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CAROLYN ATHERTON Obituary
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CAROLYN TOZIER ATHERTON, of Sugarland, Texas, formerly of Portland, Me and Schenectady, NY, died peacefully at home on October 19, 2011. Carolyn was born on January 21, 1926 in Unity, Maine to Lloyd and Alberta Tozier. Carolyn "Cal" graduated from Farmington State Teachers College in 1948 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Atherton taught the primary grades in Kittery and Bangor, ME, Brookline, MA, and Schenectady, NY for a total of 21 years. Cal married M. Manning Atherton in 1951. They shared a special bond for 41 years until his death in 1992. In 2000 Cal moved to Houston, TX to be near her daughter, Ann.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Carolyn was predeceased by her sister, Charlotte Foster, and her brother, John Tozier. She is survived by her three children, Emma Jane Murphy of Londonderry, NH, Ann Atherton Poulin of Missouri City, TX, Mark Atherton of Cleveland, OH, and their spouses Michael Poulin and Linda Atherton. She also leaves her brother William Tozier and wife Carolyn of Hallowell, Maine, grandchildren Taylor Poulin, Katelyn Atherton, Libby Poulin, Blake Atherton, and Graham Atherton, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2012 in Unity, Maine. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to the LAM Foundation, 4015 Executive Drive, Suite 320, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (www.thelamfoundation.org)

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 23, 2011
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