LEWISTON – The Pushard and Churchill families suffered a terrible loss with the passing of Ann P. Churchill on Veterans Day. What she meant to us was immeasurable. Ann was born in Richmond, Maine on January 9, 1927, the daughter of George H. Gilbert and Mildred P. (Crowell) Gilbert. Ann was educated in the Richmond schools excelling in sports, and was the Captain of the Richmond High School basketball team. She graduated from Bliss College in 1945, and in July of that year started working as a medical secretary for the Veterans Administration at Togus, Maine, in the Personnel office, General Medical Hospital, and Outpatient and Orthopedic Departments. In 1952 she married M.W. George E. Pushard, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine Masons, and together they travelled extensively. Mr. Pushard died in 1982.Her volunteer work in the Lewiston area included the executive committee of the Parent-Teacher Association at the schools, and President of the Lewiston High Band Boosters. Ann also modeled for local clothing stores.
In 1987, she married Norton B. Churchill and they enjoyed many happy retirement years at Sebago Lake and in Lewiston. Norton died in 2009.
She is survived by her children; a son, Craig P. Pushard of Auburn and her daughter in law, Jan Plourde Pushard; a step daughter Joan Pushard Scollo and her husband William Scollo of Nobleboro; grandsons, Matthew Pushard, Nathan Pushard, Christopher Scollo, and Steven Scollo; her great grandchildren Anthony J. Scollo , Sarah Scollo, Evelyn Scollo, and Annabel Scollo; several wonderful nieces and nephews, and a God Child, Beverly Friend. She was pre-deceased by her parents, a brother, Chief Arthur L. Gilbert, Navy retired of Virginia Beach, and her sisters Mary L. Lynch, and Ada Friend.
We’ll miss her energy and passion for life, her pies, cookies, cakes, fudge, and butterscotch squares, and most of all her kindness and generosity. She was the best. The void she leaves cannot be filled. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, in Richmond. A funeral service will take place the following day also at Kincer Funeral Home at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Ann’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.