ORLAND – Mary Ann (Johnson) Mayhew, 70, entered into rest Aug. 18, 2012. Born Nov. 29, 1940, in Baton Rouge, La., daughter of Henry and Ruth (Young) Johnson.
She was a graduate of University High School. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a major in Journalism. On July 15, 1967, she married Professor Dean Mayhew from Camden. Mrs. Mayhew was a veteran of several national newspapers including The Bangor Daily News, where she won the Marjorie Mills Award for service to women in New England journalism. She had been a member and was past worthy matron of Riverside Order of the Eastern Star No. 123, Orland.
Surviving is her husband, Professor Dean Mayhew of Orland; two children, Mark Daniel Mayhew of Scarborough and Rebecca Laurel Mayhew Dale of Orland; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Peter Richard Mayhew. The family would like to extend their thanks to Hancock County Homecare and Hospice, to the many private caretakers and friends, and especially to Karen Wardwell, who assisted during Mary’s illness.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Ducktrap Road, Lincolnville. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Mayhew family by visiting their book of memories at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.