Bertha Marion Higgins


Bertha Marion Higgins, 89, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2018. She died peacefully in her home with her cat Smokey surrounded by loved ones.

Bertha was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Bar Harbor the daughter of Fred H. and Nancy E. (Brown) Hodgdon.

Bertha was a sweetheart with a heart of gold. She was always helping others and would do anything for anyone. She especially loved her animals and adored her grandkids and great grandkids. She very much enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and deer at her home. She also loved yard sales and sightseeing.

Bertha is survived by her son Chuck Turnbull and daughter April Connors, daughter in-law Evelyn, grandchildren: Melissa, Tracey and husband, Rob, Mike and wife, Laura, Angela, Vince and wife, Bridget, Rebecca and husband, Norm, Ryan, Rick and wife, Heidi, and many great-grandchildren. Lots of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Elmer Higgins, daughter Ruthann Davis, son Fred Davis, sister Dot, grandchildren Teddy and Michelle and daughter-in-law Debbie.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Trenton Baptist Church, 949 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton with her Pastor Ron Libby officiating.

Those who desire may make contributions in Bertha’s memory to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, 04605.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at


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