HENNIKER, NH: Pauline Mortimer-Simkin, from both Henniker and Bow, NH will be missed by many.
Born in May of 1934, she was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Terrance Simkin, daughter, Pamela Seddon, granddaughters, Allyson and Heidi Eisenberg, brother, Gene Baldi, and sister, Florance Wall. She is also survived by her son, William Mortimer, first husband, George Mortimer and brother, Edward Baldi.
Pauline loved to be active. She square danced since 1982, with the Concord Coach and Bradford Country Squares. She was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the New Hampshire 4000 Foot Club; she climbed 48 mountains, some several times. She loved tennis, bowling, bicycling, kayaking and backpacking. She skied both downhill and cross country and was a member of Concord's Always an Adventure Club. She volunteered as an usher and house manager for the Concord Center of the Arts. For many years, she was a participant in the 50 Plus exercise group at Bow Community Center.
Pauline drove more than 25 times across the USA and Canada by motorcycle, car and camper. Her foreign travel included: Egypt, Russia, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Turkey, France, Germany, England, and Peru (including the headwaters of the Amazon.)
While living in Henniker, she was a Girl Scout leader, President of the Henniker Mother Club, chaperon to the Henniker High School outing club and co-leader of the Henniker Village Folk Dancers (selected to take Henniker group to Tennessee competitions.) She was also a Trustee of the Tucker Free Library in Henniker; she loved reading.
Pauline met her husband, Terrance Simkin, while assisting the Engineering Foundation from New York. She worked for Engineering Foundation several summers in New Hampshire, Florida and California.
Pauline was Secretary to one of the Presidents of New England College, worked in the customer service and trust departments of the former Bank of New Hampshire (now TD Bank) before retiring.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Henniker, NH is assisting the family.
A Graveside Service will be held on May 9, 2020 at 11 am in Henniker New Cemetery, Henniker, NH and followed by a reception at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Raymond Seddon, at 190 Hillside Drive, Henniker, NH.