New Sweden – Dorcas M. Ketch, 76, died July 30, 2012 at a Caribou nursing facility. She was born September 12, 1935 in Woodland the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Mildred E. (Philbrick) Thomas. She married Richard Ketch on July 14, 1962. She is survived by her husband of 50 Years, her daughter Lynn and Arthur Michaud of Caribou; her granddaughter Cara and Daniel Ramirez and her great-granddaughter Alexis Ramirez of Rock Springs, WY.; three sisters Edwina Barber of Bangor, Shirley Carson of Caribou and Christine Thomas of Santee, CA., sisters in-law Juanita Knowlton of Caribou and Myrtle and Marvin Post of Story City, IA.; brothers in-law; Ward and Lois Ketch of Schuylkill Haven, PA., and Phillip and Gloria Ketch of Woodland. She was predeceased by her parents, sister in-law Louise (John) Judd and brother in-law Dale (Juanita) Ketch. Dorcas was a graduate of the registered nurse program at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and from Barrington College in Barrington, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Nursing. She worked the majority of her 40 year nursing career at Cary Medical Center in Caribou. She was active in the Women’s Mission Circle at the Stockholm Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting, hiking, putting puzzles together and gardening. She loved a rousing game of Chinese checkers and Scrabble with her daughter, granddaughter and sisters. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Friday, August 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Stockholm. Donations in her memory may be made to the Women’s Mission Circle at the Stockholm Baptist Church.