MACHIASPORT – Marion Augusta (Beale) Dodge, 92, died March 19, 2008, at the Machiasport home, where she was born April 24, 1915 to Melcher and Eva (Hawkins) Beale. Marion was a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School. During school days, she lived with the family adjacent to the Two Lights, where her father served in the Coast Guard. She grew up summers on the farm at Marsh Stream in Machiasport, where she lived afterwards for the rest of her life, raising sheep for the better part of 60 years. Marion also worked at various jobs in the Machias area, including many years as a helper and usher at the old Colonial Theater. Marion most enjoyed tending her farm, raising a garden, and especially shepherding her flock of sheep. Her farming life spanned the transition from draft horse to tractor, scythe to mower, and pitch fork to bailer. She was a proficient boat woman, and enjoyed trips up and around Little Kennebec Bay. In her younger days, Marion would often swim across Little Kennebec Bay and back. She also enjoyed snowmobiling throughout the area. In her later years, Marion enjoyed crossword puzzles and daily trips to MacDonald’s for coffee. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Leonard F. Dodge, whom she married in 1943, and who passed away in 1962. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Blanche Herbert and Verna Hall. She is survived by her sister, Helen Andrews; her brother, Keith Beale; as well as many nieces and nephews. Per Marion’s wishes, no formal funeral will be held.