BAR HARBOR — Ellen B. Dickson died Dec. 19, 2015, at MDI Hospital, Bar Harbor. She was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Waterbury, Conn., daughter of Robert M. and Mary Ellen (Johnstone) Bowes.
Ellen graduated from high school in Waterbury in 1946, and went on to study accounting and bookkeeping, subjects she later taught. She married Thomas Dickson in 1948, and spent much of their married life as a homemaker and mother, but also worked as a bookkeeper for American Chain and Cable Co. in Bridgeport. She is survived by their son Paul, Paul’s wife, Mimi de Vries Dickson; and by nephew Marshal Chasney and niece Kelly Klotz, both residing in the Dallas Texas, area. Ellen is predeceased by her husband Thomas, her sister Sheila Klotz, and her nephew Danny Chasney.
Through most of her adult life Ellen was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, and she was a 50-year member of Lady Martha Chapter No.103 in Monroe, Conn. In 1973 and ’74, she was Grand Martha for the Grand Chapter of Connecticut under Worthy Matron Rebecca H. Scheck. In her young days in Waterbury, she and her mother were very active in Rainbow Girls. She spent her later years in Florida, where she was active in Amaranth.
Donations in Ellen’s memory may go to the Virginia M. Painter Investment Fund of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut, Order of the Eastern Star. They can be mailed to Grand Chapter of CT, Inc. P.O. Box 143, Plymouth, CT 06782, earmarked for the fund in the memo line of the check.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.