Washburn Memorial Library Memorials & Gifts
2018 - 2022
Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to our
Memorial Fund. These gifts are listed by year.
In memory of Joyce Fox, donation of memorial gift, Birds & Blooms magazine, given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Jessie & Jeremy Fox a donation of Children's Books, given by Rita Kingsbury.
Love of Quilting magazine, given by Rita Kingsbury in honor of Stichin' N' Givin' (Quilting group).
Jackie Pribble monetary donation for the Children's Library.
In memory of Louise Cole a monetary donation of a knitting magazine, The Knitter, given by Hannah Carter & Alexandra Weeks.
In memory of precious lives taken by suicide, Mildred Bennett donated the book, Unthinkable.by Jamie Raskin.
In memory of Louise Cole and her appreciation of mystery novels. the Washburn Teacher's Association donated, The Maid: A Novel, by Nita Prose, and Mystery on Macomber Hill, by John F. Jr. Balser.
Donated by Vicki Woodbrey, for Elizabeth Boyd, in memory of her grandmother, Mary Alice Boyd. Among the books purchased with Mrs. Woodbrey's donation, are as follows:
Socks, by Beverly Cleary
What Cat Is That? by Tish Rabe
Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the Meow Society, by Betsy Byars
Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate
Pete The Kitty, by James Dean
In memory of Virginia Hews, Bette & Tom Olson donated the books: Glory Over Everything and The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grimmsom.
In memory of Betty Umphrey, Bette & Tom Olson donated the books: Deep Creek, by Pam Houston, and Relax into Yoga for Seniors, by Kimberly Carson.
Jacqlyn O'Clair donated memorial funds to purchase the following books:
In memory of her Husband, Calvin O'Clair:
Hilo Book series, 1 - 5 (children's books), by Judd Winick
The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo 's Child, by Julia Donaldson
The Lost Girls of Ireland (heartwarming novel), by Susanne O'Leary
Paris Time Capsule, by Ella Carey
The Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny Colgan
In memory of Eric Thibodeau:
Hogwarts Library (Trio Book Set), by J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grinwald, by J.K. Rowling
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
Kimberly & Jeffery McBurnie gave an annual monetary gift donation to the Washburn Memorial Library.
Warrena & Carroll Bragg donated a memorial book in honor of, Ronnie Bragg and his love for carpentry:
Backyard Building (Building Tree Houses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, & Other Garden Projects), by Jean Stiles
Anna Bragg gave a memorial donation in honor and memory of Tim Hill:
I Need a Hug, by Aaron Blabey
The Froggies Do Not Want to Sleep, by Adam Gustovson
The 14 Day New Keto Cleanse, by JJ Smith
From Freezer to Table, by Polly Conner
The Rotary Club of Washburn donated the memorial book, American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History, by Darin Holmstrom, in memory of Dana L. Woodman,
Donna & Robert Umphrey donated memorial books in honor of Tim Hill:
The Forest of Vanishing Stars: A Novel, by Kristen Harmel
The Deverill Chronicles (Books 1 -4), by Santa Montefiore
Unlocking Lyme, by William Rawls, MD
Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci
Alex & Mark Weeks, and Hannah Carter donated memorial books in honor of Tim Hill. These books were chosen in honor of his appreciation for storytelling, traveling, and photography:
Menace in the Mist, by Janet Wylie (Maine author)
Take My Hand, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Memories Are an Old Man's Toys, by Elayne Telliani
Everyday Resilience, by Gail Gazelle, MD
National Geographic: Rarely Seen, by National Geographic
National Geographic: Destination of a Lifetime, by National Geographic
A generous donation was given by Sandra Woodman toward the Washburn Memorial Library and our book collections.
Londa & Gene Brown donated a memorial book in honor of Tim Hill: The Last Cuentista, by Donna Barba Higuera
Jacqlyn O'clair and Family purchased the following books and puzzle in memory of Gwen Thompson and her love for gardening. flowers, and children:
Gardens Maine Style, by Rebecca, Sawyer-Fay
Container Gardening for Beginners, by Tammy Wylie
Antique Garden Greenhouse, 500-piece puzzle
Finding Winnie, The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, by Lindsay Mattick
The following books were purchased in memory of Jana Whitten with a generous donation from William & Tracy Whitten:
My Moms Love Me, by Anna Membrino
Hurricane Child, by Kacen Callender
We Shall Overcome, by Bryan Collier
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, by Joanna Ho
The following books were purchased in memory of Thomas "Tim" Mason Hill, from Vicki & Deryle Sponberg:
Backyard Bird Photography, by Matthew Tekulsky
National Geographic Phot Basics: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Great Photography, by Joel Sartore
A donation was given by Shirley Umphrey, Marc Umphrey, Ryan Umphrey, and Stephanie Umphrey in memory of Tim Hill, Bill Maynard, and Louise Cole.
