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J. Anita Reynolds
RUMFORD -– J. Anita Reynolds, 88, of Somerset Street in Rumford, died on May 10, 2011 at the Rumford Community Home.
She was born in Dixfield on December 15, 1922, a daughter of Oliver D. and Lelia (Holt) Welch.
Anita was educated in Mechanic Falls and Dixfield Schools and was a graduate of Dixfield High School. She was also a graduate of Bliss College in Auburn.
She was employed for over 35 years as a secretary at Stowell Macgregor in Dixfield and Stowell Wood Products in Bryant Pond.
For many years, Anita worked the polls in Dixfield.
Anita loved listening to music, dancing, watching the Boston Red Sox and The Lawrence Welk Show.
Surviving are a daughter, Charlene Farrell and husband, Dennis of Rumford; two grandchildren, Kelly Farrell and companion, Howard Jones of Dixfield, and James Farrell and wife, Jennifer of Holliston, MA; and a great-granddaughter, Catherine Farrell.
She was predeceased her parents; a grandson, Eric Farrell; six sisters, Isabelle Knox, Loraine Smith, Ethel Child, Mae Magoon, Barbara Gagnon and Kate Horne; and three brothers, Percy, Kenneth, and John Welch.
A time of sharing and remembering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at SG Thibault Funeral Home. Contributions in Anita’s memory may be made to the Dixfield-Dirigo Alumni Association, P.O. Box 359, Dixfield, ME 04224, or The Kitty House, c/o Brenda Jarvis, 1183 Canton Point Rd., Dixfield, ME 04224.