Mildred Alexander, long time member of Durham Friends Meeting, passed from this life on September 18, 2020. She was a resident of Pinkham Brook Rd. Durham and was born in Lisbon Falls, daughter of the late Louis and Annette (Boultbee) Dumas. She was educated in local schools. Mildred married Andrew Alexander in January of 1949, and they spent many happy years together until he passed in 2009. Mildred enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, her cats and most of all time spent with her great grandchildren. Mildred was an active member of the Meeting Trustees. While a trustee she was the Meeting janitor and went the extra mile to keep the building in good shape. One friends fond memory of Mildred was that she was good-natured with a great sense of humor. ‘Once when there was a jug of Babcock’s apple cider in the meeting frig Mildred drank a cup. I love cider, she said. The friend said, especially when it is about to turn. Mildred replied. ‘Me too! Look at us! Drinking hard cider in the Meetinghouse!’ Mildred was one of many from the Meeting who worked at the Maine Idyll for many years.
She is survived by her sister Laurette Chapman of Lewiston, four grandchildren: Thomas St.Germain of Durham, Carrie St.Germain of Lewiston, Angela Loucka of Tampa, FL and Johnell Ramos of Costa Rica, four great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Pauline (Alexander) Harvey in 2006 and three sisters, Annette Tibbets, Beverly Craig and Bernice Curtis.