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Vaughn "Bud" Brewer

CARIBOU - Vaughn "Bud" Brewer, 86, died Dec. 7, 2013, in Bangor, following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Crouseville, the son of the late Harry and Mary (DeLong) Brewer.

Mr. Brewer served with the U.S. Army during World War II and served a past commander of the Henry B. Pratt Post 15 American Legion and was also a member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW. He married Dathaline "Day" Brewer Aug. 6, 1952 and she predeceased him Nov. 26, 2012, after 60 years of marriage. Mr. Brewer served as the maintenance supervisor for Maine Public Service Company for many years. He was an active member of Caribou United Baptist Church, serving as church deacon, was past King Lion of the Caribou Lions Club, was a member of the Caribou RSVP and served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader for a number of years. Bud also served as past president of the Caribou Historical Society, was a member of Caribou Lodge No. 170 AF & AM, and volunteered at the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen. During this Christmas season many will remember Bud and Day as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, as they brought many a smile to young and old alike during the Christmas season in Caribou.

Mr. Brewer is survived by his son, Thomas Brewer and wife, Mary, of Presque Isle; his daughters, Barbara Davis of Caribou and Karen Kovach and husband, Dennis, of Woodland; one brother, Isaac Brewer; his grandchildren, Kylie Davis Hessert and husband, Anthony, Adam Davis, Joshua and Jessika Kovach and Brandon Brewer; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His special four legged companion, Jackamo as well as his many friends at McDonalds, Leo's and Burger King. Mr. Brewer was predeceased by a grandson, Garrett Brewer.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, from Caribou United Baptist Church, with Pastor Troy Heald and the Rev. Ron Rosser, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Extension Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Brewer may do so through a "Special Santa" fund to be established to provide annual benefits for needy children in the Caribou area at Christmas, care of The County Federal Credit Union, 82 Bennett Drive, Caribou, ME. Envelopes are also available through the funeral home. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 10, 2013
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