Barbara Trotter Fleming, 99
Barbara Trotter Fleming, 99, of Kennebunk, Maine, mother of a former Wilton resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Bradford on the Common in Kennebunk. She was born at Fort Caswell, N.C., a daughter of Col. Alden and Mary (Schwitzer) Trotter. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell Young.
She grew up in San Francisco, where she met her future husband, William David Fleming. They were married on Oct. 20, 1934, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just prior to William’s death in 1994.
Shortly after marrying, the couple lived in a number a places, including Manhattan Beach, Calif., Old Greenwich, Illinois, and New York. Mrs. Fleming moved to Edgehill in Stamford in 1999 and to Kennebunk in 2009 to be closer to her family.
She was a member of several garden clubs, and was a dedicated hospital volunteer in addition to being a homemaker who was active in the PTA during her sons’ school years.
“She enjoyed painting, and had a great sense of humor and outlook on life,” her family said. “She was a loving wife and mother, and took great pride in her sons and their families.”
She is survived by her two sons, Richard D. Fleming and his wife, Sally, of Alton Bay, N.H. (formerly 37-year residents of Wilton) and Gerald S. Fleming and his wife, Judith, of Boston, Mass.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A family memorial gathering will be held in the spring of 2013. Should friends choose, memorial donations in Mrs. Fleming’s memory may be made to Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, Kennebunk ME 04043.