Magison, Imogene

June 30th, 2009

Imogene C. (Barnum) Magison, age 100, of Wilmington, formerly of Reading and Topsfield, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Born in Haverhill, MA, on September 12, 1908, Imogene was the dear daughter of the late Ernest L. and Ethel M. (Green) Barnum. Imogene grew up in Haverhill, MA and on the family farm in Atkinson, NH. She received her teaching degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire and was a teacher for the Beverly School System for many years prior to retiring. Imogene lived in Reading, MA for many years and in Topsfield, MA, where she was an active member of the Topsfield Congregational Church. She moved to Wilmington a few years ago to be closer to her family. In her spare time, Imogene enjoyed reading, playing bridge, and bird watching. She also loved being with her family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Imogene was the beloved wife of the late Earl Magison, she was the step-mother for over 51 years to Ernest Magison and his wife Dixie of Temple Terrace, Florida, Jane Willwerth and her husband Bill of Wilmington, and the late Shirley Mitchell of New Hampshire, grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister of the late Leroy, Bart, Bernice, Cathleen, and Beatrice, Imogene is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, July 6th for visitation from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Home Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

Memorial donations in Imogene’s name may be made to the Mass. Audubon Society, 6 Beacon St., #1025, Boston, MA 02108 or to a charity of one’s choice.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Magison, Imogene”

  1. Debbi Magison Swedberg says:

    Keeping you all in my prayers.

  2. Walt and Dolly Friesen says:

    Although we never knew Imogene Magison, we honor her as Bunni’s Grammy Gene. Bunni talked of her often with deep respect and fondness. She was a great influence in Bunni’s life and is missed so much by her, and I’m sure by the rest of her family. Our sympathy to you all.

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