BELGRADE - Dorothy Jean Emmons, 80, of Wings Mills Road went to be with our Lord peacefully, on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Inland Hospital in Waterville, with her three sons, hand over hand in their baseball fashion, praying over her. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was born in Day, N.Y., on April 30, 1925, the daughter of Royce E. and Gennette (Curran) Smith. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe married Chester O. Emmons Sr. on April 30, 1947, in Brunswick. \r\r\n\r\r\nDorothy attended schools in West Gardiner and Penn Yan, N.Y. She worked in Penn Yan as an airplane rivet remover. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was a telephone operator in Gardiner at the former WT Grants. \r\r\n\r\r\nWhile in Biddeford, she was the president of the Biddeford School PTA. She also was a nurse's aide at Notre Dame Hospital and was secretary to Dr. Joseph Gerardi. She was sales representative at Gendron Lumber Co. in Sanford, and administrative secretary to the commanding officer of the Salvation Army in Lewiston, serving also as the Women's Auxiliary president and advisory board member. \r\r\n\r\r\nDorothy retired in 1981 and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Costa Rica, returning home to Belgrade in 1982, where she enjoyed her retirement homestead. She was a member of Dunn's Corner Baptist Church for more than 10 years and enjoyed her neighbors as a member of the KVM Club. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe had a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She was known for her interest in all people, sharing with the needy, and showing tremendous kindness to all. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was a wonderful mother, grandmother and mother-in-law who was loved by all whom she encouraged with her words of wisdom. She will be dearly missed, but we know that 'someday we will see her again.' As she leaves us, two great-grandchildren, twin boys, were born yesterday. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was predeceased by two daughters, Susan Emmons Coombs Bloom and Robin Gayle Emmons; and a grandson, Jimmy Coombs. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by her husband, Chester O. Emmons Sr.; sons David C. Emmons and his wife, Jean L., of Bosque Farms, N.M., Chester O. Emmons Jr. and his wife, Joy E., of Columbus, Ohio, and Dean Royce Emmons and his wife, Kimberly A., of Mount Vernon; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. \r\r\n\r\r\nVisiting will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ABCOM China Lake Music Camp, c/o Dunns Corner Baptist Church, 238 Wings Mills Road, Mount Vernon 04352.