Richmond-Wallace Price Umberhind, 83, of the Alexander-Reed Rd. passed away on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Amenity Manor in Topsham with his family by his side.
He was born on May 10, 1923 in Richmond, the son of Lister and Agnes (Anderson) Umberhind. He attended Richmond Schools, graduating from Richmond High School in 1940.
Wallace proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army. He worked a good portion of his life as a dairy farmer on his farm in Richmond. Wallace later worked as a logger and operated his own saw mill.
He was a past selectman for the Town of Richmond.
After 50 years of being single he met and married Elisabeth Muller-Bongers of Munich, Germany and together they enjoyed traveling and nature. Wallace also enjoyed working in the woods and riding his Indian motorcycle. He meticulously built a new home not far from the old farm that he and his wife would live in.
Wallace and Elisabeth had a love for the land, so much so that, with the help of the Nature Conservancy, he sold 80 acres of his land to The Land For Maine Futures, an organization that will protect it for generations to come.
Wallace was predeceased by his parents, a sister Madelyn Loon, brothers Erlon, Lloyd and Lister Umberhind Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife Elisabeth of Richmond, stepson Michael Bongers of Germany, nephew Ronnie Loon of Richmond, nieces Joyce Tome of Bowdoinham, Janet Brawn of Bowdoinham, Cheryl Pickett of Richmond, Lorane Umberhind of Sebago, Barbara Umberhind of Richmond, Amy U. Mish of Massachusetts, Jennifer Umberhind of Maryland, several great nieces and nephews.
a memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 13th from 5 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy 14 Maine St. Suite 401 Brunswick, Me 04011
Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357