Miriam H. Coffin, Active Church Member

November 09, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Miriam H. Coffin, a homemaker and former federal worker, died Friday of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. She was 92.

Miriam Hilton, the daughter of farmers, was born and raised in Mercer, Maine. She was a 1934 graduate of Skowhegan High School in Skowhegan, Maine, and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics in 1938 from the University of Maine at Orono.

She moved to Washington in 1939 and worked during World War II for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The longtime Kensington resident had lived at Fairhaven since 1994. She had been an active member of Springfield Presbyterian Church in Sykesville.

Mrs. Coffin had been a member of her church's bell choir and had volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was an accomplished seamstress.

Her husband of 65 years, John W. Coffin, who had been a mechanic with Capitol Cadillac in Washington, died in 2006.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 in the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave., Sykesville.

Surviving are a son, Allen D. Coffin of Windsor, Calif.; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. Another son, Stanley Coffin, died in 1961; and a daughter, Judith Coffin Bryan, died in 1974.

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