Pauline Lindquist Markham, 89, widow of Donald P. Markham, passed away on May 17, 2018, after a short illness. A life-long resident of East Hampton, Pauline, born July 25, 1928, was the daughter of the late Fritz Gerhard Lindquist and Odena Malvina (Quinton) Lindquist. Born at home, Pauline was a life-long resident of East Hampton. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 1946, and with Don during their 65 year marriage, was actively involved in the life of the East Hampton community. She was elected Town Clerk in 1975 and served in that capacity until retirement in 2004. She was a 30 year member of the Democratic Town Committee and had been an elected member of the East Hampton Library Board of Directors. Pauline served on the East Hampton Bi-Centennial Committee in 1967 and the local Bi-Centennial Committee celebrating the founding of our Nation in 1976 and provided the historical research highlighting the Town's history from its founding. She volunteered in many activities of the community such as the American Red Cross Blood drives. Pauline had been a member of the East Hampton Congregational Church and its Addenda Circle. Pauline, the youngest of six children, was predeceased by brothers Conrad, Roland and Merton Lindquist and sister Jeanette Barton.
Pauline is survived by her sons: Dean P. Markham and his wife Debbie of East Hampton; their children, Nicole F. Markham of Newport, RI, Danielle P. Mathias and her husband Greg and great-grandchildren Desmond and Isla of Phoenixville, PA, and Gregory D. Markham and his wife Kira and great-grandchildren Sandra, Eva, Gage and Alexander of Colchester; and, Allan N. Markham and wife Sharon of East Hampton, and their sons David A. Markham of East Hampton, and Stephen P. Markham and his wife Colleen and great-grandsons Chase and Asher of Pembroke, MA.; sister Christine Frontel of East Hampton and many nieces and nephews.
The family sincerely thanks the caring and loving staff of Chestelm who provided for her well-being and comfort during her short convalescence. Friends are invited to call at Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton on Monday May 21st between the hours of 5-8 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted by The Rev. Thomas Cowger (Haddam Neck Covenant Church), at Spencer Funeral Home on Tuesday May 22nd commencing at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in Pauline's memory to the East Hampton Ambulance Association at P.O. Box 144, East Hampton at 06424, or the Haddam Neck Covenant Church (Pastor's Fund) 17 Haddam Neck Road, East Hampton at 06424; and to give the gift of life - become a blood donor with the American Red Cross.