Crystal Mayfair Wing, 83: Faithful and fun loving

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CUMBERLAND — Crystal Mayfair Wing, 83, died Feb. 16 at Mercy Hospital.

She was born on May 3, 1928, in Brewer, one of two daughters of Nellie and Harvey Garran. She was educated in Bangor schools and graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1948. Later that year she married Virgil Palmer Wing and together they had three daughters. He died in May of 2000.

Through the years Wing belonged to the Grange, We Neighbors in Cumberland and the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Women’s Group, the adult choir, taught Sunday school and was the director of the youth choir.

Wing enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, arts and crafts, and had a talent for painting in oils and acrylics on just about any surface. She was a very good cook, known for her biscuits and heaping lemon meringue pie. In later years she gave of her time by providing transportation for older people who needed help getting to appointments or shopping.

She will be remembered for being thoughtful, caring, having a willingness to help others find answers, being faithful, fun loving and always available.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Allen of Cumberland, Sharon Hahn of Houston, Texas and Allison Etzler and her husband, Ronald, of Needville, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa, Kerry, Douglas, Kelly,  Nathan, Phillip, Travis, Shaun and Amanda; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Henrietta Bradley and her husband, Russell, of Cape Elizabeth; and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours took place on Feb. 20 at Lindquist Funeral Home followed by a funeral service on Feb. 21. Burial will be in Moss Side Cemetery later in the spring.

Donations in Wing’s memory may be made to Bible Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, N.C., 28241-7300 or the USO, P.O. Box 96322, Washington, D.C. 20090-6322.

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