Juanita's Story

GOULDSBORO - Juanita Louise Keene, 80, died, December 4, 2014 at a Bangor health care facility. She was born December 13, 1933 in Gouldsboro, ME, a daughter of James Rulof and Cassie Lena (Bickford) Farrell Sr.

Juanita married Royal S. Keene in 1954. She was a United States Customs Officer for the Bluenose Ferry Service from 1956 to 1969. She owned and operated with her husband Royal, the Royal Green Houses from 1969 until their retirement in 1989. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Juanita is survived by two sons; Alan Keene and wife Patricia, and R. Christopher Keene and wife Kimberly, two daughters; Jennie Keene, all of Bar Harbor and Brenda Power of Holden , eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great great, many nieces and nephews; two brothers; Donald Farrell of Lubec and Jim Farrell of Virginia, and a sister, Alice Cousins of Portland. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Royal S. Keene, three brothers, Embert, John, David and a sister Corine Farrell.

Royal & Juanita enjoyed the retirement life and friends on Donnell Pond. They loved having the family over for weekend gatherings. She loved all the animals on the pond, from the squirrels and birds to the many dogs that affected their life. Oak-lee being her recent daily companion, who is going to miss her dearly.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.

Memorial contributions may be made in Juanita's memory to the Mount Desert Island YMCA, P.O. Box 51, Bar Harbor, ME. 04609, and the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME. 04605.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
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