MT. VERNON, ME—Arlene Sproul Smith, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019, with her daughter and two great nieces, Meagan Gaboury and Angela Chapman of Farmington, ME by her side, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, ME. She passed away due to complications of pneumonia and infections. \r\n\r\nArlene was born in Windsor, ME on May 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Arthur Ellsworth Sproul and Esther (Joslyn) Sproul. She graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, ME, class of 1941. Her main studies were in the field of bookkeeping. \r\n\r\nShe married Joseph W. Smith on March 6, 1943. Joseph served in the Army Air Corp during WWII for about three years, seeing time in Burma and India. When he returned home in 1946, the couple moved to Wiscasset, ME where they had a dairy farm and sold milk to Old Tavern Farms. She also worked for the First Granite National Bank in Augusta, ME and for a short time at the Wiscasset Grain Mill.\r\n\r\nIn 1963, they moved to Thomaston, ME where Joseph could be closer to his job as a guard at the Maine State Prison. Joseph retired in 1987, as Deputy Warden of the prison following 32 years of service and he was an honorary captain of the Maine State Police. The couple than moved to Windsor, ME where they built a new home. She always enjoyed living in the country.\r\n\r\nArlene was a former Grange member and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed going out to eat with her family and friends, the holidays, knitting, cooking, gardening, Beano, and crossword puzzles. Arlene never complained and always thought of others before herself. She would go without to help others in need. She cared for her ill mother in 1980.\r\n\r\nBesides her parents; she was predeceased by her husband in 1991; her brothers, Richard Sproul in 1998, and Russell Sproul in 1999; and her son, Joel Smith in 2018. She had a special cousin, Stanley Sproul, who was the mayor of Augusta, ME and a lawyer who predeceased her as well and her special neighbor, Marilyn Bragg who helped Arlene and cooked for her.\r\n\r\nArlene will be sadly missed by her loving daughter, Jacqueline Thomas and her husband, Clayton Thomas Jr. of Mount Vernon, ME; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She loved her cat Toby.\r\n\r\nA funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, ME with Pastor Bill Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Rest Haven Cemetery in Windsor, ME.\r\n\r\nThank you to all her family that helped with her care. Thank you also to Lloyd and Pricilla Clark of Windsor, ME for helping Arlene.