Evelyn J. Woodbury, 82: Longtime SMCC employee, volunteered talents for others

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Evelyn J. Woodbury, 82, of South Portland, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 1, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 11, 1932, in Portland, the daughter of Edward D. and Blanche E. (Virtue) Currie. She grew up in South Portland and graduated with the South Portland High School Class of 1950. She married John E. Woodbury, from Long Island, on March 29, 1952.

Evelyn served for over 20 years with Southern Maine Community College. In her free time, she and her husband enjoyed summer camping on Long Lake with family and friends. The couple also enjoyed traveling throughout the country.

Woodbury belonged to the Hilltop Guild, and did catering for the guild. For over 50 years, she was a member of the First Congregational Church in South Portland. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, knitting and all kinds of handiwork. As a “Knifty Knitter” for Mercy Hospital, she created hats, sweaters and blankets for babies and cancer patients. She contributed over 1,000 hours of volunteering.

She was predeceased by her son, John Stephen Woodbury, in 1988.

Woodbury is survived by her husband, of South Portland; daughter, Beth Ann Woodbury, of Westbrook; granddaughters, Keri Lynn Woodbury, of Westbrook, Jacqueline Elizabeth Woodbury, of Washington, D.C., Mollie Anna Orlowski and husband, Eric, and Amanda Rose Woodbury, of Poughkeepsie, New York; nephew, Joseph Campbell, of Cumberland; and niece, Lorrie Berard, husband Greg and their three sons, of Rhode Island.

Visiting hours were held Nov. 4 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home. Interment was scheduled at Bay View Cemetery in South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Woodbury’s name to The Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101.

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