Mable E. Williams, 86: Lifelong animal lover
SCARBOROUGH — Mable Elizabeth "Bonnie" Williams, 86, of Portland, died Jan. 25 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness.
She was born in Boothbay Harbor on Nov. 1, 1922, the youngest of five children, to Charles Thomas Williams and Lucretia Sheldon Williams.
She attended Boothbay Harbor schools and Boston University.
While living in Boston, she worked in plain clothes security. She also worked as a tailor designing clothes. A highlight was designing clothes for the entire cast of the production, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel," which was filmed in Boothbay Harbor in 1955.
A lifelong animal lover, she owned the Woof and Wag Pet Shop in South Portland for many years. Personally, she always kept a menagerie of pets, including parrots, monkeys, dogs, parakeets and fish.
She is survived by her sister Millie Enman; and two nieces, and three nephews.
A remembrance of her life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Morris Animal Foundation, 10200 East Girard Ave., B430
Denver, CO 80231.
Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 471 Deering Ave., Portland.