Gram, known to some as Charlotte Jane (Clark) Lugdon who was born on June 5, 1923 in Burlington, ME to Edgar and Pamelia (Page) Clark passed from this world on December 10, 2018.
Gram lived most of her adult life in Kenduskeag after attending East Corinth Academy – Class of 1941.
To say she was active at the Kenduskeag Union Church is an understatement. Well into her 90’s she sat at the door during suppers and provided many items for the craft fair as an active member of the Willing Workers. In her younger years she taught Sunday School and directed the Samaritan Food Cupboard.
Gram could whip up a doily or dishcloth in no time and when she was at the Lodge, she was often found on the porch of the main camp in the afternoon with her crochet hook and yarn. Her gifts of knit and crocheted crafts and handwritten cookbooks are cherished by family and friends. In the Fall on Sunday evenings, hunters are treated to her special Zucchini Casserole.
Gram enjoyed substitute teaching at MSAD 64 (laughing when she recalled a student calling her an old blue-haired goat), writing town fire permits (and chasing fires with her husband), cooking at the Lodge and with grandchildren, fishing for muskies and tagging deer.
She loved a good joke or story (even a few that were off-color). Her memory and wit were sharp and Gram enjoyed retelling her favorites.
Once in a while, Gram would sip on a toddy in the evenings, and she especially loved the lemonade she had on the Fourth of July sitting at the pond in West Corinth.
Gram joined her husband George M. Lugdon, four sisters – Elizabeth, Pricilla, Margaret and Dena, and special friends Donna Townsend (you might remember the times she and Gram cooked together at the Lodge) in heaven, saying she knew they were waiting for her. She is survived by her daughter Margaret “Sis” Call, sons Ernest Lugdon and wife Linda, and Edgar Lugdon and wife Marion. Her legacy includes 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Charlotte will be fondly remembered and loved by all who call her Gram.
A celebration of Gram’s amazing 95 years will be held December 22, 2018 at 10am at Kenduskeag Union Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Willing Workers of Kenduskeag Union Church, PO Box 271, Kenduskeag. ME 04450