Jeanne F. Golding, 88, of North Yarmouth, passed away peacefully with family
by her side on May 2, 2021 at Gosnell House. Jeanne was born to Harland and Beatrice
Doughty on October 2, 1932. She graduated from Greely Institute in 1951 where she met
the love of her life at a school dance. About a year later, she married Thomas Golding at
Camp Lejeune, N.C. Jeanne and Tom enjoyed 58 years of marriage. They settled in her
home town of North Yarmouth where they raised four children.
Jeanne was proud to be a Sunday school teacher of the North Yarmouth
Congregational Church. She drove the school bus for Cumberland/North Yarmouth
schools. Jeanne loved to be with the children and truly felt she made a difference in all
their lives. She was a member of the Westcustogo Grange and three-time Worthy Matron
of the Eastern Star Androscoggin Chapter #165. She put her heart and soul into her work
Jeanne was a proud mother and wife. She valued strong family tradition, always
had a smile on her face and had a passion for keeping harmony. Jeanne was selfless. She
gave all she could of herself to anyone that knew her. She will be remembered as a
wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and companion. Jeanne loved caring
for animals and working in her flower gardens. On any given summer day, you could
often find Jeanne working in one of her many beautiful gardens wearing a wide brim sun
hat with the biggest smile. She will always be remembered as our Angel.
Along with her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Tom
Golding and her brother, Stanley Doughty.
She is survived by her brother, Dwight Doughty of Cumberland; four children,
Sally Barter and Michael of Weston, Mo., Katherine Didyk and Donald of Manitoba,
Canada, Thomas Golding, II and Bernice of Jacksonville, Fla., and Harland Golding and
Lisa of North Yarmouth; five grandchildren, Serina, Shawn, Thomas, Ann-Marie and
Kaitlin; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held this summer at Walnut Hill Cemetery
in North Yarmouth. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray.
Condolences may be made online at https://www.wilsonfhllc.com/ where you may also
view an online tribute to Jeanne.
The family would like to thank the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for
their heartfelt care.
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