Wilma Helen Westin

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Wilma Helen Westin

March 05, 1934 - February 10, 2019

Caribou - Wilma Helen Westin, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 10, 2019, in Caribou. She was born March 5, 1934, in Ware, MA, to the late Norman and Wilma (Stearns) Hall.
She graduated in 1952 from Wakefield High School in Wakefield, MA. She then attended Chandler Secretarial School and graduated in 1954. She worked in Boston for an ENT practice as a medical secretary for 5 years. On September 10, 1955, she married the love of her life, Jack Arnold Westin and they were married for 62 wonderful years before Jack's passing in August of 2017. Jack persuaded his beloved "Honey" to move to Caribou in 1959. Wilma was a longtime member of the Caribou United Baptist Church, where she was the church secretary for 31 years. She was a leader of Pioneer Girls, a deaconess, and the director of Vacation Bible School for many years, in addition to being on numerous church committees. Wilma loved to sew and spent countless hours adorning her family and many others in clothes she made. She loved to cook and to this day many talk about her homemade donuts and many other goodies she made. In her later years, she loved to do crafts and color.
Wilma was predeceased by her beloved Jack on August 6, 2017. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Westin and his wife, Tracey; stepgrandson, Matthew Brown all of Caribou; a daughter, Pamela Westin of Bloomfield, N.J.; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Joyce Hall of Arnold, MD; brothers-in-law, Mark Westin of Caribou, Paul and wife, Joann Westin, of Albion, Leland Brown of Bangor; a sister-in-law, Jerry Hayden of Madison; her niece, Robin Hall; and a great-niece, Olivia Hall of MD. The family would like to thank the staff at the Caribou Nursing Home for the care Wilma received during her short stay there, and Dr. Sherri Dumont for her many years of care she provided to Wilma. We give many thanks to her caregivers, Linda Hartford, Della Bell and Emily Johnston for love and care over the last year and a half.
Friends may visit with the family Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Caribou United Baptist Church, 74 High Street, Caribou, from 1 p.m. until the time of services which will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Troy Heald officiating. Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments in the church dining hall. Interment will be in the spring at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Friends who wish to contribute in Wilma's name may do so through the Caribou United Baptist Church, 74 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published on February 11, 2019
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5 posts

Janice Michaud Smith
Feb 13, 2019
When I was in Pioneer Girls, your mom was my pal, and when I went forward after a Sunday evening service to indicate my desire to be baptized, she met me at the end of the aisle. These are just two of numerous vivid memories I have of her and your family. I am sincerely sorry for your loss--it must feel like the end of an era, of a greatest generation. I am happy, though, that she is now with your dad, and I like to imagine that moments ago my father dealt them a new hand of Rook, just ready and waiting for your mother to arrive.

You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Louise Soucy
Feb 13, 2019
Pam, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Sending you hugs and prayers.
Brenda Thibodeau
Feb 12, 2019
Wilma will be missed by so many , she is flying high with her Jack ! It was an honor to give her care and enjoy her smile
Betty Ackerson
Feb 11, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family of Wilma Westin. I do hope you realize the treasure that you have lost. Your Mom was a very special lady and your Dad a very special gentleman. God saw that she was tired and decided to bring her home. For it is from God that all blessings flow. She is now home with the Lord and the love of her life. I can hear her laughing and she no longer is tethered to that oxygen. She will continue to watch over her children and smile down on them. RIP Wilma. Your rest is well deserved.
Feb 11, 2019
Breathe easy sweet lady. My condolences to the family.