Marilyn Lindberg Wentworth, age 88, died on April 3, 2018 at her home at Riverwoods Retirement Community in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Born in Isanti County, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Amanda and Royal Lindberg. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she met her future husband Robert F. Wentworth. She majored in physical education with a minor in history, a life-long interest. Marilyn taught in elementary schools in Minnesota, Virginia and Illinois, following Bob through his military service, before they began their family of three children.
The family lived in Madison, New Jersey for over 25 years where Marilyn was active in the League of Women Voters at the state and local level, the Board of Education, the Zoning Board and many other local organizations. After working on Wall Street for several years, she went to graduate school at age 50 to get her Masters of Science in Nutrition. She then became a registered dietician and taught nutrition at the college level.
In the late 1980s Marilyn and Bob retired to their family vacation home in Manchester, VT where she was active with the community, worldwide travel, tennis, bridge and grandchildren. In 2005, they moved to the Riverwoods community in Exeter, NH where she joined several committees including food service and library. She was a co-editor of the book The War We Knew: RiverWoods Remembers World War II, published in 2011, and founder of the annual Ridge at Riverwoods Dog Show.
Marilyn embraced life as a swimmer, gardener, gourmet cook and avid reader. Her greatest joy was her support and love of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Robert Wentworth of Exeter, NH; children Rand (Sue) Wentworth, Wendy Wentworth (Richard Joslin) and Bill (Renee) Wentworth; grandchildren Amanda Shapiro and Avery, Alec and Thomas Wentworth.
A celebration of her life will be held on May 5th at 3pm in the Ridge Room at Riverwoods on White Oak Drive in Exeter, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Planned Parenthood or the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPInet.org). The family extends special thanks to the skilled nursing staff at Riverwoods.