Obituary for Mary O. "Molly" Luke (Owen)
Topsham- Mary “Molly” Owen Luke, 100, formerly of Bath died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Clover Manor in Auburn.
She was born in New York City on January 11, 1917, a daughter of William Selkirk and Eleanor Doty (Smith) Owen.
She graduated from Montclair High School and attended Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts. On June 20, 1936 she married Roger Luke and in 1937 they moved to Bath. Molly was employed as a teacher’s aide and substitute teacher in the Bath Schools. They moved to homes in Topsham and Boothbay in 1970.
She was an associate member and past president of the Bath Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in the 1950’s and 60’s, volunteered at the Maine Maritime Museum and was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church where she served on the alter guild for over 40 years and a member of several commissions of the Episcopal Dioceses. She was also a member of St. Columbus Episcopal Church in Boothbay during the summer months. She volunteered for the American Cancer Drives and other charitable drives.
Molly enjoyed traveling with Roger around the world and they spent many summers on their boat sailing along the coast of Maine until Roger’s passing. They also belonged to the Brunswick Skating Club and performed in shows together.
A very special thanks goes out to all the ladies who helped take care of Molly while she was able to stay in her home, to the Clover Manor and their staff who made her stay with them such a safe loving and good experience. To the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and the private duty ladies. To her granddaughter Lorraine who was a great help to her Nana, but also a great help to her parents.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roger M. Luke on November 16, 1996, one son, William Luke on August 1, 1997.
She is survived by one son, Sandy Luke and his wife Audrey of Oxford, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church, Washington Street, Bath. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. The entrance to the cemetery is off the Old Brunswick Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street, Bath, 04530 or to a charity on one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.