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Kenneth Roland Keaton

January 14, 1961 — March 17, 2018

Caribou – Kenneth Roland Keaton, 57, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 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 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Roland Keaton, please visit our flower store.


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