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Sherry T. Walker (1940-2019)

Sherry Walker

AUBURN - Sherry T. Walker, of Farmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 3 from complications of esophageal cancer and after battling lupus since 1990.

Sherry was born in Farmington on July 27, 1940 to Harold (Stub) Hemingway and Taimi (Kilponen) Hemingway.

She married the love of her life C. Wayne Walker in Farmington on Oct. 8, 1960.

She graduated in 1958 from Farmington High School in the top 10 of her class. She excelled in basketball and softball, serving as co-captain of both teams in her senior year. She attended Dirigo Girl’s State in 1957. She worked at Forster Mfg. Co. Inc. as secretary to the personnel manager from 1958 to 1961. She was the Office Manager at Farmington CocaCola Bottling Co. from 1965 until her retirement in 2014.

Most of all, Sherry loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She loved the ocean and the Samoset Resort in Rockland where she, her daughter Janis, and her grandchildren Nick and Jenna enjoyed spending time together poolside, eating lobster, laughing and playing lawn games. She loved to travel with her family, enjoyed overnight shopping trips to Portland, attending Red Sox games, and going out to eat. Sherry loved to dance and over the years she and a group of ladies would follow the local bands. Her favorite place to dance was at the Happy Horseshoe Campground. She loved holding yard sales and meeting people. She was an avid Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots fan. She loved animals, especially her cats and feeding and watching birds. She was predeceased by her mother and father.

Survivors include her husband Wayne, son Dean Walker of Farmington, daughter Janis Walker, beloved grandchildren Nicholas and Jenna Campbell of Wilton, sister Bettey Oliver and her partner Verne of Millinocket, aunt Louise Kilponen of Mt. Vernon, uncle Walter Hemingway of Tennessee, several nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends Nancy Currier, Faith Peck, and Linda Abbott, and many other friends from school, work, and dancing.

Family and Friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center on Monday, June 10 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. where a Celebration of Life of Service will be held at 4 p.m. Following services a reception will be held at the Center. All are welcome. Private burial at Fairview Cemetery.

In accordance with Sherry’s wishes, remembrance gifts may be given to a college education trust fund for her Grandchildren c/o Donna Walker, 6 Parkway, Auburn, ME 04210 or the Franklin County Animal Shelter 550 Industry Rd. Farmington, Me. 04938.

Please leave a condolence or kind remembrance on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com where her memorial video tribute may be viewed later this week.

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  1. She will be greatly missed. My dancing partner for years. Love you lady ❤❤

  2. Janis: So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed talking with her at the coke plant or lawn sales, such a nice person. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  3. Janis sorry to hear of Mom's passing. She is pain free now. Sending prayers and hugs I can see her giving dance lessons in Heaven.She sure loved to dance.

  4. Prayers for Janice, Wayne, Nick, Jenna, Betty and all of Sherry's family at this difficult time. I am going to miss Sherry so much. Friends since High School Days. She was always a shinning ray of light whenever I saw her. So energetic and full of life. Always smiling and laughing. She is now free of pain. God has gained another Angel. Rest in peace Sherry.

  5. Our most sincere condolences to Wayne and the family.

  6. So sorry for your loss... what an awesome person she is. My sincere condolences Jan. Dean, and Wayne💔💔💔

  7. My deep condolences to Sherrys familyMy dear friend Sherry...I will miss you very much...Heaven gained an angel...love you... Deb😣❤🙏

  8. Prayers to Sherry's family. She is now pain free. I will always remember the wonderful times Sherry, Betty and I had back in our school days. Never a dull moment. Rest in peace friend!

  9. My condolences

  10. To all of Sherrie's family, and friends, please accept my sincere sympathy. So sad to lose another childhood friend and classmate. We were so fortunate to have these friendships that have lasted our lifetimes, we had some fun. Rest in peace dear girl, I hear there is dancing in Heaven.

  11. Sincere condolences to Wayne and family. We have many a great time at dances with Sherry and her friends. She will surely be missed.

  12. To Wayne and family we send our sincere condolences for the loss of Sherry. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  13. Janis, Wayne, Nick, Jenna, Dean & Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers for you all. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

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