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KINGSTON – Marilyn “Mimi” Winnefred Walker, 85 died March 1, 2010 at the Exeter Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1924 in Phillips, ME, daughter of Winnefred and James Ross. She was pre deceased by 4 siblings.

She is survived by her son, Alan James Walker and his wife Kathryn, her sister, Deborah Edney and her husband, John, two grandchildren, Jonathan James Walker and Emma Kate Paris and her husband Jean, and two great-grandsons, Jack and Adam Paris; her loving niece, Ann Comeau and her husband, Leo and their family, and many friends and relatives around the country.

Her storybook marriage to Harry Valentine Walker started when he was a fighter pilot in WWII. After college, they returned to Maine and started a family. Harry’s career took them to Newburyport, where he managed the Telephone Company Regional Office, eventually becoming VP of Dearborn Transportation. During this time, Marilyn taught sewing for Singer, worked for Filene’s and became bookkeeper at the 1st Ocean Bank in Newburyport. However, her true interest was antiques. Many knew her from her shop at the Collectors Eye in Stratham. 1966 found them in their dream home on Kingston Lake where they “lived, loved, and laughed” until Harry died in 1993.

The “Greatest Generation” has lost another great one. A true friend and wonderful neighbor, she was an athlete, a lover of birds, an enemy of weeds and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt.

There will be a private interment this spring in Auburn, ME, where she will join Harry.

Marilyn has requested no flowers, rather support the Oncology Department at Exeter Hospital, 5 Alumni Dr., Exeter, NH 03833, and please feed the birds.

Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, handled the arrangements. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com
Published on  April 2, 2010
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