The following books were given in honor of Tim Hill, and his love for writing, editing, and children:
Knight Owl, by Christopher Denise
Counting to Bananas, by Carrie Tillotson
ABC Dinosaurs in Space Science Book for Kids, by Sebastiano Press
The Moose Who Went to the Moon, by Rachel Dutton
The following books were given in honor of Louise Cole and her love for teaching and mystery novels:
The Last Altruist: A Maine Mystery, by Richard J. Cass
The Deep, Deep Snow, by Brian Freeman
The Girl Who Survived, by Lisa Jackson
The following books were given in honor of Bill Maynard, and his love for potato farming:
The Ultimate Potato Book, by Bruce Weinstein
How to Grow Potatoes, by Jason Johns
Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked- Fried too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, by Raghaven Iyer
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast, by Marie Iannatti
A donation from Jane Humphrey, in memory of Keith Wilson Humphrey and Timothy Humphrey:
The Marriage Portrait: A novel, O'Farrell, Maggie
Nothing Ventured (William Warwick Novels), Archer, Jeffrey
The Dark Hours (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel), Connelly, Michael
The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel), Connelly, Michael
Dark Sacred Night (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel), Connelly, Michael
The Late Show, Connelly, Michael
A generous donation from Northeast Packaging Company was given to Washburn Memorial Library
A generous donation from Donna & Robert Umphrey was given to Washburn Memorial Library
A generous donation from Jackie Pribble was given to the Washburn Memorial Children's Library
A donation from Adam & Julie Doody was given, in memory of Kay Brown: In Five Years (Large print), by Rebecca Serle
A generous donation was given from David & Joanne Lavway in loving memory of Kay Brown:
The Cactus (large print), by Sarah Haywood
The Brighter the Light, by Mary Ellen Taylor
A Feather on the Water, by Lindsay Jane Ashford
The Girl in His Shadow, by Audrey Blake
Without a Trace, by Danielle Steel
The Best is Yet to Come, by Debbie Macomber
A Cup of Silver Linings, by Karen Hawkins
In memory of Verdie Fox, a memorial of gifts, Joanne Fluke series, given by Rotary Club of Washburn.
In memory of Jessie & Jeremy Fox, donation of memorial gifts of board books and Backyard Birding Adventure and Backpack Explorer, given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Joyce Fox, donation of memorial gift, Birds & Blooms magazine, given by Rita Kingsbury.
McCalls' Quilting Magazine, given by Stichin' N' Givin' (Quilting group).
In memory of George Doody, donation of a memorial gift, American Axe, by Brett McLeod.
In memory of Earl "Skip" Bennett, donation of memorial gifts, The Pioneers, Homes of Caribou. The Old Photographs series: Presque Isle, Caribou, and New Sweden. given by Millie Bennett.
In memory of Alton A. Bragg, donation of a memorial gift, Quiet Water- Maine, given by Caroll & Warrena Bragg.
In memory of Norma Hitchcock, the following memorial books were given as gifts:
Blind Tiger, by Sandra Brown, and The Jailhouse Lawyer, by James Patterson, given by Jane Humphrey
Scribble Stones Art Guide, by Diane Alber and Final Options, by Clive Cussler, given by Mavis Churchill.
The President's Daughter, by James Patterson. Shawshank Redemption and Rita Hayworth, by Stephen King. Camino Winds, by John Grisham. Quantum, by Patricia Cornwell. Given by Keith & Jill Thibeau.
Never Let a Dinosaur Scribble, by Diane Alber. Unstoppable, by Adam Rex, given Warrena Forbes.
This Way, by Caron Levis. Never Let a Unicorn Scribble, by Diane Alber. A Little Spot Wears a Mask, by Diane Alber. 52 Weeks of Dishcloths, by Knit Picks. Foolproof Flower Embroidery, by Jennifer Clouston. Given by Kenneth & Carolynn Phelps.
Table Runner Roundup, by Amelia Johanson. The Ultimate Granny Square Sourcebook, by Joke Vermeiren. Neighbors, by Danielle Steel. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, by Tieghan Gerard. Given by The Moccia Family.
