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Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME

OBITUARY

Valerie Parkin Wyman

January 7, 1926August 19, 2020

Valerie P. Wyman, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born January 7, 1926 in Brunswick, Maine to Charles and Florence Brookbank Parkin. Her father was a Methodist minister who immigrated with his wife and Valerie’s older brother Laurie from England to the U.S. in 1922. She grew up in several Maine towns as her father served as pastor in various churches around the state. A 1943 graduate of Deering High School, Valerie earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. She met her future husband David at Deering, and endured the disruption and trauma of his service in the Army including months of imprisonment after being captured during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. They were married in 1949, and she supported him through medical school at Columbia University, after which they returned to Portland and raised three children. David predeceased her in 1987. Valerie was active in various service organizations over the years including Sweetser Children’s Home, the Maine Medical Center Auxiliary, the Junior League of Portland, and Cumberland Congregational Church. She enjoyed the cabin that she and David built on the shores of Moose Pond in Denmark, and was particularly delighted when her children and grandchildren were able to join her there. In her later years, she enjoyed the companionship and support of the Sophia’s Circle book club in Cumberland. She is survived by her three children: Bruce (Janet) of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, Ruth of Cumberland, and Dan (Heather) of Appleton; grandchildren Scott (Keilly), Jeffrey, Katherine (Chris), David (Theresa), Charles, Claire, and Lucas. She was thrilled in her final weeks to meet her great-grandchild Elizabeth Maeve via Zoom call. Memorial and burial will be private and limited to the immediate family due to the pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southern Maine or Cumberland Congregational Church.

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Hope Bramhall

September 25, 2020

I, Hope Bramhall, have many fond memories of both Valerie and her dear husband, who was my late father's highly respected, primary care doctor.
Valerie and I shared many wonderful memories as "long time members" of the Junior League of Portland ME!

May the Wyman Family find comfort in the many wonderful, shared memories they have enjoyed together over their lifetime. WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS , HOPE PALMER BRAMHALL

Jean Mcherson

September 1, 2020

Valarie was my neighbor and friend for a long time, I will miss her.

Chris Neagle

August 31, 2020

"Ga" was my son's grandmother, a constant presence in their lives, and a wonderful, supportive influence on them. She loved hosting Sunday family dinners listening to her husband David sing his favorite college fight songs with his hunting dogs at his side. Her ready smile was warm and loving. Being at the Wyman "camp" on Moose Pond with Ga and her family for many summers was an honor. Taking her down the lake to Denmark on the family putt-putt for breakfast was pure joy. Her Christmas Eve lobster stews were classic. My heart goes out to the entire Wyman family. May you find peace in the wonder of her life.

John Erickson

August 31, 2020

Ruthie and family
I will always have a place in my heart for your very special mother. Her gentle smile, concern for others and generosity were remarkable. I remember our visits over many years fondly.
My best to you all
John

Judy Holmes

August 30, 2020

Bruce and Ruth, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her, especially when she would show me the flowers she was drying and push some yummy snack in my direction. She was a special woman and I’m grateful to have known her. I hope your fond memories bring some comfort.

Anne Swift-Kayatta

August 30, 2020

I knew Mrs. Wyman when I was a friend of Ruth’s in high school at Deering. We sometimes went to Ruth’s house after school. That is where I met her mother, who always struck me as the nicest woman, very friendly and welcoming. Her obituary illustrates what an impressive woman of accomplishment she was. I’m sure she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. My deepest sympathies to Ruth and the rest of her family, Anne Swift-Kayatta

Larry Dempsey

August 30, 2020

Danny and family, I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Marsha Wackerly

August 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.

I first met "Mrs. Wyman" back in the early 1970s through her daughter Ruth, a friend from camp in Denmark, ME. As counselors we spent many a day-off at the family home in Portland. We were always warmly welcomed and treated to delicious home-cooked food and if we showed up with a bucket of blueberries there would be a delicious pie to enjoy after dinner.

Sending loving thoughts to the extended family.

Marsha

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