COLUMBIA FALLS and BANGOR – Margery M. Dean, 79, beloved wife of William E. Dean, died April 1, 2004, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Nov. 2, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Vivian Mahan. Her life was devoted to her family and friends. She was well noted for her quick wit and tall tales. In the past year she became deeply involved in greeting the troops at Bangor International Airport, missing only 21 out of 365 flights. She loved family gatherings, camping and the annual Christmas parties. Margery now greets our fallen heroes at the gates of heaven. She is survived by daughters, Janice and Merton Allen and family, Jayne and Warren Aherns and family, Diane “Twiggy” and James Law and family; sons, Wayne and Elaine Merritt and family, Michael and Juanita Merritt and family, Mark and Vicki Dean and family, Timothy and Velma Dean and family, Billy and Peggy Dean and family; a stepson, Warren Merritt and family, 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents; and four brothers, Clyde, George, Robert and Arthur Jr. There will be a memorial service 2 p.m., April 10, 2004 at the Columbia Falls Community Room.