Everett L. Towle

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Everett L. Towle, 83
BUXTON - Everett L. Towle, 83, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hos-pice House in Scarborough.
Everett was born in Hollis, on April 15, 1934, the son of Merton and Mildred Bradbury Towle.
He attended local schools and graduated from Hollis High School in 1952. Everett graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1956 with a degree in forestry.
Employed by the U.S. Forest Service in 1956, he began his career as a forester in Bridgewater, Va., and then moved to positions in Kentucky and Florida. He took graduate classes through the Mid-Career Educational Award program for up and coming government employees at the University of Virginia in 1971.
Subsequently, he held Forest Service management positions in California, Montana and the District of Columbia. Everett was director of policy analysis, director of aviation and fire management, and ultimately director of land management planning when he retired from the Washington, D.C., office in 1989. For his service to U.S. Forest Service, Everett received various awards including a Presidential Award to the Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
Returning to Maine upon retirement, Everett had his own forestry consulting business. He was a member and then became president of the Maine Woodland Owners (formerly known as Small Woodland Association of Maine or SWOAM). Everett received a local award in 2017 from The New England Society of American Foresters for Distinguished Service, and had a woodlot named for him in Buckfield.
Mr. Towle enjoyed gardening, travel, forestry, talking to people and spending time at the family cottage at Hills Beach, Maine. He was past president of the Maine Collie Club.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Owen Towle, of Buxton; a son, Leonard E. Towle, and his wife Aleta, of Marshall, Va.; a daughter, Linda A. Towle, and her husband Steven Roberts, of Hollis; along with seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may attend a celebration of his life Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Gorham. A reception will follow. Pastor Scott Lovaas will officiate. Prior to the church service, a private family burial will be held at South Buxton Cemetery, Tory Hill/Buxton Lower Corner, on the family lot.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation,
13 Portland Rd., Buxton. is entrusted with his arrangements.

For those who wish,
memorial contributions may be
made in his memory to
383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074, or
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Maine
c/o Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough ME 04074

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Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home Inc
13 Portland Road
Buxton, ME 04093
(207) 929-8200
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Sept. 8, 2017
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