Oakland: Althea G. Jewett passed from this earthly life, July 21,2012, on her father Donald s birthday, at Lakewood Nursing Home, where she had been residing for the last year and a half. Althea Gertrude Joyce Jewett was born June 30, 1924 at home in Atlantic, Swans Island, Maine. After attending school on the island to grade 8, her parents Donald and Lina (Gordon) Joyce moved to Rockport, Maine so she could go to high school there, as there was no high school on Swans Island. While living in Rockport, her father Donald named two of his Fishing Draggers after Althea the Althea Joyce and the Althea J. Althea graduated from Rockport high school and then attended Farmington Normal School, graduating in 1946. In 1948 Althea married Theodore Jewett and moved to Oakland Maine where she has lived ever since. While in Oakland, Althea taught Home Economics, at the high school, and later 7th and then 4th grade at the Tapley School. She retired from teaching in 1982. Althea leaves behind a daughter Carol J. Brewster and her husband Elbert Brewster of Oakland, their two children Andrea and her husband , and Donald of Portland, Oregon, and her son Alan Jewett, who lives in Hudson Maine. She is also survived by her cousin Stephen Joyce and wife Barbara of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Althea was a very active member of the Oakland United Baptist Church and will miss her friends Pearle Estes and Edith Cunningham. She has been battling all the difficulties of growing older since Thanksgiving, 2010, but has always kept her sense of humor. Special thanks are offered by Althea s family to the Evergreen Unit at the Woodlands, and the folks who saved her life at Lakewood. Thanks are also extended to her good neighbor Glen Joseph and her church friends who offered her their help and support. Althea has always been a determined person and a fighter and worked hard to overcome much difficulty in her life. She remains one of the longest lived persons to have received and recovered from the Whipple Surgical procedure which she had done over 18 years ago. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church scholarship fund or to the Waterville Humane Society. Friends are invited to visit 6-8 PM on Friday July 27 at Wheeler Funeral Home 26 Church St. Oakland. Persons attending her funeral at the Oakland United Baptist Church at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 28 are asked to bring a stuffed animal to place around her casket. They will later be donated to the Oakland Police Station and the Waterville Homeless Shelter.