Camden, Maine - Minot Dennett Eaton of Camden, died peacefully February 2, 2013, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.
Born in New York City Oct. 4, 1920, the son of Clarence Walton Eaton and Eunice Dennett Eaton and brought up in the family home in Fairhaven, Mass. Mr. Eaton attended schools in Fairhaven and the William Penn Charter school in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. and left college in early 1942 to enlist in the United States Coast Guard. He served his country for four years in the North Atlantic and Greenland.
Mr. Eaton was active in business and community affairs in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Marion, Mass. (with the American Cancer Society) and Santa Barbara, Calif., serving as President of the Montecito Association and on the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. He was affiliated with East Valley Ranch Company, developers of Birnam Wood Golf Club where he enjoyed membership for many years as well as a cherished and rewarding association with Mr. Robert McLean of Montecito and Philadelphia.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 37 years, Bobbie Chitwood (Hardie) Eaton of Camden, his three children, Mary Eaton Dickerson of Geneva, Ill., Elizabeth Eaton Robins of Hoffman Estates, Ill. and Minot Howard Eaton of Carpinteria, Calif., and four grandchildren, Ryan Eaton and Tyler Eaton of Carpinteria, Elizabeth Dickerson Machak of Batavia, Ill. And Annie Dickerson Eliopoulos of Aurora,Ill. He is also survived by his godson/nephew David H. Bangs of Portsmouth, NH and his niece, Anne Bangs Lowell of Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Eaton was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Eaton Bangs of Marion, Mass., his first wife, Anne Seymour Crouse Eaton, of La Jolla, the loving mother of his three children and his second wife, Violet Amory Eaton of Marion, Mass.
His family wishes to thank members of the Hospice team as well as the caring doctors and nurses of the Pen Bay hospital. A graveside burial of Mr. Eaton's ashes was held at the Seaview Cemetery in Rockport, Maine, Saturday, September 14.