Harriet Dean (Dee) Fearon died on June 18, 2008 in Mount Shasta, California at the age of 99.
She was born in Taunton, Massachusetts on November 15, 1908, daughter of Clarence G. and Addie (Vanderwarker) Hathaway.
She attended high school in Oak Park, Illinois and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1930 with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. In 1932 she married W. Ross Fearon of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts in a chapel ceremony at the university.
Mrs. Fearon was a reporter for the Chicago Sunday Tribune and one of the first radio copy writers for J. Walter Thompson Advertising in Chicago.
She moved to Boston where she wrote fashion copy for Filene’s and radio copy for WBZ radio. She retired in 1974 as a staff writer for the Bangor Daily News and became editor of Elderberry Times in Old Town, Maine.
She was a past president of the League of Women Voters of Vermont; a former member of the Orono Planning Board; and a member of the Church of Universal Fellowship.
During her retirement she did research for the Bangor Historical Society and served on the board of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra as public relations chairman.
In 1983 she wrote a novel called “Hannah and Jonathan” based on her great, great-grandparents.
She is survived by her two sons, Robert R. Fearon of Mount Shasta, California and Dr. John R. Fearon of Bellefontaine, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, W. Ross Fearon, predeceased her in 1989.
Private funeral services will be held at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park.
Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.