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Jean Walker

Jean Walker (Averill)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Hartford - Jean Beverly (Averill) Walker, age 89, of Hartford, ME., died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at her beloved camp on Bear Pond, surrounded by loving family. She was born on December 22, 1930 in Cold Spring, NY, a daughter of Malcolm and Doris (Heaward) Averill. A graduate of Cony High School, Augusta, ME, class of 1949, she married Reginald Walker on April 5, 1953 in Augusta. They had four daughters, Cheryl Bunker and her husband Stephan of Farmington, Cindy Walker and her partner Richard Libby of Brunswick, Penny Hamel of Hartford, and Carla Walker of Topsham and her partner Brian Hix. She had three grandchildren and a great granddaughter. During her life, she was employed at Trask Jewelers and E. K Day’s Clothing Store in Farmington and worked at the Averill Farm Ice Cream Stand in Augusta. She also cared for children in her home for many years. She was a member of the Hartford Community Church, Hartford Women’s Group, Canton Extension and Bear Pond Improvement Association. She was a 60-year member of the Farmington Grange. She will be sorely missed by family and friends, who she focused her life on. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Reginald, and brother Glenn Averill of Bangor, ME. and Son-in-law Norris Hamel. Due to pandemic safeguards, there will be no formal services. A private family committal will take place at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Her family asks that you share memories and photos in her book of memories at www.wilesrc.com. Funeral services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center – Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.
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    Fairview Cemetery
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Judy Hamilton

Posted at 05:04pm
The picture of Jean I just added is the one taken for the Hartford Church directory. It is the beautiful Jean Walker I and most of us remember. With our church closing, many of our memories will be of worshipping together as a church family on Sunday mornings. Jean will be missed by so many who loved her. Judy Hamilton
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Elizabeth Hoy

Posted at 01:02pm
We were former neighbors of Jean on Blueberry Drive. She would wave as we kayaked by on Bear Pond and her pet duck would quack a welcome. Her family were always with her. Jean was always so much fun especially when the girls had a night out at the American Legion. She loved the music, dancing, and being with her friends. We all used to play cards and shared many a good story and lots of laughs on Blueberry Road. We will miss you Jean.
Elizabeth Hoy, Turner, Maine
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Richard Libby

Posted at 12:32pm
Mom so loved going with us to the dances at the Buckfield Masonic Hall or to the Augusta American Legion or to the Jay VFW. She always had a great time enjoying the music and watching us dance. Sometimes surprising us she would get up and dance. And of course Mom always enjoyed the 4th of July festivities at the camp on Bear Pond. Jean, you are so loved and will be missed. Love you.
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Cindy Walker

Posted at 10:12am
Whenever we went to vacation at the coast, we would have nightly card games. My Mother would always sit beside me to help me with my poor card skills. Thank you Mother. Love you
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