FARMINGTON – Miriam L. Dyer, 66, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, March 23, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband at her side.

She was born May 23, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., the second of three daughters of the Rev. John Charles and Norma (Damery) Reid. The family later moved to Kingfield, where she graduated from Kingfield High School in 1960. She made her home there for many years.

On Dec. 17, 1960, she married Rudolph L. Dyer Jr. in Kingfield. In addition to devoting her life to her family as a loving homemaker, she enjoyed the many people she met as an Avon sales lady and the children with whom she worked, spearheading a reading program while serving for a short while as the librarian for the Kingfield Elementary School.

She and her husband moved to Farmington Falls in 1984, purchasing the Whittier Farm and lovingly refurbished it to its original state. Her heart and soul can still be seen there today.

She loved spending time with her family, often gathering with them for a special meal or holiday feast. You could depend on “Mimi” to bring forth some bit of history to these events, be it the history of a family platter or recipe, and always told with pride. She enjoyed music and playing the piano, summer trips to the ocean, antiques and porcelain dolls and her faithful feline friends. She was a member of the Red Snappers Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Rudolph Dyer Jr. of Farmington; a son, David Dyer and his wife, Julie, of Phillips; a daughter, Lynne Eustis and her husband, James, of Phillips; six grandchildren, Justin Merrigan of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jack Merrigan (U.S. Navy), Eric Barry of Farmington and Justin Eustis, Hillary Eustis and Tristen Dyer, all of Phillips; two sisters, Louise Fisher and her husband, Frank, of Towanda, Pa., and Sherrill Morrell and her husband, Steven, of Hampden; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

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