True North: Finding the Essence of Aroostook, by Kathryn Olmstead. More Gifts from Leisure Village, by Writers & Friends. The Lowering Days, by Gregory Brown. Going to the Grocery Store, by Alan Walker. Given by Fred & Helen Tompkins, and Donna & Andy Turner.
In memory of Norma Hitchcock, a donation of the memorial gift: Large Book Display Piece, given by Denise & Ann Hebert.
In memory of Eric Thibodeau, a donation of memorial books, Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, Illustrated, and Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire, Illustrated, by J.K. Rowlings, given by Jackie O'Clair.
In memory of Calvin O'Clair, a donation to the WML for support, given by Jackie O'Clair.
Donation given by Jeffery C. McBurnie to support needs of WML.
In memory of Autumn Creasey, a donation of the memorial gift of, At Home in Maine, by Brian Vanden Brink, given by Christie Cochran.
In memory of Natalie Broad, a donation of the memorial gift, Extraordinary Nurses Throughout History, by various authors given by Louise & Kenneth L. Dean
In memory of Timothy Humphrey, a donation of memorial gifts of, Human Kind, by Brad Aronson, The Wish, by Nicholas Sparks, Where the Forest Meets the Stars, by Glendy Vanderah. All given by Jane Humphrey.
In memory of Keith Wilson Humphrey, a donation of the memorial gifts, Woodlawn, by Todd Gerelds, The T2 Method, by Tom Brady, The Soul of A Team, by Tony Dungy. Given by Jane Humphrey.
In memory of Connie Gagnon, the following memorial books were given as gifts:
The Smart Cookie, and The Good Egg, by Jory John, The Fascinating Ocean Book for Kids, by Bethanie Hestermann, The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids, by Ginjer Clarke, The Fascinating Science Book for Kids, by Kevin Kurtz, How to Catch the Tooth Fairy and How to Catch a Dragon, by Adam Wallace, Peanut Butter & Cupcake, by Terry Border. Given by Rod & Barb Leach, Matt & Heidi Nightingale, Andy & Kristi Bray.
The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher. In memory of Connie Gagnon. Given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Howard Sperrey, a memorial gift of the book, Love Cares, by Charles Towne. Given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Frederick Tompkins, a memorial gift of, The Complete Manual Woodworking, by Albery Jackson, and The Why & How of Woodworking, by Michael Pekovich. Given by the Town Council of Washburn
In memory of John Laskey, Muscle Cars given by Art & Charlotte Griffin.
In memory of Calvin O'Claire, a memorial gift for books given by Jackie O'Clair.
In memory of Eric Thibodeau, a memorial gift for books given by Jackie O'Clair.
In memory of Margaret Joyce Turner, a memorial gift for books given by JoAnn Hubbard.
In memory of Ruth Duncan, memorial gifts for the children's room.
Given by Constance Duncan & Betty McKenna
Given by Floyd F. Huston
Given by Mavis Churchill
Given by Gene & Londa Brown
Given by Pat, Sue, Tyler & Elizabeth Boys
Given by David & Nancy Tarr
Given by Heidi Johnson Joshi
Given by James & Lori McKeen
Given by Donald & Janet Peary
In memory of Colleen (Meister) Blackstone, Happy Birthday Maine by Lynn Plourde, given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Bill Tactikos, a memorial gift for the new children's section given by Mark & Jackie Shaw.
In memory of Gwendolyn McBurnie, a gift to the memorial fund given by Jeffrey McBurnie.
In memory of Phyllis Blackstone, Though None Go With Me by Barry Blackstone (her son), given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Leigh (Arnie) Devoe, Reflections of a Maine Cop; The Detective in the Dooryard by Tim Cotton, given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Arnie Devoe, Bus Drivers, given by Bob & Penny Miller.
In memory of Eunice Carman, Veterinarians, given by Bob & Penny Miller.
In memory of Skip Jardine, a gift to the memorial fund given by Harry & Odette Taylor.
In memory of Tim Humphrey, The Bear and the Fern, Scribble Stones, Sticks, Spots and I'm Not Just a Scribble given by Jane Humphrey.
In memory of Ellen Tarr, Neal Flewelling and John Veeneman, Here in the Garden given by Donald and Karen Flewelling.
In memory of Dorothy Fernald (daughter of Myrtle Smith), gift to the memorial fund given by Robert and Donna Umphrey.
