LUBEC and THONOTOSASSA, Fla. – Clifton R. Scoville, “Kip,” 87, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor, after a brief illness of cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Lubec, son of the late Merle and Lorena (Moores) Scoville. Kip was a graduate of Lubec High School, Class of 1942, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed by American Can Co. and Quaker Oats Cat Food Co., and later retiring in 1983 after 32 years with Exxon, first starting as a messman and retired as a first assistant engineer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, most recently his 2008 trip to Bull Brook Camp at Tomah Stream. He enjoyed sports, especially NASCAR, and spending time with the morning coffee crowd. After retirement he traveled the country by fifth wheel, finally settling winters in Florida. He was a member of Washington Masonic Lodge No. 37 AF & AM for more than 60 years; a noble of Anah Temple Shrine for 37 years, serving as captain for the Mini-Car Unit; a life member of Washington County and Schoodic shrine clubs; a member of Lubec Lions Club, serving as king lion; a member of American Legion Stuart-Green Post No. 65, Lubec; and member of Order of the Moose No. 1682, Zephrhills, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Karen (Dall); four children, Timothy and wife, Ellie, of Winchendon, Mass., Kirsten Monson of Bangor, Dunna and husband, Joseph Calder, of Ashburnham, Mass., and Todd and companion, Janet, of Daytona, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel and wife, Annette, Kiai, Darci and fianc?, Eddie, Ryan and wife, Melody, Jenn and husband, Chris, Carrie and husband, Ken, Nathan, Shawn, Matthew, Carol Ann, Tabbi and Dalton; great-grandchildren, Forrest, Gabbi, Brady, Gabriel, Isabell, Kyle, Lily, Zack, Laura, Joey, Nic, Parker and McKenzie. He is also survived by his sister, Hazel Avery of Lubec; a brother, Bernard of North Carolina; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Carolyn and Betty; and brothers, Merrill, Grayson and Gilford; and two in infancy. He will be greatly missed by the many friends at South Aire RV Park, Thonotosassa, Fla. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Christian Temple Church, Main Street, Lubec, with Pastor Gary Look officiating, along with Masonic services. Burial will be after at Greenlawn Cemetery, Lubec, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in Kip’s memory may do so to Ronald McDonald House Inc., 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services, Lubec.
CLIFTON R. SCOVILLE ‘KIP’
Posted Nov. 17, 2009, at 7:57 p.m.