LINCOLN - Donald R. "Dee Dee" Lyons, 82, husband of Pauline (Knights) Lyons, died peacefully Jan. 1, 2013, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, after a struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born May 28, 1930, in Lincoln, the son of Ernest and Verna Lyons.
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Dee Dee was a 1949 graduate of Mattanawcook Academy. He served two tours in the U.S. Navy. He was involved in his community in many ways and touched many lives, serving as a scout master for the local Boy Scouts, and as a member of the JayCee's, and Lincoln Chapter No. 112, Order of the Eastern Star. He also helped start Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union, and was a life member of the American Legion. He was a member of Horeb Lodge No. 93 AF & AM and was very active in the Shrine and Northern Penobscot Shrine Club. Dee Dee worked as an electrical instrument technician at LP&P, Great Northern and SAPPI, retiring in 1995. After his retirement, he spent all of his time at his camp in Lee.
In addition to his wife, Pauline of Lincoln; he is survived by two children, Donald Lyons Jr. and his wife, Rosa, of Skowhegan and Ricky Lyons and his wife, Lisa, of Coopersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, Christina Doore and her husband, David, of Enfield, Nicholas Lyons and his wife, Heather, of Durham, Katrina Lyons of Bangor, Sarah and Emily Lyons of Coopersburg, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Isaac Doore of Enfield and Rylie and Eben Lyons of Durham; a sister, Mariel Knights and her husband, Arnold, of Lincoln; a sister-in-law, Shirley Lyons of Bangor; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Bradley; and brothers, Ervin "Goose" Lyons and Raymond Lyons.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with a Masonic funeral being held at 7:30 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Roy Richardson officiating. Spring interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Children's Hospital. Donations may be left at the funeral home. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013