Muriel J. Yeager, 100

Muriel Yeager

Muriel Yeager

RAYMOND — Muriel Jean Yeager, “Mum Mum,” to all who knew and loved her, passed away at the age of 100, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at her home in Raymond.
She was born one of 12 children on a farm in Nova Scotia. Her father, Fulton, was a farmer, worked on the railroad and in the salt mines. Her mother, Maud, played organ and was a midwife. Her younger sister Isabelle, 99, is still living in Nova Scotia.
Muriel married Floyd W. Yeager (Bud) in 1941. He was the love of her life, and she had been patiently waiting to be reunited with him. He was the director of Military Transportation for TWA. He traveled much of the world with his job and Muriel accompanied him on many of his travels. She was known as “The Bell of the Ball,” looking beautiful, wearing many of her own original creations. She was also the life of the party, no matter if it was at a TWA function, at church, or in her own backyard.
Mum Mum, devoted mother of Robert, Margo, James and Donna, and her 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren will be best remembered for her love of children, as she helped raise many through her babysitting and home day care service in Roslyn Heights, N.Y. She was a Mum Mum to many, and someone you could always count on to be there to help, whatever the need. There were hundreds of lucky children who started their first years in one of Mum Mum's beautiful hand-knitted baby sweaters and bonnets. She started knitting at the age of five and continued until the day she died. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends were all lucky to be able to spend the cold months in Mum Mum’s finest. Each stitch was made with love.
Mum Mum lived with her devoted daughter, Margo, in Raymond, since 1996. No one could believe that she could switch from the Mets to the Red Socks so easy. She loved living on Long Island with her beautiful home, family and all her friends. With all the love, caring and devotion of Margo, her family and all her friends at the Raymond Church, she was able to make a wonderful transition from being a New Yorker, to a Mainer. She had a wonderful life in Maine, even in her “Golden Years.”
Muriel should have bought stock in “Miracle Grow” since her tomatoes and flowers were prize-winning! Her yard, children, friends and church were her passion. God knew her well with her many years of service to him and the church. Any stray animals in the neighborhood were also lucky to be taken under her wing, except for squirrels, ladybugs and turkeys.
Muriel was known by many names, one was the “Brownie Lady,” many soldiers overseas were remembered by receiving a special gift of brownies made by Mum Mum.
Muriel was given many blessings in her life, but she also gave as much as she received. With her zest for life she made every day count. She could take any situation — going to Wal-Mart, the ER, or planning her funeral — and turn it into an adventure, leaving all she met smiling. She will be remembered for her love for all people, acts of kindness, devotion to God, good health, and laughter. She will always be remembered in the hearts of all who knew her forever.
A celebration of life service was held in Muriel’s memory at the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main Street, Raymond on Sunday, Dec. 7. A reception followed immediately after the service in the church. Arrangements were by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. For online condolences, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com/"www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
Contributions in Muriel’s name may be made to: Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., P.O. Box 285, Raymond, ME 04071.

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