Lincoln's Story

MESILLA PARK, NM - Lincoln Michaud passed away on March 29, 2015 in Las Cruces, New Mexico due to an automobile accident. Lincoln was born in Old Orchard Beach, Maine on February 12, 1940 to Felix and Rose Anne (Chasse) Michaud.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. During his time in Maine, has was a Maine Guide, and did most of his hunting with a bow. He spent as much time as he could in the outdoors. He had many interests but carpentry was his job. After he graduated from Bridgton Academy, Bridgton, Maine he went into the U.S. Army and served as a Morse Code Interceptor stationed in Ethiopia, Africa. In his later years he moved to New Mexico to do some hang-gliding with a group of friends from Philadelphia, PA and ended up purchasing a small pecan farm in Mesilla Park. He sold his pecans and photographs at local farmer's markets in the Las Cruces and Mesilla area. He became involved in the organization of the farmer's market vendors and was on the Farmers' and Crafts Market of Las Cruces Board. He was very instrumental in the planning of their website and took all the pictures that appear on

Remaining family members are sisters Verna Cox and husband Kenneth of Verona Island, Maine and Lola Orcutt and husband Amos of Bangor, Maine; brother's Elroy "Mitch" Michaud and friend Sue Swanson of West Palm Beach, Florida and Doren "Mitch" Michaud of North Port, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents, brother's Clifford, John and Ronald and sister's Alice Roderick and Elsie Michaud. He will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

The family plans on holding a Remembrance Service for Lincoln this summer in Maine. Those of you who wish to make a gift in honor of Lincoln can send a donation to the Felix and Rose Ann Michaud Scholarship Fund, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469 or to a charity of your choice.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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