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Turner woman honors Mainers who have died with COVID-19

Marylin Davis makes ornaments for each person and places them on the memorial tree at the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene.
Marylin Davis makes ornaments to honor Mainers lost to COVID-19.
Marylin Davis makes ornaments to honor Mainers lost to COVID-19.(WABI)
Published: Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:18 AM EST
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BOWDOINHAM, Maine (WABI) - A Turner woman is honoring Mainers who have died from COVID-19.

Marilyn Davis started making ornaments in August for every Mainer lost to the coronavirus.

She places them on the memorial tree at the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene every Sunday.

Each ornament is numbered and lists the date and county of each person.

Ornaments on the memorial tree honor Mainers who died from COVID-19.
Ornaments on the memorial tree honor Mainers who died from COVID-19.(Laura Rink)

”I think about this person and I measure the little ribbon on my bible that goes on each one. I wanted everybody to really stop and think about the fact that this was a mother, a father, a grandparent, a brother, a sister and that they are truly valued people by each one of us, they’re individuals they’ve been loved very much by someone,” said Davis.

Marilyn says the greatest gift we can give right now is to protect each other and look out for one another.

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