Obituary for Marjorie G. McCauslin
Millinocket – Marjorie G. McCauslin, 91, wife of the late John R. Mccauslin, Jr., died Saturday,
October 21, 2017 at a Needham, Massachusetts health care facility. She was born April 17, 1926
in Patten, the daughter of Given L. and Minnie M. (Stewart) Gardner.
Marjorie grew up in Patten, and spent many happy visits as a young girl with her grandparents
and her aunt Jean Stewart in Linneus. Her father was a game warden, and was transferred to the
Millinocket area when Marjorie was still young. It was while living in Millinocket that Marjorie
met John R. McCauslin, Jr., and after he fought in and returned from World War II, he proposed
and they were married. Following short periods of time living and working in Portland and
Connecticut, John took work at the Great Northern Paper Company back in Millinocket, where
they returned and raised their family. Marjorie worked as a beautician in Millinocket, and
especially enjoyed doing hair for ladies who were not able to get out in their own homes.
Marjorie and John built a camp on South Twin Lake, using the logs they cut from the land they
cleared for the structure. Many happy summers were spent at the lake raising the family and also
in later years. She was a member of the Rebekah’s. John was a past commander of the V.F.W.
Post, and Marjorie was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. They were very active
participants in V.F.W. events, and frequently won the Annual Halloween Costume contest. A
longtime communicant of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Marjorie was also a member of the
Vestry there. Marjorie was very crafty with her hands, and made beautiful quilts. She also loved
to knit, and, in recent years, made many beautiful pictures by using adult coloring books, which
she enjoyed handing out to people who visited or she encountered. She will be missed by all
who knew her.
Marjorie is survived by two children, Scott McCauslin of Brookline, Massachusetts, and Janice
Watson and her husband, Bill of Tallahassee, Florida; a former daughter in law, Karen Coon and
her husband John of Grindstone; two grandchildren, Lucas McCauslin and Melissa Reynolds; ten
great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Philip Gardner of Ohio; and many
nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, and her husband, Marjorie was
predeceased by a son, Gordon McCauslin, a granddaughter, Amy Tredway, and three brothers,
Clayton, Laurel, and Hartley.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 10-11 A.M. Friday, October 27 in the Guild Room at
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 40 Highland Avenue, Millinocket. Funeral services will begin
at 11 A.M. at the church, with interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery after. Gifts in
memory of Marjorie may be sent to the General Fund at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 40
Highland Avenue, Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home,