Everett Towle - age: 83
(April 15, 1934 to September 04, 2017
Friends and relatives may attend a celebration of his life Friday September 29, 2017 at 3:00PM at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St, Gorham. A reception will follow. Pastor Scott Lovaas will officiate. A private family burial will be held prior to the church service at South Buxton Cemetery, Tory Hill/Buxton Lower Corner on the family lot. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation 13 Portland Rd, Buxton is entrusted with his arrangements.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Alzheimer's Association Maine 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Maine c/o Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route One, Scarborough ME 04074.
Buxton, Everett L. Towle, 83, passed away Monday September 4, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Everett was born in Hollis, April 15, 1934 the son of Merton and Mildred Bradbury Towle. He attended local schools and graduated from Hollis High School in 1952. Everett then graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1956 with a degree in Forestry. Employed by the US Forest Service in 1956, he began his career as a Forester in Bridgewater, Virginia and then moved to positions in Kentucky and Florida. He took graduate classes through the Mid-Career Educational Award program for up and coming Government employees at the University of Virginia in 1971.
Subsequently, he held Forest Service management positions in California, Montana and District of Columbia. Everett was Director of Policy Analysis, Director of Aviation and Fire Management and ultimately Director of Land Management Planning when he retired from the Washington D.C. office in 1989. For his service to US Forest Service, Everett received various awards including a Presidential Award to the Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
Returning to Maine upon retirement, Everett had his own forestry consulting business. He was a member and then became President of the Maine Woodland Owners (formerly known as Small Woodland Association of Maine or SWOAM). Everett received a local award in 2017 from The New England Society of American Foresters for Distinguished Service and had a woodlot named for him in Buckfield, Maine.
Mr. Towle enjoyed gardening, travel, forestry, talking to people and spending time at the family cottage at Hills Beach, Maine. He was Past President of the Maine Collie Club and a member of First Parish Congregational Church in Gorham.
Survivors include his wife Arlene Owen Towle of Buxton, a son Leonard E. Towle and his wife Aleta, of Marshall, Virginia; a daughter, Linda A. Towle and her husband Steven Roberts of Hollis, along with 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.