Marion S. Waugh, 95, was born in Liberty April 23, 1915, and died the morning of her 95th birthday, April 23, 2010.

She was a daughter of Wales and Clara (Ryan) Sherman, and was educated in a one-room school near the family farm at Shermans’ Corner in Liberty. She married Roger Waugh Aug. 23, 1939, and they shared 40 years before his death in 1979.

Marion was a homemaker in the tradition of her generation. She kept a meticulously clean home and was an excellent cook. In the summer she and her husband maintained a large vegetable garden, a tradition she continued alone into her 80s. She harvested and preserved the produce from her garden as well as what she gathered from field and wood — so that her larder remained plenteous throughout the year. On their farm she helped feed and water their small herd of cows and was particularly active during haying season. In more recent years at her home on Lake St. George, she especially enjoyed her flowers and the many birds that came to her feeders.

For the last 10 years of her life, she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, leaving Liberty for the first time in her life to live on China Lake, then in the city of Waterville and finally in Belfast. Here she looked forward to the holidays and the return of her grandchildren and extended family for visits and holiday meals. She will be sadly missed by her constant companion, Max, the family dog with whom she shared every meal over the past three years.

As well as her husband, Marion was predeceased by five sisters, Hazel White, Delpha Lloyd, Bernice Pomerleau, Hilda Hannon and Evelyn Scates; and five brothers, Luther, Howard, Kenneth, Raymond and Gerald.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Parker, and her husband, Kenneth; two grandsons, Ned Parker and his wife, Samara, and Dan Coney and his wife, Joann; as well as two great-grandchildren, Luke and Rebecca Coney; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Hannan Cemetery, Route 3, Palermo. A memorial reception will follow at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, High Street, Belfast.

Those who wish may make donations in Marion’s memory to Waldo County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 407, Belfast, ME 04915 or Waldo County Habitat for Humanity, 93 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave.