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Muriel Tompkins Marston, 93

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Muriel Tompkins Marston, 93

BRUNSWICK — Muriel Tompkins Marston, 93, of Bowdoin, died Oct. 25 at her residence.

Marston was born in Hyde Park, N.Y., on Sept. 23, 1919, a daughter of Jesse and Ethel Foreman Tompkins. She graduated from Rhinebeck High School in Rhinebeck, N.Y., class of 1936. She later graduated from New Paltz State Teachers College in New Paltz, N.Y., and received her bachelor's degree in education from the State University of New York.

On Sept. 28, 1947, she married Roland G. Marston in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

She taught in a one-room school and later in Schenectady, N.Y., and Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1980. She had lived in Wilmington for 30 years prior to moving to Maine.

Marston attended the Shelter Institute and built a cottage. She and Roland later built a home in 1981.

She was a former member of the Friends Meeting in Wilmington, Del., and a member of Durham Friends Meeting. She served on the Brunswick Area Church Council, participated in the Cancer Support Group, and was a hospice volunteer, a LACO volunteer and board member, and a reading volunteer at Bowdoin Elementary School.

She was predeceased by her husband.

Surviving are her son, Paul Marston, and daughter-in-law Elaine Marston, of Tacoma, Wash.; her daughter, Karen Marston, and son-in-law Michael Rivera, of Bowdoin; her granddaughter, the Rev. Ruth Marston, of Olympia, Wash.; and a brother, David Tompkins, of Rhinebeck, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Durham Friends Meeting House. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marston’s memory can be made to the Durham Friends Meeting House, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road, Durham, ME 04222.

Arrangements are in care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.