WATERVILLE – Marie “Pearl” Ogden, 82, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at an Augusta hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born June 12, 1923, in Avondale, New Brunswick, Canada. Pearl and Walter were married in 1942 and during Walter’s 45-year career with Bridge Construction they lived all over the state of Maine, from Presque Isle to Wells. Many years were spent in Gardiner, Farmingdale, and Milford. In addition to raising her family of five, Pearl worked for F.W. Woolworth, Healthtex Manufacturing, and Gardiner General Hospital, where she put to use her exceptional skills as a cook. For several years she also worked for Bridge Construction as the timekeeper on her husband’s jobs. Pearl was a devoted wife and mother; her family always came first in her life. She was loved and adored by all those whose lives she touched. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker, and her favorite hobbies were knitting, crocheting, and quilting. She loved to garden, collect interesting rocks, and visit the seashore. She also enjoyed painting the various wooden objects, which her husband liked to build. They made a great team. Pearl was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Walter S. Ogden; her parents, Cora and William DeLong; her brother, Leo DeLong; grandsons, William, Peter, and James M. Thompson; daughter-in-law, Robin, and great-granddaughter, Liberty Grace. Pearl is survived by her daughter, Elaine M. Thompson and her husband, William, of Gardiner; her four sons, Peter and his wife, Mary-Lou, of Waterville; Walter and his wife, Sharyn, of Monmouth, Stephen of Glenburn, and Jeffrey and his wife, Deborah, of Clinton; two sisters, Geraldine Hennessey and Mary Jovichevich of London, Ontario; two brothers, David and Oran DeLong of Woodstock, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Suzanne and Marcie, Peter Jr. and Scott T., Jennifer and Scott W., Timothy, Renne, and Rebecca, and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Megan and Ian, Mallory and Marissa, Olivia Pearl and Elizabeth Marie, Mercedes and Merissa, and Robyn Lily; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Calvary Four Square Church, Old Brunswick Road, Gardiner, where Pearl was a longtime member and an active participant of the U.F.W. Interment will be at Libby Hill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.