Jamie Ann Hagedorn, 64, died peacefully at Sonogee Rehab. & Living Center, Bar Harbor, Oct. 3, 2018. She was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Orville Dale and Leonise Longridge Hagedorn.
Jamie graduated from Bridgeport High School in West Virginia in 1970 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Music at WVU, two Master of Music degrees at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Doctor of Music at Northwestern University. She worked in her field teaching piano and voice and performing in the Chicago area until 2005. She moved to Ellsworth in 2006. During her time in Maine, she served as music director for Somesville Union Meeting House (UCC) and director of Acadia Choral Society, as well as teaching out of her home and working on numerous other musical presentations.
Jamie had a wide range of interests outside her profession. She spent time with many dear friends. She liked to swim and do yoga. She was an expert amateur astronomer and huge supporter of the space program. She had many cat and dog loves in her life and greatly enjoyed agility competitions with her corgi, Sasha.
Jamie is survived by her mother, Leonise, of Fairmont W.Va., sister, Linda, of Pollock Idaho, and Sasha Corgi with her friend Gale in Hartland. Her father, Dale, predeceased her in 1999.
A service celebrating her life will be held at Somesville Union Meeting House at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8. A reception will follow. Gifts in Jamie’s memory may be given to Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.