Marjorie Powers Bartlett, 101: Devoted educator, green thumb

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BATH — Marjorie Powers Bartlett, 101, of Bath, died Tuesday, July 3, at the Freeport Nursing Home. She was born in Bath on April 5, 1911, the daughter of Carl and Arline (Powers) Troop. Marjorie grew up in Bath, graduating from Morse High School as valedictorian, class of 1928. She then went on to Lesley College in Massachusetts and graduated with a teaching degree.

Bartlett married Charles S. Bartlett in 1934, and the couple resided in Bath to raise their family.

Mrs. Bartlett, as she was known to most first-graders, was a teacher for the Bath school system. She taught at South Street School, Center Street School, and Dike Newell School, from where she retired in 1972. Bartlett always looked forward to seeing her children. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening, dining out with her friends and playing bridge. She also loved to dance and to travel.

Bartlett was a life member of the Bath Teachers Club, Bath-Brunswick Retired Teachers, Maine Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association. She also was a life member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens and a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1988.

Bartlett is survived by her daughter, Susanne Purdy, and her husband, Ronald, of West Bath; a granddaughter, Marcia Gustafson, and her husband, Timothy, of Bath; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kelci.
A funeral service will be held July 10, at 11 a.m., at Desmond Funeral Homes, 638 High Street, Bath. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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