Olive D. Walker

BROWNFIELD — Olive D. Walker, 97, of Brownfield, Maine, passed away at home on Aug. 20, 2011, with her loving family at her side.She was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Brownfield to the late William and Eva Dennett. She attended local schools, and graduated from Bean Memorial High School.

In addition to spending treasured time with family, Olive also enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. She was a charter member of the Brownfield Historical Society, and spent the last seven years in possession of the Boston Post Cane, signifying her position as Brownfield’s oldest resident. That said, her greatest passion was her family. She loved her family dearly, and took great pride in creating handmade gifts for her children and grandchildren.

Olive was predeceased by her husband Arnold C. Walker, sisters Erla Hill, and Althea Deschambeault; brothers Forrest, Arthur and Russell Dennett; son-in-law James H. Brooks; and her grandson Gregory H. Brooks. She is survived by her daughter Carolyn W. Jackson and her husband Paul; daughter Joyce W. Brooks; granddaugh-ter Carol A. Wright and her husband Kenneth; grandson Dale A. Brooks and his wife Amanda; great-granddaughter Julianne B. Ontengco and her husband Timothy; great-grandson Damon A. Brooks and his wife Kerry; great-great-grandchildren Abigail M. and Thomas G. Ontengco and Chase J. Brooks; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Keith Buzzell and the nursing staff from Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for loving and compassionate care. In addition, they would like to thank close friends Margret Mills, Norma Ontengco and Jamie Eaton, as well as her many friends within the local Mennonite community, for their love and companionship through the years.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield at 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 27th. In lieu of flow-ers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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