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Juanita T. Wheaton

November 30, 1929 — November 11, 2016

CARIBOU - Juanita T. (Hathaway) Wheaton, age 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 11, 2016. She was Born in Caribou, November 30, 1929 to Emmons and Laura (Spooner) Hathaway, the youngest of 6 children. Juanita graduated from Caribou High School on June 23, 1948 and married Sterling E. Wheaton on May 27, 1951. For her wedding Sterling gifted Juanita a camp on Madawaska Lake where they summered for many years enjoying time with their children and extended family. She was a lifelong member of The Caribou Assembly of God Church accepting the Lord as her Savior June 24, 1945, and was baptized in water July 22, 1945. Through her service to the Lord she nourished those around her with love, faith and prayers. Many of Juanita's friends were members of the church including one of her dearest friends Catherine Beesley the wife of former pastor Harold Beesley. After Sterling's passing in 1992, Juanita made numerous trips to Florida to visit family. Among her travels she enjoyed the National Quartet Convention in Louisville Kentucky with one of her favorite nieces, Anna Rae. Along the way she and Anna Rae met traveling companions Doris Sherman and Phyllis Clewley and had many adventures. Juanita's love of books filled her life and she passed many of them back and forth with family members. Juanita's children remember fondly the years of potato picking and the wonderful handmade goodies including sandwiches made with homemade bread and the special whoopie pies lovingly wrapped in waxed paper. Juanita was predeceased by her husband Sterling; 1 brother and 4 sisters. She is survived by two sons Galen and Michael and two daughters Carla and Laura, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, Many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Darlene Craig and her family. Friends may call at the Caribou Assembly of God, Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1pm until time of services which will be held at 2pm at the church, with Rev. Don Owen, officiating. Interment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery, Caribou. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Juanita T. Wheaton, please visit our flower store.


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