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Obituary for Arlene B. Wilkins (Coombs)

Arlene B. Wilkins (Coombs)
Fayette - Arlene Beverly Coombs Wilkins, 90, of Fayette, passed away on Monday, June 12th, at home with family members by her side. She was born on July 11, 1926 in Livermore, Maine, the daughter of Gerald Coombs and Edna (Clark) Coombs, and sister to Claude, Roxie, Helen, Kenneth, Francis, Ronald, Eula, Winston, Wilda and Idis. She graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1944 and joined the Cadet Nurse Corps, receiving her nursing education at Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston. Arlene married Clayton G. Wilkins of Brunswick in June of 1946. After a wedding trip to Canada, the couple made their home in New York City, later returning to the Livermore Falls area to begin their careers and family. A devoted wife and loving mother, she enjoyed life and learning, and opened her heart, her arms and her home to family, friends and neighbors alike. A lifelong member of the Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, Arlene sang in the choir for many years. She is survived by her six children, Beverly Tanaka and her husband Randy of Honolulu, Hawaii, Craig Wilkins and his wife Cynthia of Apex, North Carolina, Cheryl Shuttleworth of Portland, Trudy Barclay and her husband Barry of Fayette, Wendy Wilkins and her husband Gib Richards of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Linda Wilkins and her husband Bob Dane of Alexandria, Virginia. Her life was brightened by ten grandchildren, Derek, Casey, Lindsay, Jennifer, Valerie, Andrew, Benjamin, Katy, Kenny and Fiona, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren.

Wilkins, Arlene BC, 90, of Fayette, passed on Monday, June 12th, 2017. Visitation will be 4-7 PM on Friday, June 23rd at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 24th at the funeral home, with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery immediately following the service.

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