Kenneth C. Swan, 85, of Paris Hill died Monday July 2, 2012, at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Woodstock on Dec. 17, 1926, the son of Porter and Verna (Whitman) Swan. He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1945. After high school Ken faithfully served his country by enlisting in the United States Army. After the military he worked for Goodwin’s Dairy as a short order cook. On Oct. 1, 1950 he married Nellie Lapham. He drove truck for Ellis Kahkonen for a while before going to work for Bolsters installing carpet. In 1978 he started his own business known as Ken & Fred’s. Then in 1994 the business was changed to Ken & Thoms. Ken retired in 1999 selling the business to Thom.
Ken loved to take trips to Boothbay and Bar Harbor, he loved to fish at Newsoudehunc, Little Kennebago, and Grand Lake Stream.
Ken was a member of the First Congregational Church of South Paris since 1966, where he was a member of the choir, he was also a member of the Barbershoppers, the Locke Mills Union Church Christmas Cantata and an honorary member of the McGregor family.
The family would like everyone to send a special memory that you might have of Ken to Nellie or just bring it to the visiting hours or the funeral.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, a daughter Linda (Swan ) Mitchell and husband Vernon; a son, Alan Swan; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Andrea) Hoyt and Mrs. Arlene McKillop; a brother, Keith Swan; special aunt, Clara Whitman; granddaughter, Katie Swan; step-grandchildren, Dale Mitchell, Vance Mitchell and Bart Mitchell; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Hills & Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route. 26 Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in South Paris with the Rev. Donald Mayberry officiating. Interment follows at the Hillside Cemetery in South Paris. In lieu of flowers donations for a memorial fund for the First Congregational Church may be sent to the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris, Maine 04281. Online condolences or memories may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com