M. Haldon Lovejoy
RUMFORD -- M. Haldon Lovejoy, 96, of Dixfield passed away Sept. 12, 2013 at the Rumford Hospital.
He was born Feb. 19, 1917 in New Sharon. He attended Farmington schools, played football at Farmington High School, and graduated in 1935. He then went on to attend Farmington Normal School (UMF), graduating in 1938 with a degree in Education.
He taught school before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served during WWII in France. Upon returning from the war, he met and married his best friend and soulmate, Virginia Nottage on Aug. 25, 1946.
Haldon went to work at a local woolen mill in Wilton and then for Oxford Paper/Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Rumford, moving to Dixfield in 1954. He worked there until his retirement in 1977 and wintered in Deltona, FL.
He was a member of the V.F.W. in Mexico and The American Legion Post in Wilton. Haldon spent many happy hours fishing Moosehead and Chesuncook Lakes with his friends and family.
Haldon is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia; his son, William and wife, Rita of Dexter; grandchildren, Missy and husband, Mike, their children Jensen and Janetta; Michele and Heather Ann; Jason and wife, Amanda, their children Noah and soon to be Sadie; Joshua and wife, Cathy, their daughter Alyssa; William and wife, Stephanie; Abe and wife, Nicole, their children Kiara, Lily, and Max.
He was predeceased by his parents; and one son, Sgt. David Lovejoy.