Amanda Salisbury Ward passed away peacefully at Mid Coast Senior Health Center on Dec. 14, 2013. She was 103 years old, or as she was fond of saying “in her 104th year.”

Born on a farm in Canaan, Maine, on April 27, 1910, Amanda grew up with two older and two younger brothers. She attended Clinton High School, meeting her future husband, Maxwell Ward there. Upon graduation in 1928, she left Maine for a time to attend business school at Bay Path Institute in Springfield, MA, and then stayed on to work in the bursar’s office there.

In 1937 Amanda returned to Maine to marry Maxwell. They settled in Clinton, and Amanda worked for Besse Brothers Tannery as a bookkeeper for many years. Amanda was an active member of the Arcana Literary Club, and served in various capacities including president.

She was also a Past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star, Fireside Chapter #103, and a member of the Mayflower Society.

Upon retirement in 1980, Amanda and Maxwell moved to the family farm in Bowdoinham. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before Maxwell passed away in 2007. Amanda was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Ward Pease.

She is survived by her son, Denham Ward, M.D. of Bowdoinham, and two granddaughters: Rebecca Pease Henning of Hadley, MA, and Hannah Ward of Rochester, NY, as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private, and interment in Clinton will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or to Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick, ME.