YORK — A former state lawmaker who spearheaded a legislative effort that removed billboards from Maine roadways more than three decades ago has died at 94.

Marion Fuller Brown was surrounded by family when she died Friday night at her home in York, according to her daughter, Martha Fuller Clark.

Brown’s daughters attended a legislative hearing in late April to thwart a pair of bills that would roll back the state’s billboard ban. Both bills are still pending.

After leaving the Legislature, Fuller Brown went on to found Scenic America, an organization that’s dedicated to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America’s communities and countryside.

Sen. Susan Collins says people who enjoy Maine’s natural beauty “owe a debt of gratitude to Marion Fuller Brown.”