Marion Alden (King) Moulton, M.D.
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W. NEWFIELD -- Dr. Marion Moulton, of West Newfield, passed away on Nov. 27, 2012, at the Newton Center in Sanford with family at her side.
She was born on June 10, 1914, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Allen H. and Edna (Smart) King. She attended schools in Massachusetts and Maine. Marion graduated from Woburn High School at age 16, was accepted into BU College of Liberal Arts majoring in pre-med, planning to be a veterinarian but changed her plans after a friend was bedridden for a year. She passed her exams during her third year of pre-med and was accepted into BU School of Medicine at the age of 19 and was one of eight women in the entire medical school, graduating in 1938. Marion interned at the New England Hospital for Women and Children and joined the medical staff at Smith College. In 1941 she married Arthur Moulton and moved to his home town of West Newfield to begin private practice. Her office was in her home.
During World War II she had office hours in West Newfield and in Sanford as she was asked to cover for some of the doctors who had been called into the service.
Over the next 43 years she served the residents of Newfield and the surrounding towns in Maine as well as in New Hampshire, making house calls as well as traveling to Goodall Hospital. Dr. Moulton filled many medical positions: Maine medical examiner, hospital president and committee member, county medical society president and board member as well as serving on many other boards throughout the years: school physician in three towns and for more than four decades, town health officer. She retired in 1984
at the age of 70.
Not only was she a country doctor, she was the mother of six children, an excellent cook and had many hobbies including knitting, crocheting, tatting and embroidery. While at the hospital waiting for a baby to arrive she would take out a project that she was working on.
She was very active in her church serving on many committees, singing in the choir and as a member of the Women's Fellowship.
There have been many articles written about her and published in the Sanford News, Journal Tribune, Press Herald and also a story about her in Yankee Magazine.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Arthur Moulton; a son, David Moulton; and four siblings. She is survived by her sons, Allen Moulton and his wife Joanna, Edward Moulton and his wife Patricia, Carl Moulton and his wife Shelly, all of West Newfield, Wendell Moulton and his wife Mary Beth of Marcellus, N.Y., daughter, Helen Curry and her husband Robert of Kennebunkport; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the West Newfield Congregational Church on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Parsonsfield. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider:
The West Newfield
P. O. Box 85
W. Newfield, Maine 04095
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 11, 2012