Inara Booker, 89, passed away February 19, 2019 at the Sussman House in
Rockport. She was surrounded by her loving family and caring staff. Ina was born
November 22, 1929 in Jelgava, Latvia to Dr. Alfred Mednis and Elza (Jansons)
Inara spent her early life in Latvia and came to the United States in 1949. She met
Bill, her husband of 57 years in 1953. They raised their family in West Dennis,
Massachusetts, but their love was the mountains and lakes of Rangeley, Maine
where they summered. Once retired, they moved to Rangeley where they
enjoyed time in the outdoors with family and friends skiing, canoeing, and hiking.
Inara was always busy. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed the arts, and loved
opera. She had a beautiful singing voice that was enjoyed by many as she played
the piano, especially on holidays.
Inara had a passion for helping people and always put others before herself. Her list of volunteer
activities is long and varied and incudes the Rangeley Public Library and the Rangeley Region Guides &
Sportsman’s Association. Everyone around her enjoyed and will deeply miss her
grace, elegance, and overwhelming kindness.
She is survived by her daughters, Ingrid Mroz and her husband Bill Mroz of St.
George, ME, and Krista Booker of South Dennis, MA, her sister Margaret Mednis
of Rockland, ME, and many relatives in Latvia. She is predeceased by her husband
Bill, and her son, Bill Jr.
A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church in Rockland.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 78
Main Street, Thomaston.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com