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Allen E. Ackerson

April 2, 1936 — August 15, 2022

WOODLAND - Allen E. Ackerson, 86, died at home in Woodland on August 15, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on April 2, 1936, the son of the late Ellsworth and Lillian (Mansman) Ackerson. He was a 1952 graduate of Wayne High School in Wayne, NJ. Allen served in the United States Army, and then in the U.S. Army Reserves. On June 22, 1962 he married Bettylou Bourhill. Allen attended the St. Mattress Church. In 1969, Allen started Ackerson Pump Company. His daughter Tracey joined him in the family business in 1987. In 1996, he retired and he and Betty moved to the Island of Anguilla where they spent 5 years basking in the sun and where he spent hours on his boat in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. They moved back to the states for the love of family. Allen worked hard, and played harder. His love of family will always be remembered.  In June of this year Allen and Betty celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Allen is survived by his wife, Betty Ackerson of Woodland, their two daughters, Susan Keeter and husband Ed of Erie, PA, and Tracey Westin and husband Ken of Woodland, a sister, Nancy McKenna of Vernon, NJ, grandchildren, TJ Guadagno of Denver, CO, and Matthew Brown of Connor Township, a great-granddaughter, Aiyanna Rossignol-Brown, nephews, Robert McKenna and wife Valerie of Sparta, NJ, and Ryan McKenna of Vernon, NJ, nieces, Lori Liberty of VA, and Debbie Ross of Pequannock, NJ.   

The family would like to thank Dr. Caleb Swanberg for his years of excellent care and also Tonya Sherwood, and Amy Edgecomb. The family could not have cared for Allen without you all and are forever grateful for the love and compassion you shared. Private family services will be held at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou.
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