May 8, 2011


Morning Sentinel Staff

CANAAN -- Mildred B. Tuttle, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her daughter Marjorie's home on May 6, 2011.

She was born in Dixmont on April 24, 1916, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Jepson) Butler.

Mildred greatly enjoyed the outdoors, vegetable and flower gardening, reading and watching TV, especially westerns. Mildred was always accompanied by her beloved pet, Rusty. Mildred loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her loving children: Marjorie Carter and husband Homer of Canaan, Caroline Woodman and husband Reggie of Skowhegan, Charles Tuttle Jr. and significant other Mary Lemieux of China, Edward Tuttle and wife Laurel of Skowhegan, Alfred Tuttle and wife Cindy of Madison, George Tuttle and wife Judy of Benton and Rodney Tuttle and wife Carol of Skowhegan; as well as her 19 grandchildren and many great- and great-great grandchildren.

Mildred was predeceased by her parents; husband, Charles Tuttle Sr.; son Nathan Tuttle; daughter in-law Phyllis (Patterson) Tuttle; brother Edward Butler; granddaughter Mildred Bailey; grandson Benjamin Edgerly; two great-granddaughters Onabelle and Carol Carter; a great-grandson Kenneth Carter; and good friend John Butts.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Village Cemetery in Pittsfield.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, 04976.

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