Leslie Keene Hewett Sr.

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Leslie Keene Hewett Sr.

1939 – 2010

WATERVILLE — Leslie Keene Hewett Sr., 70, of New Portland, went to be with the Lord March 27, at Thayer Hospital after a courageous battle with an illness. At his side, Rita Hewett, his long-time companion and his son and daughters helped ease his burden.

He was born in Farmington, July 26, 1939, the son of the late Fred and Hortense Gould Hewett Evans. He was educated in the Riley and Jay school systems. He was the owner of K&H Tire in Livermore Falls. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman, who loved the great outdoors, camping, family gatherings and visiting with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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He was a life member of the Elks Club. He enjoyed his second home in Florida, loved country music and bluegrass. He was the life of the party. Regardless of where it was held or who attended or for what occasion, he brought life to the gathering. He will be sadly missed.

He leaves behind his companion, Rita Hewett of Wilton; daughters, Cheryl Burhoe and husband, Robert, of Livermore Falls and Marcia Hewett and her companion, Steve Legg, of Johnson City, Tenn.; son, Leslie Hewett Jr. “Tiger” and wife, Elizabeth, of Jay; brothers, Dwain and Wesley Hewett; stepbrother, Walter Evans; grandsons, Joshua Reeve of Seattle, Wash., and Juston Goucher and Jason Goucher, of Livermore Falls; and great-granddaughters, Marissa and Mariah Grover of Augusta.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; sister, Valerie Whipple; brother, Walter Hewett; stepfather, John Evans; stepbrother, Johnny Evans; and nephew, Brent Hewett.

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