Wilma Bozak Baldwin, 86: An artistic soul who loved life

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PORTLAND — Wilma Bozak Baldwin, 86, of Portland, died March 29.

She was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Raven Run, Pa., the daughter of Michael and Anna Bozak. She grew up in Shenandoah, Pa. and graduated from the Philadelphia School of Art. She worked in and loved fashion and design. Her journey led her to marry John Baldwin in 1952 and they began life together in the Washington, D.C., area, where they raised their family.

In 1994, they moved to Portland. Embracing the beauty of New England, Baldwin spent her time painting watercolors, cooking, sewing, reading, and enjoying her beloved husband, the beauty of her children, grandchildren, and friends. Her house never was less than a home.

Baldwin loved life. Her life’s canvas showed how she made life worth living. Her artful manner touched more than imagined. She will be missed.

Baldwin was predeceased by her husband, John; her brother, Michael Bozak, and a sister, Louise Bozak Shaw.

She is survived by her sister, Sister Bernadette Ann, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; her six children, Anne Ruth Baldwin, and her husband, Mike Bremer, of Spanola, N.M., Karen “Kee” Baldwin-Payne, and her husband, David Payne, of Portland, Mary Louise Baldwin, of Portland, Harry Baldwin, and his wife, Nancy Lucas, of Mooresville, N.C., John Baldwin, and his wife, Pilar Lorenzo, of Miami Shores, Fla, Robert Baldwin, of Portland; and her grandchildren Wesley Lucas, Jessica Lynn, and her husband, Taylor Schoppee, Emily Jane, Zachary David, Allyson Marie, and Grace Anne.

Funeral services will be private.

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