Maude Wilkinson, age 68, of Alexandria, VA died on May 3, 2014 at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, Arlington, VA. She was born on November 22, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late Percy Daniel and Maude Adams White.
Maude worked at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Maude loved the people she worked with along with the tourists from all over the world she met as they came through the estate. Maude was a member of the Alexandria Friends Meeting House, being active with the Hospitality Committee and the Spiritual Formation Study Group.
Maude was the beloved wife of 42 years of Bob Wilkinson, loving sister of Danny White and his wife Mary of Thousand Oaks, CA and Beth Brownstein and her husband Alan of Davis, CA, proud aunt of Christopher White and his wife Julie of Cincinnati, OH, Jonathan White and his wife Kelsi of Pasadena, CA, Meredith Brownstein of Davis, CA and Ben Brownstein of Los Angeles, CA.
A Memorial Service celebrating Maude's life will be held on May 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Alexandria Friends Meeting House at Woodlawn, 8990 Woodlawn Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Maude's memory to Capital Caring Hospice, C/O Resource Development Department, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042 (www.capitalcaring.org) or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.alz.org).

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Maude's Life

Alexandria Friends Meeting House of Woodlawn
8990 Woodlawn Road
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060

May 31, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  1. Bob, It is with such a heavy heart I write to you. I know how wonderful and sweet Maud was and how much you cared for her. She was by your side for so many years. I hope time will ease some of your sorrow so you can remember the wonderful moments that you shared together. I salute how much you fought to keep her well cared for and be treated with dignity. All my best wishes and sympathy, Margie Gordon

  2. Bob, I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have had the chance to meet Maude when you brought her to the museum. She was so lucky to have had you as a partner. Thinking of you and your family.

  3. I first met Maude at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. A Historic Interpreter, her capacity to explain and entertain made her a sparkling representative of our nation’s Founder. Always thoughtful and cheerful she was cherished for her smile and laugh. She and Bob have lived only one floor above me and I had the pleasure of ‘cat-sitter’ for their silly ChiChi. As a decline set in I felt I could tell the words she wished to speak when they evaded her. Her face and eyes, so expressive; our walks were tender when she pointed to the pretty shrub, new flower, bird on branch—all beautiful things. As truly, was she. Bob, your care of Maude, and her dignity, is representative of the fine, good man you are. It’s an honor to be thought a friend of you both. Most fond, and prayerful regards.

  4. Maude was a dear and loving friend. We shared many wonderful moments and much spiritual richness together. Through sharing her delight in her gratitude journals, she taught me much about the joy of gratitude. Thank you, Bob, for your care and love. We shall miss Maude deeply and we will hold you in our prayers. Much love, Judy and Fred Ceppa

  5. Maude was a dear sweet spirit who was a joy to her family and friends. She had an enthusiasm for learning, sharing and serving others. Although she had been slowly slipping away from us she kept her smile and laugh to share with us.

  6. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Bob, as you have been during the past several years. You were the best caregiver ever. We will miss Maude’s smile and gentle ways. Suzanne, Fred, and Tucker

  7. Bob, I am so sorry to hear about Maude. As her first cousin, most of my memories are from childhood. Her sweet nature is what I remember most. Thinking of you.

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