Delta Ruth Walton Roix, 90,
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Delta Ruth Walton Roix, 90, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center with her daughter; a niece, Darlene McKenna; and a friend, Deborah Hersey, by her side. She was born June 26, 1919, in Chapman, the daughter of Willis and Laila Grendell Walton. Delta attended Presque Isle schools and graduated from Presque Isle High School. She was married to Eugene J. Roix Jr., May 17, 1941. She was a homemaker, worked for a few years as a secretary at Presque Isle Water Co., Converse Rubber Co. and Presque Isle Unemployment Office. She loved spending time with family and friends. In later years she loved to spend time on the telephone every day calling family and friends, especially her niece, Mabel Brown, whom she spoke with many times every day. She loved having visits from family and friends, especially the younger children. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was affectionately called "Maude" or "Maudie" by some, and was also an avid Red Sox fan. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon E. Roix of Presque Isle, who loved her very much, and will miss all the special times they shared together throughout the years. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends who loved her. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a brother, Delma "Ted" Walton; a sister, Doris Walton Henderson; a sister, Avis Walton Gonsalves; a sister, Effie Walton Adams and Effie's daughter, Iris Adams Hayden, who at a young age was brought up as a sister to Delta, after the death of her mother; many nieces and nephews. Sharon wishes to thank all the physicians and staff at The Aroostook Medical Center and Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the love and care that they gave to her mother during the past two months, especially to Dr. Bruce Alexander for the care and loving support that he gave to her through all the years that he was her doctor. Family and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, at Bethany Baptist Church, Presque Isle, with the Rev. James Ackerson officiating. A reception will be after the service in the fellowship hall at the church. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Memorial Fund, 162 Academy St., Presque Isle, ME 04769 or American Diabetes Association , Portland Office, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News on April 10, 2010