Marian Wallace, 96

 

Marian Wallace

Marian Wallace

PORTLAND — Marian “Minty” Sibley Jewett Wallace, 96, died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 from complications of pneumonia.

Minty’s husband of 65 years, Stanley B. Wallace, predeceased her in 2002.

Minty had been resident of St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence for the past five years. She enjoyed her time there and remained clear and healthy right up until a week before she died.

Marian grew up in Mechanic Falls and graduated from high school there in 1937. She and Stan were married that year after meeting and falling in love at Old Orchard Beach, where they both had summer jobs. They lived in Syracuse, N.Y., Fort Worth, Texas, Bath, Mechanic Falls, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, South Portland, Bridgton and Gorham before retiring to Florida, again at various locations, Melbourne, Okeechobee and finally Gainesville. Minty returned to Maine to live at Bay View Heights after Stan passed away.

Marian loved her family and throughout their marriage there were many family gatherings, picnics, and reunions. Both Stan and Minty were one of seven children, so there were plenty of relatives all around. Minty was a wonderful cook. She braided and hooked rugs, refurbished furniture, served on the Hospital Auxiliary in Bridgton and was a member of the Congregational Church there. Mostly, she was Stan’s first mate, assisting him in his many business adventures, before and after his retirement.

Marian was predeceased by sisters Dorothea, Harriet, and Carolyn; and two brothers, Harlan and Norman Jewett.

She is survived by a sister, Eleanor Brandli; three children, Carolyn, Bob and Richard; and seven grandchildren. Minty loved and cherished the visits from her grandchildren and their children whose pictures and poems covered the wall around her.

They were members of the Woodfords Congregational Church where there will be a memorial service on Saturday Oct. 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Maloon Chapel, 200 Woodford Street, Portland, followed by interment in Mechanic Falls Maple Grove Cemetery.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Minty’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.

Donations to the St Joseph’s fundraiser for a new wheelchair-accessible van can be made at www.crowdRise.com/sjrr or mailed to: St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland ME 04103.

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