Ellen Marie Moulton, 66: Caregiver, lifelong learner

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YARMOUTH — Ellen Marie Moulton, 66, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 29 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on June 2, 1946, the older of two daughters of Robert and Lucille (Goodwin) Howe. Moulton grew up in Yarmouth and graduated from Yarmouth High School with the class of 1964.

Moulton had a love of learning and attended Southern Connecticut State where she majored in French. She also attended the University of Massachusetts, University of Maine in Orono, Westbrook College, University of Southern Maine, Husson College, as well as post-graduate studies in advanced practices in psychiatric nursing and courses at Bangor Theological Seminary.

Over the years, she received awards and recognition for her dedication, skills and care as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Maine Medical Center and Mid-Coast Hospital. Moulton was the featured speaker at the 2010 Cure Breast Cancer for ME Luncheon.

Her determined spirit helped her persevere as a single mom with two sons, going to nursing school and working as a real estate agent and appraiser. A woman with a great intellect, she was a voracious reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. Moulton was a member of the Chapel Ringers Hand Bell Choir at First Parish Church. She also enjoyed travel, was a Red Sox fan, loved her cats and the color

Moulton is survived by her two sons, Stephen Krauss, of Yarmouth, and Peter Krauss and his wife, Sheila, of New Gloucester; her granddaughter, Kati Parker, of Brunswick; her sister, Martha Maguire and her husband, Richard, of Yarmouth; her nephews Robert Maguire and David Maguire, of Yarmouth; her niece, Katie Owen and her husband, Robert, of Limington; her stepdaughter, Krista Moulton-Adams, of Florida; her stepson, Jeffrey Moulton, of New Gloucester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and her first husband Arthur P. Krauss.

A memorial service and celebration of her life was held at First Parish Church, UCC in Brunswick on Oct. 8 with Rev. Mary E. Baard officiating.

For those who wish, please consider making a contribution in Moulton’s memory to her niece who will be walking in her memory in the Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk in Boston in July 2013. Checks are to be made to: Katie Owen, 259 Ossipee Trail, Limington, ME 04049.

Donations may also be made in Moulton’s memory to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

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