IVAN MOREYIvan Morey, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway.
He was born March 16, 1919, in Greenwood, the first of eight children, to the late Chester and Katherine Gregg Morey. He attended schools in Greenwood and West Paris.
On Feb. 10, 1945, he married Edith Keniston of West Paris. They were married for more than 61 years before her death in 2006.
Ivan was a lifelong resident of the Greenwood area. He was a member of the West Paris Unitarian Universalist Church and a charter member of the Ring-McKeen Post American Legion, also in West Paris. He later transferred his membership to the Jackson-Silver Post in Locke Mills. He was a life member of Granite Lodge AF&AM in West Paris and an active member of both the West Paris and Greenwood Historical Societies.
In his younger years, Ivan worked for Hinman Co. doing road construction. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. After the war, he went into business for himself and had logging operations throughout the state.
His next venture was the development of Littlefield Beaches Campground in Greenwood, which opened in 1961. He and his wife worked there for 20 years, meeting many new friends, before their retirement in 1980. Ivan was also instrumental in the establishment of the first Maine campground owners' association and served as one of the first presidents.
During his entire life, Ivan was a true sportsman and outdoorsman. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He and his wife traveled to Alaska seven times.
Ivan is survived by his three daughters, Susan Stevens (George) of Diamondhead, Miss., Cindy Stowe (Bruce) of Larsen, Wis., and Kathy Hirsch (Dave) of Davenport, Fla.; his seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his sister, Joyce Ham of South Paris; and his brother, Roland of Norway; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ivan was predeceased by two brothers, Lloyd and Donald; three sisters, Katherine Hakala, Barbara Patten and Marie Kilponen; and his son-in-law, Kenneth Stailing.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the West Paris Universalist Church. Interment will be in Wayside Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, South Woodstock. The members of Granite Lodge AF&AM will conduct public Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in his memory to First Universalist Church of West Paris, Attn. Donna Marshall, P.O. Box 36, West Paris, ME 04289.