Margaret Eva (Quist) Wardwell

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Margaret Eva (Quist) Wardwell

February 17, 1928 - March 09, 2019

Scarborough and Stockholm - Margaret Eva (Quist) Wardwell The Lord bent down and kissed his faithful servant, Margaret Eva (Quist) Wardwell and she awoke in her heavenly home. Margaret passed away on March 9, 2019 at the Gosnell Hospice in Scarborough, ME.

Margaret was born in Stockholm, Maine on February 17, 1928 to Gusfav Hjalmer and Florentine (Abrahamson) Quist in her grand-mother's home, Mary (Klingman) (Abrahamson) Ek on Lake Street. She grew up on the Quist family farm in the Jemtland section of New Sweden. She attended the Jemtland School for the first 8 years, Stockholm High School and graduated from Caribou High School in 1946.

On October 24, 1946, she married Alton Lewis Wardwell, who predeceased her on August 19, 2007. In 1948, she started her career as a 1st and 2nd grade school teacher in Stockholm. Taking time off to raise her family, she returned to teaching in 1962, teaching the 3rd and 4th grade. Later teaching the kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, retiring in 1984. Margaret was a graduate of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, graduating in May 1970.

Always one for adventure, Margaret regularly joined Alton on Boys Brigade scouting trips, whether it be on the St. John River, Allagash, Mt. Katahdin, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland. They did missionary trips to Mexico through Mexican Medical Hospital, helping to build clinics in several Mexican towns. Following in her footsteps, her children took her to England, Sweden, and Texas.

Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stockholm, serving as church clerk for over 30 years, GMG leader, Sunday School teacher, printing the weekly church bulletins and VBS. Alton and Margaret were also members of the Gideons Organization. A founding member of the Stockholm Historical Society & Museum, also serving as President. A member of the Retired Teachers of Aroostook.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents, husband, Alton, daughter, LouAnn in 1956, sisters, Marie (Quist) Carpenter and Carolyn (Quist) Zeigler.

She is survived by her brothers, Gerald and wife Rita Quist of Rutland, MA; Floyd and wife Mable Quist of Caribou, ME; daughters, Lois and husband, James Knight of North Yarmouth, ME; Carol and husband, John Hanley of Raymond, ME; Elaine and husband, Steven York of Windham, ME; son Gregory and wife, Beverly of Wylie, TX.

Grandchildren - Mark York and wife Megan of Windham, ME; Lena and husband, James Lowry of Stockholm, ME; Ian Hanley and wife, Ali Gennaro of Kittery, ME and Boston, MA and Jonathan Wardwell of Wylie, TX.

Great-children - Brock and Lydia York of Windham, ME; Samuel and Faith Lowry of Stockholm, ME.

Margaret is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the North Yarmouth First Congregational Church on Sunday, March 24th at 11:00am.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 with visitation at 1pm and celebration of life at 2pm at the Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover Street, Caribou, ME 04736. A reception will follow at the Stockholm Community Center (School).

Interment will be held this summer.

Contributions can be made to the Stockholm Historical Society, P O Box 1, Stockholm, ME or to the Stockholm Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o Jeff Page, School St., Stockholm, ME.

The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the Gosnell Hospice staff in Scarborough, ME for their wonderful care and support. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.lancastermorgan.com
Published on March 13, 2019
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wade forsman
Mar 17, 2019
I did not know Margaret. I did, however, know her predeceased husband, Alton. Finest man I have ever met.