Milda McAlister
Milda McAlister
  • October 18, 1925 - September 22, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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Milda A. McAlister, died peacefully on September 22, 2017 at Clover Manor. Howe's Corner, in Turner, is where she was born, on October 18, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Albina Pratt. She attended Turner Grammar School and Leavitt Institute, where she graduated in 1943. She worked at R.I.Mitchell, Beckerman Shoe, and most of her career she worked as a bookkeeper with Gould & Scammon/Inefco International for 41 years. Dancing she loved, playing basketball in the forward position, was her other love, where she greatly excelled in both. She participated in softball, playing outfield for two years, in which she stated, "I was lousy at." She also participated in Junior Drama, L.I.H.E Club, Secretary of S.A. A., Class Editor and Girls' Sports Editor. In Junior High, she participated in the 4H Club where she learned her skill in sewing. She was very meticulous in her creation of clothing and received many compliments on the quality of her handy work. Another creative asset was in her knitting. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and we all enjoyed eating her fresh, plump raspberries. In her senior years, as a member of Court Street Baptist Church, she was very involved in making aprons, to be used to raise funds to support girls and women who were being sold into sex trafficking. She also worked weekly in the clothing giveaway program at the church and made herself available to care for the children who came in with their parents, also helping and supplying goodies for the meetings and meals at the church. Served as a volunteer driver supplying transportation to cancer patients for their Doctor's appointments and a faithful giver of all she had to give, always willing to lend a hand when someone was in need. She was a woman of great Faith and was a great example! She very much loved her family, and her church family, who were a big part of her life and enjoyment. She is a Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother who will be greatly missed! She left behind a son, Lewis McAlister of Auburn, daughter, Sandra Gowell of New Gloucester; six Grandchildren, Lewis McAlister, Jr. Janis Terison, Timothy McAlister, and Rebecca Grant, Maurice Gowell, Crystal Jordan, and 7 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great, Great Grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Burton McAlister, George Bray, sisters, Marie Adams, and Virginia Emerson and a brother, Orison Pratt. Visitation Fortin Auburn Thursday Sept28 from 9-11 AM. Funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral Home. Committal will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park. If you would like to contribute to a cause in lieu of flowers, Mother would love to see it go to the current work of the restoration of the stained glass windows of the Court Street Baptist Church 112 Court St. Auburn Maine 04210. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545