in Hope. If desired, memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Hope Historical Society, c/o Gwen Brodis, 367 Buzzell Hill Road, Hope, ME 04847; or to the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915. Condolences may be shared with the Hart family by visiting their book of memories at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.