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Kenneth Roland Keaton
14 January 1961 - 17 March 2018
Funeral Date: 24 March 2018
Caribou – Kenneth Roland Keaton, 57, passed away Saturday, March 17, flag2018 at EMMC surrounded by his family after a brief illness.  He was born January 14, 1961, the middle of nine children to Alonzo and Joan (Ouellette) Keaton, Jr.  Kenny met the love of his life, Tamra Barnes, in May 2006, “the best one yet” as he would introduce her to people.  They married December 23, 2009, two years to the date that Kenny had proposed to her.  After having such sadness that year with Kenny’s mom and Tamra’s grandmother passing away, they opted to end the year on a happy note.  They had a small ceremony at home with their family.  Kenny and Tamra enjoyed their time together cooking, camping, traveling and spending time with their family.  Family was everything to Kenny.  Kenny was a member of the Caribou High School class of 1979, a 2014 graduate of Northern Maine Community College and served with the U.S Air Force.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts and served as Commissioner of the Boy Scouts for 23 years.  He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he served as CYO Advisor, and was a member of the Genealogy Club of Aroostook.  Kenny was a mobile notary and performed over 300 weddings in his 30 year commission.  He loved doing daily crossword puzzles with his mother-in-law or brother Rick, scratching lottery tickets, hoping for the big win, photography and reading, especially books by author Clive Cussler.  He was a social butterfly making friends and conversation everywhere he went.  Kenny donated his time designing patches for many different organizations.  He was a caretaker for his mother-in-law after she became ill before passing in 2017.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Tamra of Caribou, are son Brian James Keaton of Washington State, 8 siblings, Michael Keaton and wife Susan, Richard Keaton and wife Diane all of Caribou, Judy Ouillette and husband Bob of Tuscan, Az., Peter Keaton of Veazie, Thomas Keaton of Biloxi, Miss., Lisa Keaton and her wife Lisa of Gulf Port, Florida, Theresa Dube and husband Ed  and Shelley Massey and husband Brian all of Caribou. A brother-in-law Mark Barnes and fiancé Paula DeMerchant of Presque Isle, 26 nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and nephews and his psyco cat Toby. Kenny was predeceased by his parents, a niece Katie Ouillette and his in-laws Mary and Fred Hutchings.  Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, Friday, March 23, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, at 11 a.m. from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Interment will be at the New Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.  Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshment at the Friends of Scouting Hall, Aldrich Drive, Caribou.  Friends who wish to contribute in Ken’s memory may do so by the Boy Scout Troop 184.

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  • Ruth Bouchard
  • 19 March 2018
Sorry to hear about Kenny, although I did not see him often he always has had smile and was very friendly.I knew him more growing up. Prayers and thoughts with the families.
  • Lauri StPeter
  • 19 March 2018
Keaton Family, It saddens my heart at the sorrow you feel losing your loved one...Some of my best younger days were spent with you all and Ken was always the light in the room...RIP my friend and my sincerest heartfelt condolences to those who you leave behind for now. Hugs to you all from South Carolina but the distance keeps me from being there to deliver them in person. Love to you all....
  • Peg Conlogue
  • 20 March 2018
I was so sorry to lean of Kenny's passing. We worked together at Job Corps and had great times. I will always remember his sense of humor and the Hallmark and cross stitch programs that he put on my computer and than had to take off. I will be sorry not to see him around town.
  • April R Caron
  • 21 March 2018
Tamra, Theresa and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Death is such a difficult ordeal to go through. Only the Lord can ease your pain. Hang on to His hand and don't let go. He will see you through. I will keep you in my prayers as you grieve the loss of someone so dear.
Hugs,
April
  • Hershel & Nancy Conley
  • 23 March 2018
To the Keaton Family
We are sorry for your loss; Kenny always had a great smile on his face; our thoughts and prayers are with you all
  • Kathleen Guerrette Smith
  • 23 March 2018
To the Keaton family:
Sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. We will keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers
during this difficult time. May God Bless You.
The Guerrette family. (childhood neighbors)
  • Betty Cunningham
  • 24 March 2018
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Kenny. I will always remember his bubbly personality and caring ways. Rest In Peace.
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