Luere (Lue) Deasy Hodgkins Glover



BAR HARBOR

Luere (Lue) Deasy Hodgkins Glover, 75, quietly passed away on Feb. 23, 2018, after bravely facing cancer the past year. Luere was born on July 23, 1942, in Bar Harbor.

Luere’s unique name came from her great-grandfather, Luere Babson Deasy, founder of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1960. She earned an associate degree at Husson College, Bangor, in 1963. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Park College, Missouri, in 1992.

Luere had a long distinguished career as a civil servant in the United States Air Force. She began working as a clerk typist at the Defense Contracting and Audit Agency in Bath in 1976. A few years later, she moved to Dayton, Ohio, and continued her service at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base until retirement in 2003. She successfully advanced to the position of a senior contract negotiator with a focused area of weaponry systems. Luere worked on large contracts for the Air Force. She started with the F-15 Eagle then later worked on the B1 Lancer bomber, B-2 Stealth Bomber, and the C-5 Galaxy military transport. Throughout Luere’s career she earned numerous awards from her exceptional dedication and ability. She was particularly proud of the Air Force Association Team of the Year individual award, Professional Civilian of the Quarter March 1999, being picked as a member of the Inaugural Contract Process Steering Committee and ultimately receiving the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for her accomplishments as a civil service employee with the Department of Defense.

Luere was a homemaker prior to her successful professional career. She raised three children. She volunteered at the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, participated in various Naval Wives functions and served as a Cub Scout den mother. Luere achieved the honor of a life master in the American League of Contract Bridge and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Luere was not only an avid bridge player, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, bicycling, tending to her plants and traveled extensively throughout her life. She loved her kitties and had cats most of her life. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, playing games with her children and grandchildren.

Luere is survived by her beloved three children and five grandchildren. son, Peter B. York and wife Jill and sons Bailey and Wesley of Naperville, Ill., son James A York, MD, of Hattiesburg, Miss., and the children’s mother, Karen York, and twin daughters Hannah and Rachel, daughter, Sara A. York Drees and husband, Dennis, and daughter Margaret of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and three sisters, Mary Hodgkins Banfield and family of Bangor, Katherine Hodgkins McMullen and family, Fairhaven, Mass., and Rebecca Hodgkins Jordan and family of Bar Harbor. Luere was predeceased by her parents, Robert F. and Fredonna Bunker Reynolds Hodgkins, oldest sister Geraldine Hodgkins Linscott, brother Robert F. Hodgkins Jr. and former husband Elihu York, MD, MPH.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. A service of remembrance will be held 10 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St. (on the Village Green), Bar Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 or www.spcahancockcounty.org.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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