Honoring some of the other remarkable women of
and the State of Maine
by telling a few of their
Come tour the house and view
all the exhibits, browse our scrapbook collection and albums.
92 Main Street in
Kezar Falls Village
FMI call 625-7019
One of our favorite local remarkable ladies included
in this exhibit is Dottie Locke.
Dorothy Gilman Locke(1921-2016)
Gilman, known to most as Dottie, only child of Arthur and Olive (Gray) Gilman
was born in Porter, Maine on the family farm which would remain her life-long
home. Unlike most farm girls of the time, Dottie attended the University of
Maine Orono receiving a degree in Education in 1942.
worked for Piscataqua & York County 4-H Extensions, taught four years at
Cornish High School, then fourteen years at Sacopee Valley High School teaching
home economics to many still living.
importantly, Dottie exemplifies the truth that one need not do extraordinary
things to be an extraordinary person.While working full-time, maintaining a busy household with her husband
Clayton Locke, and the mother of two she still found time to work for the
betterment of her community through her work with the Porter Grange, Riverside
Methodist Church, LMR Club, Porter Union Workers and Parsonsfield-Porter
Historical Society among others.
was skilled at sewing, knitting and a wonderful cook and used these skills
often in her community service. She was known for years as "the pie lady".
passed away Sept. 19, 2016 at the age of 95. Dottie's portrait in First Person Rural: A Portrait of a Maine Town by Patricia Turner