Mildred B. Conklin died at home on Dayton Lane in East Hampton on Aug. 19. She was 92 and a lifelong resident of the South Fork with a pedigree that included at least one whaling captain who sailed from Sag Harbor.
Her mother, Dorothy Hedges, was orphaned at a young age. She lived in the Hampton House in Sag Harbor and used to summer at a camp on Georgica Pond on property now owned by Faith Popcorn, said Mrs. Conklin’s son, James Conklin.
Mrs. Conklin was born on July 1, 1920 in Bridgehampton to the former Dorothy Hedges and Joseph Brennan, a potato farmer. She was one of four children. She grew up in Bridgehampton and graduated from Bridgehampton High School with a class of about 12, her son said.
In 1942 she was working as a dental assistant when she met and later married Alfred H. Conklin, a salesman for Ford tractors. Mr. Conklin survives, as do their two children, James Conklin of East Hampton and Donna C. Freeman of Bridgehampton. Mrs. Conklin also leaves two grandchildren and a sister, Evalyn Culver of Southampton.
The funeral was private. Memorial contributions were suggested for the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church building fund, 18 James Lane, East Hampton 11937.