WALDOBORO – Mildred Merrifield Walter, 95, of Friendship Street, passed away Dec. 19, 2003, at Fieldcrest Manor Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was the only child of Lyman Fogler and Maude (Jones) Merrifield, born April 15, 1908, in Washington. Mildred attended schools in Washington and Union, she graduated from Union High School in 1925. She immediately began teaching school on a State Permit and taught for two years. One of the schools in which she taught is now on display at the Knox County fairgrounds in Union. Then, she attended the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 1931. After graduation from college, Mildred got immediate employment at Union High School and then in 1945, she accepted a teaching position at Presque Isle High School. She held that position until her return to Waldoboro in 1952, following her Sept. 30, 1951 marriage to E. Ashley Walter Jr. She assisted Ashley in his local business office with insurance, real estate and tax preparation matters until his death in 1995. During the period from 1952 to 1967, she also served extensively as a substitute teacher at Waldoboro and Medomak Valley High Schools. Mildred served for six years on the Washington School Board, she served for a time as the secretary/treasurer of the Knox County Teachers Association and is a past president of the Union High School Alumni Association. She was invited to become a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as an officer of that society in Presque Isle. She was a member and past president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. Mildred was an 80-year member of the grange, having belonged to Evening Star Grange of Washington. She belonged to Knox County Pomona Grange, the Maine State Grange and was a Seventh Degree Member of the Assembly of Demeter of the National Grange. In Waldoboro, she had been a member of the United Methodist Women, the Waldoboro Women’s Club and of the Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Nancy (Mrs. Alan) Schnoebelen of Centreville, Md., and several cousins. Visiting hours will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church, PO Box 354, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.