Pauline H. Wyman (1933-2021)

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Pauline H. Wyman

PORTLAND – Pauline H. Wyman, “Polly”, 88, went to be with her Heavenly Father at Maine Medical Center in Portland on April 22, 2021 after a sudden stroke. Her prayer for a swift and painless death was answered.

She was born to Alice and Forrest Williams on March 6, 1933 in Starks. She was educated in Madison schools. As a teenager, she met the love of her life Elbridge “Skip” Wyman at the local Presbyterian church and they were married for 68 years. Together they raised four daughters.

A resourceful and self-sufficient homemaker, she always kept her home clean and organized. Her family was her pride and joy. One of her favorite times was after dinner during clean up when her girls surrounded her with singing. She could plan vacations for six on a tight budget and the memories made far exceeded the money spent. After her daughters left the home, she worked at the Farmington Public Library which aligned perfectly with her love of books and serving her community.

Pauline’s strong faith was evident in her many roles at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. Throughout her 60-year membership, she was a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director, and served on a variety of boards. She was quick to recognize God’s blessings in many of the details of her life.

In her final years, Pauline heroically cared for Skip who had advanced Alzheimer’s and who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2020. She is survived by her four daughters: Shirley Nichols of Mesa, AZ and her husband Mike; Susan Arnett of Annapolis, MD and her husband Tim; Sherry Wyman of Farmington and Sharon Singleton of Checotah, OK and her husband Mark; along with nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings: Harvey Williams of North Anson and his wife Jean; Bernard Williams of Chesterville and his wife Betty; and Crystal Thebarge of Embden and her husband Eddie. She was predeceased by a sister, Arlene Williams.

There will be a celebration of life for both Polly and Skip for family and close friends at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on July 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. Maine COVID-19 guidlines will be followed. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in North Anson. Arrangements are cared for by Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams-McFarlane Chapel 137 Farmington Falls Rd. Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, Academy St. Farmington, ME 04938. A kind word may be left in her Book of Memories at

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  1. Words cannot express our sadness in losing another wonderful person & neighbor… First Skip last December, one month after losing our own Mom, and now Polly… Our condolences go out to the family & friends of these wonderful folks who are now together again, and that fond memories will help somewhat through this time of mourning… We hope they will once more be neighbors to our parents, only now in Heaven, and with loved ones who have gone before. ~Deb & Lindsay, Bill, Bob & Amy McKinley

  2. So sorry to hear of Pauline’s passing. Sending prayers and sympathy to their daughters and the rest of her family and friends. I fondly remember all the years that I had Pauline and Skip as Sunday School teachers at Shorey Chapel. They were both wonderful people. Have enjoyed occasionally connecting with them and reminiscing about those days long ago. Rest in peace Pauline. You have earned your wings. Now fly high with the Angels.

  3. My sincere condolences to her daughters and family, I remember she and Skip from going to Shorey Chapel when I was young, They’re together now as Angels watching over you all R.I.P. Polly..

  4. I had written a poem about Skip , Polly’s husband , that she asked me to personally read it on July 1oth. This was this pass Sunday at church and I said I would. She said that skip would like that! But now life changes and Polly is with him in Heaven. Glory to be together again! Now I’m writing a poem for Polly and reading both poems at their life celebration on July 10th. Polly was one of the nicest people I have ever met. She seem to have a kind word for everyone. This definitely leaves a hole in the Henderson Memorial Baptist church’s heart. Polly and Skip were a blessing to our church. We’ll miss them both! We will shed a tear and know they are in Heaven forevermore.

  5. I first met Skip when he was a bus driver for SAD 9. (I taught at Academy Hill School.) He was the nicest person, always with a smile on his face. Then when I began working at Walmart Pharmacy, I met his wife Pauline. What a wonderful couple they were, so friendly and fun to talk to. It turns out Skip and I shared the same birthday so I’d ask him if he was buying the lobsters for our joint celebration. Seeing them come in always brightened my day because they’re just that kind of people. Now they’re together in Heaven and I’ll send my condolences to their daughters and their families. They really were a very special couple who I’ll miss seeing.

  6. Such a wonderful couple who were very much a part of our family’s lives over the years. Truly lived a life full of love and God’s grace. They will be missed but are together in heaven. May they both rest in peace and shine down upon us!
    Chan and Charlie Woodcock

  7. My prayers to her family. They both were great neighbors and I will miss them so much.



    Greg Zemlansky

    Polly was one of the nicest people

    you could ever meet.

    A humble Godly woman who had

    a kind word for everyone she would


    Polly was a woman who devotedly

    worship the Lord;

    believing in Him and His glorious

    righteousness saving grace she


    Polly considered her family her

    greatest accomplishment.

    She also made other great faithful

    contributions to her community


    Polly was a grandmother, mother,

    teacher and librarian.

    She loved to read books and sing

    her favorite gospel song ‘God On The


    Polly recognized the ‘Blessings’ in

    the details of her family life.

    She didn’t let problems and troubles

    take a bite out her life.

    This definitely leaves a ‘hole’ in our

    church’s heart.

    We’ll shed a tear of gladness as they

    Heavenly depart.

  9. We are so blessed to have been neighbors to Polly and Skip. We loved being able to help them with things and my joy was taking goodies that I made over to them. Polly and I could sit and talk for hours and I enjoyed our conversations. She was always happy to talk about scriptures and we would discuss the wonders and blessings of knowing Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. I love you Polly and I will miss you very much but I know I will see you again and we will have a wonderful reunion.

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