Wilma Stewart

Jan 02, 2018

Wilma Alice (Clark) Stewart, 88, of Unity passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center in Waterville with family and friends by her side. Wilma was born in Stratton June 15, 1929, a twin daughter of Norris and Julia (York) Clark. She attended the Stratton-area schools. In 1946 she married Paul Stewart of Thorndike and they started their life together in Stratton.

After beginning a family together, they moved to East Thorndike, where Wilma started a long-time career as a waitress at Max's Restaurant as well as the Homestead Restaurant, both of Unity. She was a member of Thorndike Fireman's Auxiliary, the Rebekah's Lodge of Monroe, the Pythian Sisters of Stratton, the Red Hat Society, Harvest Moon Grange 57 and Benjamin Berry Unit 50 American Legion Auxiliary.

Wilma was well known in her community for her vivacious personality and infectious smile. Her personality would light up anybody’s mood. She could often be found volunteering for her community and making people feel special and loved. She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to “cut a rug” at family events and local dance halls. She was always laughing and smiling and helping others do the same.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul F. Stewart Sr. in 1988; father, Norris Clark of Bingham; mother, Julia Goodwin of Waterville; twin sister, Hilma Caldwell of Waterville; and brother, Norris Clark of Skowhegan.

She is survived by her children: son David Stewart and wife Mary of Albion, daughter Linda Parker and husband Jerry of Troy, and son Paul Stewart Jr. and wife Laura of Unity; her grandchildren; Heidi Wilson and husband Steve, Michael Stewart and fiancé Nikki Zucco, Shaun Stewart and wife Suzette, Kurt Parker and wife Kerry, Randal Parker and wife Holly, Samantha Gogan, Nicolas Stewart and fiancé Hannah Russell, and Jessica Stewart; her great-grandchildren: Andrew Stewart, Abbi Snipe Bushey, Michael Stewart Jr., Ashtynn Stewart, Andrew Parker and wife Leigh, Nicole Parker and fiancé Dylan Cleaves, Ashlyn Parker, Matthew Pulliam, Nathan Stewart, Ethan Stewart, and Jacob Stewart; and great-great-grandchildren: Cody James Robinson, Abby Joy Stewart, and Rebecca Pulliam; sister, Karlene Bacheldar; brother-in-law, Floyd Oakes and wife Gerda; and sister-in-law, Beverly Rollins and husband Gary; her special friend, Merwyn (Bucky) Perkins; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life at the American Legion Hall in Unity, followed by graveside services at the Center Cemetery in E. Thorndike May 12.

The family sends a special thank you to Dr. Kamlesh Bajpai, Beacon Hospice, and the staff at Lakewood Continuing Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50, Unity. Checks can be made out to ALA 50 and sent to: Sharon Spaulding, Treasurer, 140 Detroit Rd, Troy, ME 04987.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at lawrybrothers.com.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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