Rebecca Lynn Cushman
RUMFORD -- Rebecca Lynn Cushman, 21 of Somerset Street in Rumford, died Saturday August 20, 2011 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Wisconsin.
She was born in Lewiston on July 26, 1990, the daughter of Michele (Paulin) and Robert Cushman, Jr. Rebecca was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mountain Valley High School Class of 2008.
Following graduation, she attended USM in Gorham and the Air and Travel Academy in Washington State. She was employed at Olympia Sports in Rumford, Matterhorn Ski Bar in Newry, and currently was working as a Nanny in Chicago, IL.
Rebecca enjoyed playing softball and dancing. Her love in life was big pickup trucks, camouflage, and John Deere tractors.
Her family remembers Rebecca as a very spontaneous, fun loving, outgoing, spunky person just full of life and very family oriented.
She is survived by her mother, Michele Cushman and companion, Matthew Winston of Rumford; her father Robert Cushman, Jr. and wife, Angela of Dixfield; sister, Stephanie Cushman of Rumford; step-brother, John Lyle Calden of Dixfield; step-sister, Lauren Calden of Dixfield; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Martha Paulin of Mexico; maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Briggs of Dixfield; paternal grandparents, Robert and Jennie Cushman of Mexico; paternal great-grandfather, Donald Cushman of Dixfield; Uncle Mark Paulin and wife, Meesha and their children, Gabriel, Cole, Mason and Brent; Aunt Marie Gauvin and husband, Scott and their children, Caleb and Curtis; Aunt Melinda Morin and husband, Lee and their children, Emily, Nick and Blayke; Aunt Michelle Walton and partner, Lisa Bourret and their children, Ryan, Chris and Sarah; Aunt Tracey Cummings and husband, Aaron and their children, Samantha and Katelyn.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 3 to 8 pm at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Parish of the Holy Savior, 126 Maine Ave. Rumford. Interment will follow in St John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rebecca’s memory may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.
Contributions can also be made to any Franklin Savings Bank to benefit the "Becca Fund."