Muriel Tinkham
1924 - 2019
Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service - New London
235 Main Street
New London, NH
Muriel (Henry) Tinkham, 94, formerly of Philbrick Hill Road, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Lebanon Center Genesis.

She was born in Milford, Mass., on December 28, 1924, the daughter of Norman S. and Marjorie E. (Ouderkirk) Henry. She graduated from Hopedale, Mass., High School and then from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, magna cum laude in 1947. Muriel was a member of two honor societies - Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Iota. In 1948 she married Wesley L. Tinkham.

She had been a high school teacher teaching in Wrentham, Mass., Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon/Upton and Shrewsbury, Mass., High School retiring in 1980. She had lived in Westboro, Mass., for 13 years and was on the board of directors of Inman Rehabilitation Center while there.

Church was important to Muriel and she was active in churches where she lived including Upton, Mass., Hopedale, Mass., and Westboro, Mass. She moved to Springfield, N.H., in 1980 and was a member of The First Baptist Church of New London, the Baptist Women's Fellowship and was its former treasurer, and was one of the only remaining members of the Women's Mission Circle.

Active in civic affairs, Muriel helped organize the Springfield Historical Museum, the pictorial directory for the Museum and had been a trustee at the Libby Cass Library. For many years she was an active tutor in the GED program working through the Newport Office. She had also been on the Board of Directors at Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association.

Muriel enjoyed handwork, including crewel and counted cross stitch, gardening and reading. She and her late husband, Wesley L. Tinkham, who died in 2007, enjoyed traveling together.

Members of her family surviving include two sons and their wives, David W. and Mary Tinkham of West Lebanon, N.H., and James L. and Rhonda Tinkham of Springfield, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Marc, Kathryn, Amber, Sara, Tamara and Jonathan; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Charles E. Henry of Washington, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Pleasant View Cemetery, Springfield, NH. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at The First Baptist Church, 461 Main Street, New London, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, New London, NH 03257 or Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257.

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Published by Union Leader on May 26, 2019.
Graveside service
Pleasant View Cemetery
, Springfield, NH
Memorial service
The First Baptist Church
461 Main Street, New London, NH
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Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service - New London
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Mrs. Tinkham, the class of 1968 @ NRHS, I~ve never forgotten you,after 4 years of French,you were the best...soooo patient!!May you rest in peace..Linda(Fior) Creasia
June 4, 2019
What a great teacher. I was in the hospital for one month during my junior year. Thanks to Mrs Tinkham tutoring with me I was able to make up all the work I missed and was able to stay and graduate with my class.
Nancy Smith Durbano
June 2, 2019
What a wonderful teacher, friend, & role model to all the students at Nipmuc Regional HS. Those of us in the Class of 1968 have so many fond memories of her & are so grateful for the time she spent with us as our class advisor.
Carleton Cox
June 2, 2019
We are sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. We hope that you will rejoice with her that she is in heaven and reflect on all the great memories. Gary and Mary
Mary Packnick
May 29, 2019
Please accept my sincere sympathy. Please draw comfort in knowing that those who pass are precious in God's eyes. Ps. 116:15
May 28, 2019
To the Tinkham family,

I had the pleasure of knowing your Mom when she was my Sunday School teacher at the 1st Congregational Church in Upton and then when Nipmuc Regional opened in September, 1960, she was my homeroom teacher. She was one of the nicest! My sincere condolences to all. She truly was a wonderful person.
Cindy (Kean) Patterson
May 25, 2019
Cindy (Kean) Patterson
May 25, 2019
To the Tinkham family, extending heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Mrs. Tinkham was my French teacher and the class advisor for my class, the class of 1968, at Nipmuc Regional. SHe was a kind person who gave her all in everything she did. God's peace to you all. MRs Tinkham is at peace with her God.
mary Francis Hurlurt
May 24, 2019
Comfort. May the dear family have it in abundance during this time of sorrow. Matthew 5:4.
May 23, 2019
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