— Jacqueline Marie Kimball, 91, formerly of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft, died on April 19, 2016 at Hawthorne House, Freeport, ME. Jackie was born in Dover-Foxcroft on January 16, 1925 to Robert H. Jones and Mona J. Gould. She attended schools in Dover where she performed in many musical events including soloist for her eighth grade cantata “Evangeline” where she sang the role of Evangeline. She was a member of the Academy Glee Club while attending Foxcroft Academy and was the soprano soloist in the Glee Club’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah”.
Jackie spent her career working in the health care field as a CNA at Mayo Regional Hospital and Bishop’s Boarding Home, ending her career as an activities director at Bishop’s and Oakes Manor in Sangerville. She loved working with the elderly, and it was not unusual for her to finish her shift, clock out, and then go back to give special attention to her patients whom she felt needed extra care. In addition to loving her work with the elderly, Jackie was a champion for animals and wild life through her financial support of various programs. Those included Save the Wolves, Save the Whales, and the Bangor Humane Society.
Jacqueline Marie Kimball enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fly fishing with her husband, but she especially loved playing with her grandchildren. It was not unusual for Jackie to take her grandchildren on walks in the woods, taking them down to the pond to meet “Charlie” the bull frog, and to end the day making mud pies with them.
Next of Kin
Hylan R. Kimball of Dover-Foxcroft, her Husband of 50 years, predeceased her. She was also predeased by her son David “Gary” Dunning of Schickshinny, PA. and a grandson, Jason Dunning Sawyer, formerly of Dover-Foxcroft. Jackie’s two sisters, Muriel Graham of Greenville and Phyllis Pelosi of Portland, in addition to her brother, Robert Jones of Plattsburgh, N.Y. predeceased her as well.
Jacqueline Marie Kimball is survived by her daughter, Sherry K. Nadeau and her husband, Christopher, of Saco; her son, Bryan R. Kimball and his wife, Rachel, of Sangerville; her grandsons, Toby Kimball and his wife, Debbie, of Milo. Grandson David Dunning of Wilton and her granddaughters, Tracy Nadeau Wright of Belgrade, Trisha Nadeau Conant as well as her husband, Jeff, of Scarborough survived Jackie. She is also survived by Melissa Dunning Sawyer formerly of Dover-Foxcroft; her great grandchildren Ryan Wright of Belgrade, Camdyn and Landry Conant of Scarborough, as well as several nieces and nephews. Two of her nephews are Christopher Jones of Glens Falls NY, and Steven Jones of Plattsburgh, NY.
A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 on May 14, 2016 at the Abbot Evangelical Free Church, 102 Main Road, Abbot, ME with Pastor Rogan Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at both Freeport Place and Hawthorne House for the excellent, compassionate care they have provided these past 7 years. Thanks also to Beacon Hospice who also helped care for her during her final year.