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Kimball Ramsay, 84
GORHAM -- Pauline Kimball Ramsay died peacefull with her family by her side on Feb. 15, 2013. She was 84 years old. She was born to Earl and Irene Kimball of
Gorham. Polly grew up on the family dairy farm, Grassland Farms. She enjoyed telling stories of getting up to milk the cows, and helping her father deliver the milk, all before going to school.
Polly attended Gorham schools and graduated in 1946 with honors. While attending Gorham High she participated in many activities including cheering, softball,working on the yearbook and was voted Harvest Queen.
After graduating,she was employed by State Mutual Insurance company and worked there for 15 years. She married N. Kenneth Ramsay on April 28, 1951. They were married for 30 years when he died unexpectedly in 1981. Together they ran two local gas stations and later owned and operated Ramsay Tire and Supply.
After becoming an insurance agent in 1980 she purchased The Calderwood Insurance Agency and worked there until 1988.
Polly's biggest accomplishment was raising her 4 children and
helping to care for her grandchildren after retirement. Her family spent many happy summers on Little Sebago Lake.
Polly belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star as well as the Rebekahs. She has been a member of the First Parish Church for over 80 years. Polly enjoyed bowling with her sister in several leagues. She was also an avid reader and spent winters snowmobiling and cross country skiing with her husband. Polly enjoyed watching the Red Sox on television, but most of all she enjoyed her family. She will be greatly missed!
She is pre-deceased by her husband, Kenneth, and her brother, Wallace Kimball. She is survived by her four children, Kimberly Berry of Gorham, Mark Ramsay of Falmouth and his wife,Tina, Patti MacDonald of Gorham and her husband, Joe, and Pam Ramsayof Gorham. She is also survived by her sister, Erlene Lewry of Gorham and her husband, Al. Surviving grandchildren include
434 River Road, Windham
Joshua Johnson, Jamieson and Zachary Ramsay, Adam and Nicole MacDonald and Katie Lowe. She has 2 great- grandchildren Abram Ramsay and Silas Johnson. She is also survived by her nephews Albert and James Lewry.
A Mother's Gift
by Janette Fisher
From the very first time, you hold your child, their first gift is your heart forever. The love you give they return is the bond that will hold you together
Throughout their life, your love will be a light that guides theirway.
The beacon aglow in the darkness, should they ever go astray.
Your love will give them couage,
When the way ahead is unclear
And will give them strength, when needed to help overcome their fears.
Your love will accept them for who they are, whatever they say or do.
Your love will forgive unreservedly, because they are a part of you.
It's a love that will know no barriers, has no bounds, no expectations.
Your love will be unconditional, pure, with no complications,
A love that remains as constant,
As the stars in the heaven above,
A gift no money on earth can buy,
The gift of a mother's love.
Many thanks to the Hospice staff for your kind, caring, and compassionate care.
There will be no funeral or visiting hours as were her wishes. Arrangements by Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
Donations can be made in her memory, to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Route 1, #1
Scarborough, Maine 04074
of New England
460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451-1991
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 19, 2013