SUNSET-Albert Dowe Eaton, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born in Sunset on February 5, 1931, the son of Elmer and Cybil Dow Eaton.
He was a member of Sunset Restoration Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and an elder for over 40 years. Aside from two years in the Army in Korea, he spent his life in Sunset as co-owner and then owner of Elmer B. Eaton & Son Plumbing and Heating. He served 48 years on the Memorial Ambulance Corps.
Dowe loved going camping with his family, and later, as empty-nesters, he and his wife enjoyed traveling with their camper to visit family in Missouri and going to the Fryeburg Fair in Maine. He also loved raising a garden and sharing produce with friends and family. He loved reading and music on his guitar and mandolin.
Dowe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Verna; his daughters Nardene (and her husband Ray) and Tanya (and her husband David) and one son, Tony (and his wife Nancy);eight grandchildren (Nannette Smith, Glenn Wiskur, Esther McCune, David McCune, Samantha Dunham, Hannah Eaton, Layla Eaton, and Lucas Eaton); and eight great-grandchildren (Sydney, Emily, and Penny Smith; Eleanor and Lydia Wiskur; Rowan and Taryn McCune; Adeline and Porter Mishoe; Asher Strout; and Nora Gray); several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters (Shirley Robbins and Therese Webber), one brother (Eugene B. Eaton), two granddaughters (Erin Dunham and Sariah Lindstrom), two nephews, and two nieces.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the wonderful, compassionate care given by the care-givers and hospice nurses. Your great kindnesses will never be forgotten.
Visitation will be at the Sunset Restoration Branch in Sunset, Maine, on Thursday, August 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be Friday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m.(same location), followed by a brief graveside service at Hillside Cemetery in Sunset.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Ambulance Corps.