Margery "Dutch" Kepes Obituary

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Margery "Dutch" Kepes

August 4, 1926 - June 24, 2014
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Margery "Dutch" Kepes, 87 Cumberland Foreside - Margery Coon Kepes, known as "Dutch," 87, of Cumberland Foreside, died peacefully on June 24, 2014 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine. Dutch was born on August 4, 1926 to Charles and Ida Coon. She grew up in Ashland, NH. Her love of the coast of Maine began during childhood weeks spent at Moody Beach in Wells and her active, sporting lifestyle had its origins during her camper and counselor days at Camp Moy-mo-da-yo in Limington, Maine. Dutch graduated from Walnut Hill School and Bradford Junior College. In 1948 she married Joseph Kepes, a medical student. Their four children...
Margery "Dutch" Kepes, 87

Cumberland Foreside - Margery Coon Kepes, known as "Dutch," 87, of Cumberland Foreside, died peacefully on June 24, 2014 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine. Dutch was born on August 4, 1926 to Charles and Ida Coon. She grew up in Ashland, NH. Her love of the coast of Maine began during childhood weeks spent at Moody Beach in Wells and her active, sporting lifestyle had its origins during her camper and counselor days at Camp Moy-mo-da-yo in Limington, Maine.

Dutch graduated from Walnut Hill School and Bradford Junior College. In 1948 she married Joseph Kepes, a medical student. Their four children arrived during residencies in Rochester, NY (Stephen); Hanover, NH (David and Nancy); and Durham, N.C. (Susan). The family settled in Rochester, where Joe practiced plastic surgery and Dutch was active in many community activities, including the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Sunday school, scouting, Great Books Club, hospital auxiliary, and bowling leagues. She was first and foremost a dedicated Mom. She was an accomplished baker; friends and neighbors especially loved her Christmas pound cake and cookie tray gifts. Throughout her life she was a dedicated Red Sox fan.

In retirement, Dutch and Joe divided their time between coastal Maine and Sanibel Island, Florida where they enjoyed hosting friends from around the world. A dedicated birder, Dutch traveled to Alaska, Belize, Texas, Georgia, and along the coast of Maine on Audubon trips. She found great joy as a volunteer reading program grandmother in Ruth Stern's classroom at the Mabel I. Wilson elementary school in Cumberland for many years.

Dutch and Joe were married for 49 years. He predeceased her in 1997.

The profound love that Dutch had for her four children extended to their spouses: Carol Kepes, Marisela Kepes, Peter Jeton, and Alan Hull. She was a loving Gramma to Kelly, Chris, Kevin, Eric, Hannah, Abram, Emma, Linnea and Teresa. They share a lifetime of memories and gratitude for her unconditional support of their efforts as young readers, scholars, athletes, artists, thespians, musicians, volunteers, and explorers.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dutch's memory to Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105, 207-781-2330, x234 or at Maine Audubon Memorial Gifts.

"Goodbye Mom,Maine will never be the same without you but we will continue the love of the coast that you instilled in us. David Kepes and family" David Kepes (San Antonio, TX)

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