Merry P. Wilkins
Dec. 3, 1926 - Dec. 19, 2020
Resident of Campbell
Merry Page Wilkins of Campbell left this earth for her eternal Heavenly Home at age 94. She was born in Spokane, WA, to Ross and Martha Page and had an older sister, Helen Lintz. The family moved to Los Gatos when Merry was three, where her father took a teaching position at Los Gatos High School. Merry attended San Jose State and studied Nursing and Art.
Merry married her high school sweetheart, Roy Wilkins in 1947, after Roy returned home from serving in the Naval Air Corps in the South Pacific theatre during WWII. The couple moved to San Francisco, then to Arizona and Iowa, for Roy to complete his education. They made their way back to San Jose, settling in the Cambrian Park area, where they started their family in 1951. They enjoyed a loving marriage until early 1992, when sadly, Roy passed away.
She is survived by her four children: Christine Wilkins Roades (Stephen), Tom Wilkins (Gene), Carol Wilkins Heisler (Ted) and Dan Wilkins (Nikki). Merry had eight grandchildren: Kate Roades Sosnowski (Aaron), Alex Wilkins (Lauren), Alissa Wilkins Healy (Kyle), Andrew Heisler (Maddison), Sam Wilkins, Austin Wilkins (Alicia), Ian Heisler and Matthew Heisler (Shelby). Merry had three great-grandsons: Miles, Otto and Hank Sosnowski.
Merry's long, full life was marked by service to her family, church, friends and community. She was a creative life-long learner who loved studying the Bible, new languages, golf and cooking with her husband, taking painting classes, and traveling the globe with Roy and her sister Helen and friends.
Merry delighted in serving on the board of AAUW, as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for her daughters, Team Mom for her sons' baseball teams, and as a Teacher's Aide for the Cambrian School District for many years. She served with committed involvement at South Hills Community Church and on the ER Volunteer Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital for thirty-five years, retiring at the age of eighty-nine.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6.
We love you, Mom / Merry, and thank you for loving us so well and for so long!
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