Keith's Story

EAST MILLINOCKET - Keith Boynton, Jr., 81, died peacefully at his home Saturday, November 14, 2015 as a result of Alzheimer's disease. He was born April 7, 1934 in East Millinocket, the oldest son of Keith Boynton, Sr. and Ruth (Corbett) Boynton.

Kebo graduated from Schenck High School, class of 1952. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 -56. After leaving the military, he returned to East Millinocket with his wife Joan V. (Speed) Boynton where they made their home at 39 Pine St. Kebo worked at the Great Northern Paper Company for 37 years before retiring in January of 1990. The following April he took a job at Hillcrest Golf Course where he worked for many years and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Kebo was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling in many different leagues in Millinocket and Lincoln.

Kebo was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Wade A. Boynton. Kebo is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan V. (Speed) Boynton and their two daughters, Kathy Boynton of Old Orchard Beach, and Mary Jo Fontaine and her husband Richard of Saco; three granddaughters, Katie Fontaine of Saco, Amy Springer and her husband Jason of Old Orchard Beach, and Kristin Gaudette and her husband Andrew of Biddeford; a brother, Ronald Boynton and his wife Irene of East Millinocket; a sister, Bonnie Douglass and Ralph of Little Deer Isle; two sisters in law, Joan M. Boynton of Florida, and Mary Guzman and her husband Joseph of Texas; a brother in law, Dean Speed and wife Carolyn of Florida; two aunts, Mary Morin and her husband Roger of East Millinocket, and Carole Boynton of Lincoln; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will also be missed by four special friends, Don Hendsbee, Frank Wallace, Bob Mckenzie, and George Hanley.

At Kebo's request, services will be private and he will be buried at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462, or to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
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