Obituary for Beverly Hinkley
Beverly A. Hinkley, age 84, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta following a brief illness. She was born in Palermo, ME on September 14, 1932 a daughter of the late Walter and Laura (Given) Clark.
Mrs. Hinkley was a graduate of Erskine Academy and had been employed by Central Maine Power for 10 years and also worked for a time at the Village Inn, Holiday Inn, Augusta House and the Weather Vane in Readfield.
Beverly was a great role model and she shared so much wisdom by her example. She gave of herself completely in love/relationships and work and whatever she was involved with. She was a creative, independent and ethical woman. She was affirming and tried not to criticize her children (or others) which, at times, must have been very difficult. She had a positive attitude and her only prejudice was against people who were prejudice.
We loved her so much and we will miss her deeply, but she will live on in us as we share that part of us that was put in our hearts by her.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Calvin Hinkley; a son, Ronald Hinkley; two brothers: Walter and James Clark and three sisters: Marjorie Hewett, Loretta Clark and Catherine Lamkin.
Mrs. Hinkley is survived by two sons: Gary Hinkley of Gardiner and Greg Hinkley and his partner Melissa of Rome; two daughters: Linda Violette and her husband Richard of Augusta and Lori Brunelle and her husband David of Chelsea; two sisters: Muriel Plummer of Weeks Mills and Barbara Wakely and her husband Tim of Melbourne, FL; nine grandchildren: Zachary Violette and his husband Sean Litchfield of Brooklyn, NY, Joseph Brunelle and his wife Becki of Chelsea, Brittany Hutchings of Gardiner, David Hinkley and his wife Amity of East Lansing, MI, Laura Lapierre and her husband Joshua of Freeport, Emily Hinkley and her partner Ray Sudduth of Winthrop, Sarka “Shelly” Talmadge and her husband Pat of Omaha, NE, Veronica Rogers of Florida and Ronald Hinkley of Tennessee; eleven great grandchildren: Jaiden and Haley of Gardiner, Chesna, Grace, Ben and Sam of East Lansing, MI, Jack of Freeport, Aila of Winthrop, Kiya, Noah and Trey of Omaha, NE; and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring in the old Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.