Marion's Story

EASTON - Marion Dinsmore Sikkema passed away on October 28, 2015, in Arizona at age 90. In 1925, she was born in Easton, Maine in the family farmhouse.

She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Stella Dinsmore.

She is survived by her husband Henry Sikkema of Arizona; daughter Suanne Faith Sikkema of Alaska; three brothers Robert Dinsmore of North Carolina; George Dinsmore of Florida; Steven Dinsmore of Nebraska; sister Marjorie Foren of North Carolina; many nieces and nephews.

In 1952, she earned a BA degree in education from Bob Jones University and taught school in Alaska and Massachusetts. In 1963, she earned an MA degree in reading education from Boston University.

For many years, she and her family lived in Concord, Massachusetts. While there, Marion was an active member at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2004 she and her husband moved to the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Her church home in Arizona was Trinity Bible Church in Sun City West until her health made attending difficult. She drew strength from her Christian faith throughout her life.

Marion will be cremated and her ashes buried at Estes Park Cemetery in Easton, Maine in the coming summer. We carry her memory in our hearts. She will be greatly missed.
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