HALLOWELL – Mildred Annie Turner Field died peacefully Aug. 29, 2008, with her son and daughter by her side. She died in Hallowell, at Granite Hill Estates, her home for the past eight years. She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Jefferson, the daughter of Brooks S. and Annie Dow Turner, and sister of Melissa, Elizabeth and John, all of whom predeceased her. On July 2, 1938, she married George Marion Field from Detroit. Their marriage lasted nearly 40 years, until George passed away Sept. 4, 1977. Mildred continued to live at their home on Church Hill Road, Augusta, where she resided for a total of 50 years. She graduated from Cony High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1931. She graduated from Farmington Normal School in 1933 and Gorham Normal School in 1934. In 1936 she received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University School of Education. As a young adult she taught elementary grades in various Maine schools and also at the State School for Girls. In later years she worked for the Maine State Retirement System. A member of South Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Augusta and member of the Women’s Guild there, she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also a Girl Scout leader and 4-H club leader, and a member of Augusta Nature Club. Her interest and expertise in recognizing wild flowers was well known and appreciated. She enjoyed painting watercolors and doing various handicrafts. Her enthusiasm for Scrabble, bridge and anagrams enlivened social gatherings for many years. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: her son, Daniel and former wife, Betsey Ives Field, of Bangor, and their three children, Ryan, Ethan, Kelly and husband, Eric Green; and by her daughter, Barbara and husband, Donald Collins, and their children, Jenny and Graham and partner, Alicia White, all of London. Mildred took great interest and pleasure in the lives and visits from many cousins nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In her later years, she and her children cherished the steadfast and generous support of her niece, Catherine Fish Walker, and of Catherine’s sister, Joni Jackson. Mildred often commented on her good fortune at Granite Hills, where a community of friends and staff brought many happy memories. As her health declined she appreciated the devoted care and good company of many helpers, including staff in the Reflections Unit at Granite Hills, from HealthReach Hospice and especially from Valerie Kelley, and Penny Snider and Rachel Austin. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the small chapel at South Parish Congregational Church. Burial will take place later at the cemetery in Detroit. Family members will bring flowers from their gardens. Others may wish to make a donation in Mildred’s memory to a charity of their choice. There will be a gathering for remembrance of Mildred’s life 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Granite Hills. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com.