BATH — Violet Juanita Waggoner, 90, of 595 High Street in Bath, went to be with the Lord at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with her family by her side. Juanita was born February 2, 1924, in Monterey, TN, the daughter of Richard and Angeline (Long) Bledsoe.

She was married to James Waggoner on April 5, 1945, in Baltimore, MD. He predeceased her in April of 1957 in a plane crash on Brunswick Naval Air Station. Juanita served as a WAVE during World War II.

She had owned and ran a beauty salon in her home for 20 years, and later worked parttime at Morse High School and also at the Curtis Library. Mrs. Waggoner was a member of the Foursquare Church for many years and was also a longtime member of the American Legion.

 

 

Juanita enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. She especially loved baking for family and friends. When she cooked there was always enough food for 20 people, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with family and friends. Juanita just loved the simple things in life and will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, James Waggoner, a son James D. Waggoner, a brother Richard Bledsoe and his wife Yolanda and two sisters, Faye Bledsoe and Mary Bledsoe.

Survivors include a brother Carl and his wife Ruby Bledsoe of Harriman, TN, a son Paul D. and his wife Donna Waggoner of Brunswick, ME, a daughter Barbara Jean and her husband Chuck Bush of Tennessee, daughter-inlaw Luisanna Waggoner and a number of grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Nace officiating. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday in Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Juanita’s memory to the Bath Foursquare Gospel Church, 405 Centre Street, Bath, ME 04530. Online condolences may be made by visiting Juanita’s memorial page at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.