In memory of George Doody, American Axe: The Tool That Shaped a Continent given by Dave and Joanne Lavway.
In memory of Joyce Fox, Birds & Blooms Magazine given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Jessie and Jeremy Fox, I Look Up To Michelle Obama, I Look Up To Oprah Winfrey, I Look Up To Misty Copeland, I Look Up To Serena Williams, I Look Up To Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Backyard Birding Adventure: What's In Your Yard?, Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch: What Will You Find?, and Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will I Find? given by Rita Kingsbury.
In honor of Washburn's Stitchin N Givin quilting group, McCall's Quilting Magazine given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Earl “Skip” Bennett, The Pioneer Homes of Caribou and The Old Photographs series: Presque Isle, Caribou and New Sweden given by Mildred Bennett.
In memory of Alton A. Bragg, Quiet Water Maine given by Carroll and Warrena Bragg.
In memory of Verdie Fox, a memorial donation given by the Washburn Rotary Club.
In memory of Doug Everett, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? By Brianna Caplan Sayres and The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler given by David and Tammi Easler.
In honor of Shawn D. Nichols, Nichols by Shawn D. Nichols given by Camille Charette Doebener.
In memory of Jessie and Jeremy Fox, Read, Learn & Create—The Nature Craft Book by Clare Beaton, Backyard Birds (Field Guides for Young Naturalists by Karen Stray Nolting, National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America, Birdwatching for Kids by George H. Harrison and 100 Facts Birds by Jinny Johnson given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Joyce Fox Birds and Blooms Magazine given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Timothy Humphrey, Surrender, New York, Killing Time and The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr given by Jane Humphrey.
In memory of Dale Rossignol given by Falicia Rossignol :
The Complete Red Green Series 15 seasons; The Three Stooges Collection- Curly Classics, Spook Louder, All the World's a Stooge
The Three Stooges Collection 2- Three Smart Saps, Cops and Robbers, G.I. Stooge; Married with Children Seasons 1- 11; Buck; The Greater Glory
The Animal, The Road Fury Collection- Population Z, Cyber Vengeance, Steel Frontier, Defcon 2012, Delirium Walk the Line; Return to Lonesome Dove
Airbud Spikes Back, Airbud Seventh Inning Stretch
Duck Dynasty Season One; Duck Dynasty Season Two
Guns- The Evolution of Fire Arms
Fantasy and Action 6 movies- Beastmaster, Beowulf, Dragon Quest, Midnight Chronicles, Merlin & the War of the Dragons, Warriors of Virtue
10 Action Movies: Treasure Raiders, Fast Track, Hellbinders, Universal Squadrons, Distortion, Recon, Payback, This Thing of Ours, Good Girl Bad Girl, Mad Bad
Fantasy Collection- Merlin the Return, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, Merlin's Apprentice, The Magic Sword
Fantasy Pack- Merlin & The War of the Dragons, King Arthur- the Young Warlord, the Excalibur Kid, Sword of Lancelot
Law Abiding Citizen
Tom Clancy's Netforce, Terminal Countdown, Crash Dive, Hangmen, Code Name Dancer, The President's Plane is Missing, Infinite Justice, My little Assassin, A Perfect Get Away
Rescue Adventures Collection- The Legend of Cougar Canyon, George!, Night of the Wolf, Poco: Little Dog Lost, Toby McTeague
Western Collection- Santana Killed Them All, Holy Water Joe, Buffalo Bill, Dig Your Grave: Santana is Coming, After Harvest
4 Family Classics- Lost in the Barrens, Rugged Gold, Pony Express Rider, Baker's Hawk
The Net; Touched
In memory of Graydon "Buck" Buckingham, a monetary gift to the memorial fund from Kimberly and Shawn Cote and James R. Conant.
In memory of Ellen Tarr, memorial money for children's books given by David & Nancy Tarr.
In memory of Elizabeth Sines, Lifesize by Sophy Henn, given by Sarah and Isaac Sines.
In honor of Courtney Howe, Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith, given by Lois Walton.
In memory of Nada Theriault, Return to Moose River by Earl Brechlin, given by Gene & Londa Brown.
In memory of Eugene B. Brown, Sr., a garden bench, given by Kay Brown, Gene & Londa Brown, Vicki & Deryle Sponberg, Cheryl & Winston Shenkle, Joanne & David Lavway, and Brenda Turner.
