Name: Jean W. Wood
Given Name: Jean W.
Change Date: 18 JAN 2015
Birth: 17 MAR 1920 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co, NB, Canada
Death: 23 AUG 2012 in Calais, Washington Co, ME, USA
Burial: 27 AUG 2012 Calais Cem, Washington Co, ME, USA
Event: Jean C. Wood
Also Known As|
Father: Lindsay Estes Wood b: 4 MAY 1884 in Calais, Washington Co, ME, USA
Mother: Evelyn May Carll b: 27 MAR 1895 in Milltown, Washington Co, ME, USA
Philip P. Leach b: ABT 1908/9
9 SEP 1943
in Cherryfield, Washington Co, ME, USA
- Living Leach
- Abbrev: Obituary
Text: Obituary of Jean W. Leach
Born: March 17, 1920
Place of Birth: St. Stephen, NB Canada
Death: August 23, 2012
Place of Death: Calais, MD
Calais ? Jean W. Leach, 92, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Calais Regional Hospital. Jean was born in St. Stephen, NB on March 17, 1920, daughter of the late Lindsey and Evelyn (Carll) Wood.
She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1938. Jean worked in the office for Daly Brothers Shoe Factory and as a bookkeeper for Unobskey?s until she married Philip Leach in Cherryfield on September 19, 1943.
They relocated to Florida but she returned home to Maine and worked as a bookkeeper for WT Grants Department Store when her husband was drafted for WWII. After Philip returned from the war she started her banking career in the 1950?s with Calais Federal Savings, where she worked for 12 years. They decided to winter in Zephyrhills, FL and summer in Glenburn. While in Florida she worked for Pasco County Savings & Loan. When Philip passed away in 1981, Jean worked in Orono for Bangor Savings Bank, retiring in 1991 and moved back to Calais. Jean was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Calais where she served as treasurer, the Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary where she also served as treasurer, and Happy Gang. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband Philip; and her brother John Wood.
Surviving are her son Philip G. Leach and his partner Susan Carr of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; sister-in-law Jean Wood of Calais; one nephew John Wood of Calais; a niece Regina Taylor and her husband George of Calais; a great-nephew Christopher Taylor of Indianapolis, IN; and a special cousin Richard Love and his wife Elaine of Adams, MA.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2012 at Calais Cemetery.
Donations in Jean?s memory may be made to Second Baptist Church, 21 Church St., Calais, ME 04619, or Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
- Abbrev: Maine State Archives
Title: Maine State Archives