Evangeline A. Keniston
Evangeline Audyne Keniston died at her home on Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 20, 1921 in Levant, Maine, to Everett and Zillah Rockwell. Mrs. Keniston is survived by her husband of 68 years, Floyd Francis Keniston.
The Kenistons were residents of Bryant Pond for 58 years. They have been residing at 214 Plains Road in Hollis for the past 2½ years.
Evangeline graduated from Oakland High School in 1939. She attended Colby College in Waterville and Becker Business School in Worcester, Mass. Floyd and Evangeline were married in Oakland on Feb. 9, 1945.
Mr. and Mrs. Keniston were members of the Bryant Pond Baptist Church and now attend the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hollis. Evangeline enjoyed playing the piano and the organ at home and at church. She was an accomplished seamstress, making all of her daughter’s dresses for school, as well as knitting and crocheting for her family.
Her loving husband, Floyd, devoted all his time to care for her through her long illness. Evangeline’s gentle, kind heart made a difference to all who knew her.
Mrs. Keniston is also survived by three daughters: Karen Neary of Standish, Kathy Cummings of Bethel and Kendra Ouellette and husband Chet of Hollis; a son, Kendall Keniston and wife Suzette of South Paris; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Keniston has three living brothers and a sister and was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.
Services for Mrs. Keniston will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hollis, off Route 117 on the Pleasant Hill Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations go to the Alzheimer’s Association to help in the research to find a cure for alzheimer’s and dementia. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.