ETNA – Grace S. (Curtis) Pushor, 84, died March 9, 2012, at a Bangor nursing home. She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Dexter, a daughter of Frank and Chastie (Hall) Curtis, and was brought up in the home of Perley and Agnes Sylvester of Etna.

Grace graduated from Carmel High School and Gorham State Teacher’s College with a degree in education. She married Merton Pushor of Exeter, and traveled to many places with him while he was in the service. She taught school in North Carolina, Germany, Bangor, Hartland, Etna, Dixmont, Carmel, Levant and the Newport school systems. Settling in Newport, she and Bruce raised her children, two boys and a girl. She retired from teaching and later went back to substitute teaching, and working for state programs in the school systems in Etna, Carmel and Levant.

She was predeceased by her husband of many years, Merton B. Pushor, in 1998; and her oldest son, Curtis A. Pushor, in 1997. She is survived by a daughter, Monica Horr and husband, Mark, of Etna; son, Bruce Pushor and wife, Cora, of Orland; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, with Associate Pastor John Mills officiating. Spring burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Etna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written condolences at