MARION TRIMBLE VAN AKEN BOOTHBAY HARBOR – Marion Trimble Van Aken of Ocean Point, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, in the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, after a brief illness. The wife of the late Leslie S. Van Aken of Dover-Foxcroft, she was 98 years of age. Mrs. Van Aken was born April 21, 1905, in Calais, the daughter of Clarence and Frances (Haycock) Trimble. She attended Calais Public Schools, Bradford Academy, and was a graduate of Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. She started her elementary teaching career in Livermore Falls, and later taught in Calais and Dover-Foxcroft. After her husband’s death in 1948, she owned and operated the Riverside Greenhouse in Dover-Foxcroft, and then returned briefly to teaching. She was active in many women’s service clubs including the Cosmopolitan, Percolator, and the Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church. She also served on the Joint Board of Education for Foxcroft Academy. After her retirement, Marion moved to her home in Ocean Point. She was active in and President of the Wilson Memorial Chapel Association and also served on the Board of Directors of the Ocean Point Association. Her special love was her seaside garden, which attracted wide acclaim, including being featured in several Anne Killian designs and on the cover of the L.L. Bean Catalog. Marion wintered in Winchester, Mass., with her son Peter, his late wife Carol, and her grandchildren, Christina and David, with whom she spent many pleasant afternoons teaching them how to bake sweets. She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Belmont, Mass., and was active in their Circle Five Women’s group. She is survived by a son, Peter T. Van Aken of Winchester, Mass., and his wife, Candace; a granddaughter, Christina of El Cerrito, Calif.; and a grandson, David of Cambridge, Mass.; also by her extended Trimble family including the Hilton and Reynolds clans of Southport, and the Willis clan in Canada. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the United Church of Christ/Congregational Church in Dover-Foxcroft, with Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Dover Cemetery. A memorial service will be celebrated next summer at the Wilson Memorial Chapel in Ocean Point. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Wilson Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 291, East Boothbay 04544. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft.