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Patricia Gardner Edwards

July 31, 1925February 8, 2021

Patricia Gardner Edwards 1925 – 2021

Ellsworth - Patricia Gardner Edwards age 95 died peacefully on February 8, 2021 at Courtland Rehab and living Center in Ellsworth, where her quick wit and playful spirit endeared her to the staff and residents. She was born in Houlton, Maine on July 31, 1925, the daughter of Halbert P. Gardner and Dorothy White Tibbetts. She liked to say she was born in a potato patch in Aroostook. At a young age she and her mother moved to Rangeley where she grew up, graduating from Rangeley High, class of 1943. After graduation she enrolled in the Central Maine General Hospital School of Nursing as a Cadet in the US Cadet Nurse Corps, graduating with an RN in 1947. Nursing meant a great deal to mother, she was always proud to be a nurse. She had many roles in nursing, from duty nurse to director of nursing at a care facility to office nurse for two urologists to neighborhood care giver. It was as a student nurse that she met her husband, Nelson (Buzz) Edwards. They had 71 years together when he died in 2016. Pat is survived by her son Gary and his wife Jeanne of Sullivan Maine, Daughter Elizabeth Anne (Betsy) Bowman of Montana. Granddaughter Rebecca Bowman West and husband Jonathan of Montana, Grandson Mark Edwards, his wife Grace and sons Nelson and William of Alaska. Brother Michael Tibbetts of Jay, Sister-in-law Elma Marzilli of Portland, brother-in-law Burt Edwards of South Portland, many nieces and nephews as well as a lifetime of special friends. She was predeceased by her husband, a special granddaughter Jennifer Lynne Edwards and son-in-law Jeffrey Bowman.

You are invited to leave a message at the family’s online guest book by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com .

A memorial service will be held in the spring. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to The Court Street United Baptist Church, 129 Court Street Auburn, ME 04210; CMGH/CMMC School of Nursing Alumni Association scholarship, 70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation, & Monument services 217 Turner St. Auburn 04210.

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Mona Murray

February 16, 2021

Gary and Betsy. Condolences to you and your family in the loss of your mom. I would at times in the past run into your mom at the grocery store and stand and chat. She was a dear woman . I’m sure she will be missed but lots of memories to hold I’m your heart. Mona murray

Jan Biron

February 13, 2021

Pat and Buzz were long-time members of the First Auburn Senior Citizens Group. She was active in all of the group's activities, and was the editor of the monthly newsletter for years. It was a pleasure to work with her. She would come in to the recreation office often to visit with me. She also donated beautiful afghans to our annual Fall Fair and Flea Market. I've been thinking about her a lot lately, wondering how she was doing. I wish I had been able to visit with her. She will be missed. Rest in peace, Pat.

Elaine LaBelle

February 13, 2021

I went to her house on Whitney street for many years to cut Pat and Buzz's hair. they were the cutest couple sitting in there recliners while Pat did her needle projects and Buzz had his favorite tv shows. It was always a pleasure to see them and listen to there days of traveling and such.. then I followed them to Clover to do the same.. I miss them both. they will be missed by many.. She is probably up there in heaven with Buzz ..Happy as a clam. May they both Rest In Peace.. A couple I will never forget fond memories.. :-)
My deepest condolences to the family and friends

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Biography

Patricia Gardner Edwards
1925 – 2021

Ellsworth - Patricia Gardner Edwards age 95 died peacefully on February 8, 2021 at Courtland Rehab and living Center in Ellsworth, where her quick wit and playful spirit endeared her to the staff and residents. She was born in Houlton, Maine on July 31, 1925, the daughter of Halbert P. Gardner and Dorothy White Tibbetts. She liked to say she was born in a potato patch in Aroostook. At a young age she and her mother moved to Rangeley where she grew up, graduating from Rangeley High, class of 1943.
After graduation she enrolled in the Central Maine General Hospital School of Nursing as a Cadet in the US Cadet Nurse Corps, graduating with an RN in 1947. Nursing meant a great deal to mother, she was always proud to be a nurse. She had many roles in nursing, from duty nurse to director of nursing at a care facility to office nurse for two urologists to neighborhood care giver. It was as a student nurse that she met her husband, Nelson (Buzz) Edwards. They had 71 years together when he died in 2016.
Pat is survived by her son Gary and his wife Jeanne of Sullivan Maine, Daughter Elizabeth Anne (Betsy) Bowman of Montana. Granddaughter Rebecca Bowman West and husband Jonathan of Montana, Grandson Mark Edwards, his wife Grace and sons Nelson and William of Alaska. Brother Michael Tibbetts of Jay, Sister-in-law Elma Marzilli of Portland, brother-in-law Burt Edwards of South Portland, many nieces and nephews as well as a lifetime of special friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, a special granddaughter Jennifer Lynne Edwards and son-in-law Jeffrey Bowman.

You are invited to leave a message at the family’s online guest book by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com .

A memorial service will be held in the spring. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to The Court Street United Baptist Church, 129 Court Street
Auburn, ME 04210; CMGH/CMMC School of Nursing Alumni Association scholarship, 70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation, & Monument services 217 Turner St. Auburn 04210.