Heide L. Munro

AUGUSTA – Heide L. Munro, 82, died Friday, March 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta following a brief illness. She was born in Bayreuth, Germany, on July 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Friedrich A. and Margarete (Kapp) Lukas.

Heide was raised in Bayreuth, Germany and educated at the College of Commerce in Liverpool and London, England, the Alliance Françoise in Paris, France where she met her future husband, Bo Munro, St. Francis College in Biddeford and the University of Maine at Augusta and Farmington.

She had a long career as a travel agent from 1972 until her retirement in 2002. Heide married her husband, Orton “Bo” Munro on Dec. 19, 1962, in Maidstone, England, and lived at the same address in Augusta for the last 55 years.

Following her retirement, she participated in many volunteer organizations, the UMA Senior College, Literacy Volunteers, Augusta Nature Club, Kennebec Historical Society, Kennebec Valley Garden Club and the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Augusta.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Orton “Bo” Munro of Augusta; three sons: Christopher L. Munro and his wife Sherri of Norwood, Mass., Stevenson O. Munro and his husband Sean Kelly of New York City and Alexander T. Munro and his wife Phyllis-Anne of Saco; her grandchildren: Cameron P. Munro and Katelyn F. Munro, a sister Ursula Lukas Friedrich, and four nephews and a niece in Germany.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop St., Augusta. The service will also be available to watch on line at: http://www.boxcast.tv/channel/mtifpth0utvesjqgjyej.

Burial will be held at a later date in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

The family requests that donations in Heide’s memory to be made to the charity of your choice and would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

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