In memory of Eric Thibodeau, The Invisible String by Patrice Karst; I miss you: a first look at death by Pat Thomas; and When I'm with Jesus: for any child with a loved one in Heaven by Kimberly Rae, given by Jackie O'Clair.
In memory of Gwen and Gary McBurnie, a gift to the memorial fund from Jeremy McBurnie.
In memory of Mrs. Frederick (Lila) Martin, Proof of Guilt, A Fine Summer's Day, A Question of Honor & A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd, given by Harold Marr.
In memory of Bruce Turner, Car & Driver Magazine, given by Burrells Luce.
In memory of Dana McHatten, The Week by Week Vegetable Gardner's Handbook; Make the most of your Growing Season by Jennifer Kujawski and Preserving Summer's Bounty by Rodale Food Center, given by Ellsworth and Dolores Woodman.
In memory of Fred Clayton, The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg, given by Ellsworth and Dolores Woodman.
In memory of Joyce Fox, Birds and Blooms Magazine given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Jessie & Jeremy Fox, Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester; I will never, not ever, eat a tomato by Lauren Child and Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Tim Humphrey, Becoming by Michelle O'Bama, Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech, Gifted Hands, Kids edition; the Ben Carson Story by Gregg Lewis, Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, So B. It by Sarah Weeks, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amer Towles, and Handcrafted; a woodworker's story by Clint Harp, given by Jane Humphrey.
In memory of Louis Laforge, The Ride of my life: a fight to survive pancreatic cancer by Bob Brown, given by Rinette Harrison.
Proceeds from the Trunk or Treat event sponsored by McIntosh Law Office. The library was the chosen recipient.
In memory of Louise McCall, a gift to the memorial fund given by Laura, Aaron, Mason and McCall Turner.
In memory of Elizabeth Sines, Woodland Creatures by Emily Bone, given by Sarah and Isaac Sines.
In memory of Helen Armstrong, a gift to the memorial fund given by George Seward, Noreen McIntosh, Lesly and Jerry McIntosh, Coleen and Ed Slater, Bridget and Michael Wolland, Rosco McIntosh, and Scott and Sharon McIntosh.
In memory of Stacey “Goose” Griffin, Gridiron Genius by Michael Lombardi, given by Adam and Julie Doody.
In memory of Audrey Bell, The Sewing Book by Alison Smith, given by Robert Bell.
In memory of Christina Lavway, Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup, given by Gene and Londa Brown.
In memory of Wilmot “Bill” Flewelling, The Good Neighbor; The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, given by the Salmon Brook Historical Society.
In memory of James David Rand, Wilderness by Hannah Pang Curiousitree Natural World by A. J. Wood, and Animals: a Visual Encyclopedia by Animal Plant, given by the Easler Family.
In memory of Jessie and Jeremy Fox, Clouds and Rain by Marion Dane Bauer, given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Joyce Fox, Birds & Blooms magazine, given by Rita Kingsbury.
In memory of Richard Porter, Stay Hidden by Paul Doiron, given by Burt and Carlene Donovan.
In memory of Christina Lavway, Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, given by Burt and Carlene Donovan.
In memory of Lila Martin, Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves given by Harold Marr.
In memory of Neal Flewelling, Guitarmaking by William R. Cumpiano and Making an Archtop Guitar by Robert Benedetto, given by the Board of Trustees of Washburn Memorial Library.
In memory of Alton Bragg, The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin given by the Dumont Family, Paul, Diane, Damian and Isaiah.
Gifts given by Jeff and Cheryl Wark : a Simple Touch Nook Reader, a Nook light, an i-pad keypad, and an i-pad cover.
In memory of Gwendolyn M. Churchill McBurnie, a gift to the memorial fund from Jeff and Kim McBurnie.
In memory of Calvin O'Clair, a gift to the memorial fund from Jacqlyn O'Clair. A new circulation bar code scanner was purchased with this gift.
In memory of Eric Thibodeau, a gift for books about fishing, hunting, and Harry Potter from Aunt Jackie O'Clair. The following books were purchased: Harry Swotter: A Harry Potter Quiz Book by Rich Jepson, The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter by Allan Zola Kronzek, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Caldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory by Dinah Bucholz, The Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook: 101 Combacks For The Wicked Wizards and Witches In Your Life by Birdy Jones.
This WML website is in memory of my father-in-law, Eugene B. Brown, Sr., who worked hard along with other Rotarians to raise money in order to build our library. Given by Londa Brown.