Donald Wellman has submitted an essay about Elsie Walls.
Elsie Albee Walls, 93, of Otter Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at Golden Acres Boarding Home in Franklin. She was born at home in Otter Creek on May 12, 1914 to Samuel M. and Emma (Albee) Walls, one of nine children.
Elsie started working at the age of 12 housekeeping. After graduation from Gilman High School in 1932 she worked at Miller Gardens. When World War II started she went to work in New York for a year refurbishing guns for the war effort. After her return home she worked for the Gardens for 30 years. She cared for many people, always there for whoever needed her. She worked with her brothers doing a large garden and canned several hundred quarts of vegetables and fruits each year until she was 88 years old. Elsie was a prolific photographer. She was a member of the Congregational Church all her life.
She is survived by a sister, Anita May Merchant of Charleston and East Corinth. Elsie has many nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed by them all. The family wishes to express special thanks to Golden Acres and Hancock County Hospice.
She was predeceased by her sisters Gladys Walls, Melinda Evelyn Saccone, Otilda Frances Conners Dodge and brothers Samuel L. Walls, Austin E. Walls, Charles Norman Walls and Everett Nelson Walls.
A funeral service was Nov 26, 2007 at Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home in Bar Harbor, follwed by interment at Otter Creek Cemetery.
Those who desire may make contributions to the Union Congregational Church of Northeast Harbor, P.O. Box 555, Northeast Harbor ME 04662. Condolences may be expressed online at jordanfernald.com
Obituary from Mount Desert Islander, 29 Nov 2007