Edmunds Twp & Baileyville – Ira Herbert Hallowell, 98, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Machias. Ira was born in South Thomaston on March 2, 1923, son of Alton and Rachel (Benner) Hallowell.
Ira graduated from Dennysville High School, Class of 1942, and that same year was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. Following the war, he returned to Edmunds and married Ruth Crosby. Ira worked at his father’s business, Hallowell’s Lumber, which he eventually owned and operated. Ira had a passion for music and enjoyed dancing, playing the harmonica, and yodeling.
In addition to his parents, Ira was predeceased by his two brothers, Richard and John Hallowell; his sister Alice Dudley; and his son-in-law and best friend Francis “Brow” Morrison. Surviving are his three children, Betty Morrison of Cathance Twp, Dale Herbert Hallowell and wife Lorraine of St. Stephen, NB, and Donald Alton Hallowell and wife Rosie of Edmunds Twp; grandchildren, Wayne Morrison and wife Amy, Brenda Brown and husband Thomas, Duane Hallowell, Cherri Hallowell, Mark Hallowell, Dawn Ellen Hallowell and husband Jon, and Brandi Hallowell; great-grandchildren, Samantha Brown, Alexander and Benjamin Morrison, Phoebe Kibler, Michael Nicolosi, and Colin Ira Hallowell; sister-in-law Connie Allen; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece Jeannie Seavey.
In keeping with Ira’s wishes, a private burial will take place in the Dennysville Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.