Carrie A. Judkins
1931 – 2009
BANGOR — Carrie A. (Ward) Judkins, 77, of South Paris, died July 23, at her daughter’s home, after a courageous fight with lung and brain cancer.
She was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Naples, the daughter of William S. and Nellie M. (Edson) Ward. She graduated from Casco High School in 1951. She was known for her beautiful singing voice, ability to harmonize and yodeling. She was a marvelous dancer and had great rhythm. She had a keen sense of humor.
She was a member of The Eastern Star, Legion Auxiliary of South Paris, and the Snowhoppers Snowmobile Club for many years. She had a great love for basketball and played basketball for Casco High School. She was a Boston Celtics fan and watched them any chance she had. She loved camping, snowmobiling and being with her many wonderful friends in the Oxford Hills region. Two of her favorite things were her weekly breakfast meetings with her friends and gathering at the weekly dances held in Locke Mills.
She is survived by her loving companion of 12 years, Wilfred Heath of South Paris. Their love and friendship gave her much happiness in the last years of her life; her children, Carrie Guy and her husband, David, of Alexander City, Ala., Linwood Meserve of Portland, Marilyn Judkins and fiancé, Ron Fountain, of Abbot, Alyce Rich and her husband, Matt, of South Paris, Lisa Plunkett and her husband, David, of Bangor and John H. Judkins, III and his partner, Sally Smith, of South Paris; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; her mother, Nellie Ward of Casco; her beloved brothers, Randall Ward of Riviera Beach, Fla., Franklin Ward and his wife, Barbara, of East Hartford, Conn., and Erwin Ward and his wife, Susan, of Oxford.
She was predeceased by her young daughter, Lori Jean Meserve; they are now reunited in heaven; her father, William S. Ward; and her loving husband of 29 years, John H. Judkins Jr.
Carrie’s family wishes to thank the following, Beacon Hospice of Bangor: Especially Cathy Bennett, Stephanie Gagnon and Diana Robinson and RoAnne Austin for their compassionate care and support. Hospice volunteers Roxie, MaryAnne and Liz. Special thanks to Roberta Alexander. Thank-you to Messiah Baptist church for the support given during this difficult time.

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