HAMPDEN - Kathleen E. (Coombs) Stewart, 64, passed away at her home April 29, 2015. She was born August 31, 1950, in Charleston, SC, the daughter of Earl Clifton and Lucine Elsie (Oswald) Coombs.
Kathleen graduated from Rockland District High School, class of 1968. She received her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Maine at Orono in 1972. She worked as an operating room technician for Eastern Maine Medical Center and most recently as a veterinary technician at Ridge Runner Veterinary Services in Winterport.
Kathleen loved birds and animals, she welcomed into her home two rescued greyhounds and numerous birds, including an African Grey and several cockatiels, over the years.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Lucine Coombs. She is survived by a brother, Earl Coombs Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Winslow, ME; two nieces, Jonna Coombs Hunter and her husband, John, of Huntington Station, NY, and Renee Coombs Sweeney and her husband, Michael, of Southwick, MA; a great-nephew, Edward Hunter; two great-nieces, Kara and Amber Sweeney; and a special friend, Melanie Fox.
Services will be private for the family. Those who wish to remember Kathleen in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.