Page Inness-Brown Tharpe, 95, died on Feb. 23, 2019, at her home in Aiken, S.C. She was a longtime resident of Marathon, Fla.; East Boothbay, Maine; and Montclair.
Mrs. Tharpe was born July 3, 1923, in East Boothbay, Maine, to Virginia Royall Inness-Brown and Hugh Alwyn Inness-Brown.
She was educated in horticulture and focused on the art of Japanese flower arrangement, as a designer, exhibitor and a judge. She also went on the attain her real estate broker’s license in Florida where she was an active real estate agent in the community for many years. She enjoyed collecting art and antiques, creating watercolor paintings, and was accomplished at fine needlework. An avid fan of Julia Child’s, she loved to cook for family and friends.
Mrs. Tharpe was predeceased by her husband, James B. Tharpe Sr., her brother Dr. Hugh Alwyn Inness-Brown Jr., and her sister Virginia Inness-Brown Conn.
She is survived by her sister Constance Van Valkenberg; her children, Suzanne Tharpe, James B. Tharpe Jr., Sybil Davis, Sally K. Grant, Page Tharpe, Nell Tharpe, and Anne Spriggs; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Green Landing Lodge in East Boothbay, followed by a brief reception and a family luncheon.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the charity or organization of your choice.