Wilma Oliver Bourne, who had lived in her West Falmouth cottage for 73 years, died July 5. She was 93.
She was the wife of Lester A. Bourne Jr., who died in 1980.
Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of William and Louisa (Lange) Oliver. She attended Hampton Academy, where she was valedictorian of her class.
She continued her education at the Boston branch of Bryant & Stratton College, a business school that would be acquired by Newbury College in 1975. After graduation, she worked for the New England Greyhound Lines of Boston.
She met Lester Bourne in Boston while he was in the Navy, and after they were married on June 30, 1946, in North Hampton, New Hampshire, they settled in West Falmouth.
Ms. Bourne was a member and trustee of West Falmouth United Methodist Church.
She belonged to the Snug Harbor Club of West Falmouth, and enjoyed swimming at Chapoquoit Beach and collecting sea glass during walks along the ocean there. She also liked to go clamming, quahogging and scalloping.
A gardener, she grew vegetables and flowers. She had won many ribbons over the years at the Barnstable County Fair for her flowers, vegetables and raspberries. She also had a love for music and played both the organ and accordion.
She leaves her children, Cynthia B. Farren of North Falmouth, Lester A. Bourne III of Monroe, Connecticut, William C. Bourne of West Falmouth and Rose Bourne of Newport Beach, California; two grandchildren, Lester Bourne IV of Trumbull, Connecticut, and Michael Bourne of Fairfield, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, who died in 1980, she was predeceased by her sister, Anna Goss, and her daughter Linda N. Bourne.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 10, from 6 to 8 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway.
Burial will be Thursday, July 11, at noon in Oak Grove Cemetery, 46 Jones Road in Falmouth. Following burial, there will be a 2 PM service at West Falmouth United Methodist Church, 636 West Falmouth Highway.