LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Marion (Newcomb) Pickett died July 6, 2006, peacefully at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born May 23, 1924, in Lincoln, to Gertrude and Garfield Newcomb. She grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School in 1942. She graduated from Fisher Secretarial School in Boston, where she met and married her husband, Morris J. Pickett. Marion did charity work for the Los Angeles Audubon Society and loved wildlife. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years in 1998, and her son, David, in 1988. She is survived by three children, Linda (Pickett) Friedman of New Mexico, Charles Pickett and Roger Pickett, both of California; grandchildren, Jordan and Ruchell Alexander, Julian Friedman, Benjamin, Charlotte, and Sean Pickett; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. July 15 at St. John Presbyterian Church, 1100 National Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Los Angeles Audubon Society, Attn: Martha Balkan, P.O. Box 931057, Los Angeles, CA 90063-1057, or call 1-323-876-0202.