Cecil Williams

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HOULTON - Cecil Williams, 87, went to be with his Heavenly Father and Loved ones that have gone on before on Sept. 5, 2016. Cecil was born May 19, 1929 in Amity, the son of the late Melvin and Mamie (Seamans) Williams.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Ruth (Alward) Williams of 63 years; son, Larry of Houlton, Jan of Gretna VA; 3 loving grandchildren, Nick Ivey of Houlton, Kerri (Ivey) Kowalski and husband Keith of Lees Summit, MO and Wendy (Ivey) Rose and husband, Brandon of Middletown, OH; many loving great grandchildren, Aaron and Delannie Ivey, Jack, Maris and Camdyn Kowalski, Zelva, Madison and Dakota Rose. He is also survived by three sisters, Floris of Hodgdon, Joyce White and husband, Raymond of Herman, Elzina Forbes and husband, Don of Malvern, PA. Cecil was predeceased by three brothers he loved dearly, Mervin, Leonard and Basil; 2 sisters he thought the world of, Madeline Edward and Leita Jordan.
Cecil has done a wide variety of jobs after graduating in 1947. He also attended and graduated from the University of Maine and Ricker College. He taught school in Amity for 4 years. After the school closed he relocated to Linneus and taught there for 7 years. In 1962 he was offered the principals job in Littleton. He was accepted and was there for 17 years and also coached baseball and basketball. In 1978 Cecil decided it was time for a vocational change. He and his wife purchased Maple Grove Nursing Home, renamed it Crestview Manor, ran the business for 7 years and sold it. He then was offered a position as activity and social director of Rest Haven Nursing Home in Patten. When Danforth Nursing Home opened, he accepted a job there as Administrator. He retired after 10 years. He enjoyed retirement by fishing, hunting, snowsledding and going to the nursing home and hospitals with 5 others singing the "Wonderful Hymns" he enjoyed. Cecil thanked God for all his accomplishments and experiences of life.
Friends and relatives may call at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton on Friday, September 9th at 1-2 p.m. Funeral services immediately following with Sterling Lawrence, pastor of the Bethel Pentecostal Church, Oakfield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or one of your choice. Burial will be in the Hodgdon Cemetery.
Also, the family would like to thank the staff at Madigan Estates for all the care given. Cecil enjoyed his stay there, going to activities and especially singing.
Published on  September 7, 2016
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