BLUE HILL – Diana H. Hinckley, 95, died Jan. 17, 2010, at a Blue Hill hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Cornville, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Hayden) Hight. Diana graduated from Skowhegan High School, and in 1936 from the University of Maine, Orono, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She and her husband, Jerold M. Hinckley moved to Blue Hill in the late 1930s. In the early ’40s, she worked at Blue Hill Library and sustained her love of books throughout her lifetime. Diana then became a full-time homemaker and in 1965 when Jerry retired, she took up golf so that they could spend time together. They spent their winters in Yuma, Ariz., because of the fact that it has the sunniest days of any town in the USA. Diana turned into an excellent golfer and won awards at Yuma Country Club and Blue Hill Country Club, Blue Hill, where they were active members. From 1950 to 1970, Diana was very involved with Abnaki Girl Scout Council and was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Diana was very civic minded. She supported many organizations in the community and developed a fondness for George Stevens Academy. Diana was an avid Bridge player and was still actively playing in 2009. Diana’s family remembered coming to her home in Blue Hill in the summer’s during their youth, where they delighted in the special time that they shared with Diana and Jerold. She is survived by a niece, Betty Grant of Hartland; two nephews, Gerald Weeks of Skowhegan, and Donald Weeks and wife, Barbara, of Saco. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerold M. Hinckley, Aug. 5, 1995; her brother, Fred W. Weeks; and sister-in-law, Mildred. A celebration of Diana’s life will be held 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Parker Ridge, South Street, Blue Hill, where a service will begin 2 p.m. Those who desire may make contributions in Diana’s memory to SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
DIANA H. HINCKLEY
Posted Jan. 19, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.