Harland L. Kennison Obituary

Harland L. Kennison
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July 19, 1919 – March 10, 2012

Lewiston - Harland L. Kennison, 92, a resident of Greene, died Saturday, March 10th at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston. He was born July 19, 1919, in Oakland, the son of Newman L. and Mildred V. (Bickford) Kennison. Harland attended school in Oakland. On Nov. 11, 1940 in Oakland he married Lucie E. Mitchell. Lucie passed away in June 2003. Harland moved his family to Monmouth in 1948, where he worked as a herdsman for 25 years at the Woolworth Estate in East Monmouth. He worked with dairy cattle most of his life. After the cows were sold off at the Woolworth Estate, Harland went to work at the Keene’s Farm on the River Road in Auburn; retiring in 1985. He was a member of Wayside Bible Baptist Church in Livermore, Past President of the Maine Dairymen’s Association and Past President of the Maine Jersey Breeders Association. Harland took cattle to many of the agricultural fairs to show in Maine and the Eastern State Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also served as a judge at many Maine fairs. One of the highlights of Harland’s career was winning the Eastern State Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1953 with his cow “Lillian”. After winning he put Lillian on a train to Iowa and he flew out to the National Cattle Show in Iowa. He enjoyed lawn sales, buying and selling antiques, especially milk bottles, and visiting with family and friends; Harland really enjoyed family birthday parties and spending time with the family at Christmas. Harland was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend; and he was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by a son, James Kennison and his wife, Jolene, of Livermore; a daughter, Marie Farrington, of Wales; 7 grandchildren, Lester and Warren Libby, Doris Corum, Deborah, Tim and Rebekah Kennison and Martha Murray; and 7 great grandchildren. Harland was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Lucie, and two sisters, Arlene Graham and Grace Joldsma. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.finleyfuneralhome.com

Kennison-Died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Lewiston, Maine. Harland L. Kennison, 92, of Greene. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 15th at the Wayside Bible Baptist Church, Livermore. Visiting hours 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Wednesday at BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine. Spring interment at Moose Hill Cemetery, Livermore Falls, Maine.

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Livermore Falls, ME United States
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