Dorothy Dyer Jackson, 102

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PORTLAND — Dorothy Dyer Jackson, 102, widow of the late James Stanfield Jackson, died on March 12 at Maine Medical Center.

She was born July 10, 1909, in Cumberland to Lemuel Webster Dyer and Julia Winslow Dyer. She lived her entire life in Maine and was one of four children. She was predeceased by all of her siblings.

The family moved from Cumberland to Portland and on to Cape Elizabeth when Jackson was young. She was proud to be valedictorian of her graduating class at Cape Elizabeth High School in 1927.

After high school, she went to work at Maine Savings Bank where she met her husband, Jimmy, and retired after a 44-year career. She volunteered at the library and YWCA and attended the Williston Church. She loved gardening and growing tea roses, completing puzzles, playing cribbage, collecting coins and reading.

She was treasured by all who knew her for her quick wit, winning smile and warm heart.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Judy Fratus of Naples, Fla., Brad Barker and his wife, Phyllis, of Boise, Idaho, Linda Barker and her husband, Kenneth Koziol, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Michael Dyer and his wife, Nancy, of Natick, Mass.; and many grand nieces and nephews.

After a celebration of her life is held this summer, Jackson’s ashes will be buried in Brooklawn Cemetery next to her husband.

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