Anita Corey Leavitt died peacefully in her sleep on October 20, 2019 in Portland, Maine at 87
years old. She was born May 12, 1932. Anita married Wallace E. Leavitt on July 17, 1954.
Survived and missed by her three children; Her eldest son Wally Allan Leavitt and his wife
Yvonne of Delta Junction, Alaska, Daughter Sally A. Leavitt of Cumberland, Maine and Son
Timothy R. Leavitt and his wife Meline of Scarborough, Maine.
She will be greatly missed by her favorite granddaughter, Morgan Ashley and her husband Sam
Teague of Texas.
Anita was predeceased by her devoted husband Wally, parents Allan ‘Coke’ and Mary Ella
(Ross) Corey, brother Allan Corey, and sister Nancy Williams.
Sadly missed by sisters Maryella Rawnsley and Marian Day, sister in-law Barbara Corey,
daughter in-law Andi and her husband Dick Winslow.
Anita had numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, a great-great niece and
nephew and a great many friends with fond memories of times together.
Anita was born in Cumberland where she was raised on the family dairy farm. She resided in
Cumberland for most of her life. She graduated from Greely Institute in 1950 and Gorham
Normal School in 1954 with a teaching degree. She taught briefly at the Hebrew School in
Portland until she and Wally started a family. After the Leavitt kids were in school, she was a
substitute teacher in the MSAD 51 school district for several years.
For the past nine years she was a resident of The Cedar’s in Portland where the dedicated and
compassionate staff of the Shapiro Skilled Care Unit took exceptional care of her.
Wally and Anita loved to travel making trips throughout the US and to Canada, Germany and
Norway. They enjoyed camping together and with their family. She and Wally enjoyed spending
time volunteering at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad in Portland for many years. When
Morgan was young, she loved being the co-pilot of numerous road trips with Anita and Wally.
Anita made a wonderful chicken pot pie, and she never showed up to a gathering without a
pan of ‘Scotch-a-roos’. She loved gardening, reading, crocheting & knitting, and watching the
Visiting Hours will be Friday October 25, 2019 from 5 pm - 8 pm at Wilson’s Funeral Home 24
Shaker Rd, Gray, ME 04039.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to: The Cedar’s ‘Activity Fund’ 630
Ocean Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103
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