Terry Elizabeth (Brown) Spaulding

BENTON – Terry Elizabeth (Brown) Spaulding, 97, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2022, in the farmhouse where she was born. In her sunset years, she was lovingly attended to by available family members. She was born on Nov. 17, 1924, to Harold and Helena (Boothby) Brown, the eldest of their three children who along with Bettina and Ross were a trio wherever they went.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield in 1942 and continued her education at Westbrook Junior College, earning a secretarial degree which served her well over the years. It was in college that Terry became a talented roller skater, enjoying this hobby with twin friends, and where she met her first husband.

Later, after moving to California in the early 1950s, she met her second husband Harold E. Eastwood, and there they settled, raising their family of seven children. With her family, she then returned to Maine in 1968 to be a care giver to her parents for the remainder of their lives. Later, she continued this tradition of loving service by caring for Harold, and later, her last husband, Basil.

Terry was game at trying new things. Her adventures included a helicopter ride over Puget Sound in Washington state, climbing high up out on a crane boom in Kansas, braving the Kracken rollercoaster at Sea World in Florida, riding the Zipper at the Clinton fair with her sister, Bettina, and canoeing on the Sebasticook River near her home.

She enjoyed spending time in her garden, was an excellent seamstress and an avid genealogist. She also delighted in taking walks down to the river, “down to the brook and back”, or out to the Bellsqueeze.

Mom was a kind and gentle soul who saw the good in everyone. She was a proper lady who always impressed upon her children the importance of manners and etiquette. Her non-judgmental, humble and quiet ways gently taught others integrity through her example.

You are missed and loved dearly, Mom, but we know you were tired, and your work here was done. God called you home to rest. Our hearts will always be with you…

She was predeceased by her sister Bettina Young; daughters Deborah Brann and Danette Gower, son Peter Boothby; grandson Aaron Gower; great-grandson Brandin Landon; and husbands Harold Eastwood and Basil Spaulding.

She is survived by her baby brother, Ross Brown; her children Rebecca Landon, Toni MacDougall, Tamara Cecil and DJ Eastwood; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews; cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at the cemetery in Benton on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 12 noon with a remembrance gathering to follow at the farmhouse.

Terry Elizabeth (Brown) Spaulding

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