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Margaret E. "Dolly" Pendexter

Margaret E. "Dolly" Pendexter of Linebrook Road, Ipswich,  wife of Earl F. Pendexter, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of seventy-five.

 Born on March 26, 1939 in Presque Isle, ME, she attended school in Maine and married her High School sweetheart.  They lived in Maine in her early years and moved to Ipswich with three children where they have since resided and raised their five daughters.

As a young entrepreneur, she owned and operated the Asbury Grove Store and Restaurant for five years.  She later studied real estate and became an agent working for many local companies, her most recent, Windhill Realty.

She enjoyed her family and friends and had a smile for everyone.  She loved chatting with people about their lives and what mattered to them.  She always cared for others, and was ready to offer real advice and a helpful hand.  Her greatest love and devotion was for her husband and her family.  “Dolly” shared many talents through her life and became most known for her passion of the art world.  She studied and practiced over many years to achieve the skill and talent that produced the most beautiful and meaningful paintings. Her artwork and her love for her family will remain her legacy. Growing up on a farm, she had a love for animals, especially horses.  She was an avid gardener as she loved flowers and birds and the peace and tranquility that it offered. She loved to read and share books.  She loved to travel, especially to her favorite annual destination of the warm and sunny climate of Aruba.

In addition to  Earl, the love of her life and  husband of fifty-eight years, she is survived by four daughters, Debbie Stansfield of Rowley,  Pam Paquin and her husband Brian  of Ipswich,  Elaine Baker and her husband Jim  of Ipswich, and Julie Pendexter of Ipswich;  ten grandchildren, Micah, Amber, Margaret, Wesley, Mindy, Ryan Lee, Justin, Katelyn, Tabatha and Gwenyth, and many great grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her daughters Wendy and Paula.

Her funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, May 29 in the First Church in Ipswich, One Meetinghouse Green,  followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich., Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Paul & Wendy Scholarship Fund, 76 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA  01938.

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