Posted July 25, 2012, at 7:33 p.m.

LINCOLN – Eugene C. Ayer, 82, died July 24, 2012, at a Brewer nursing home. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Bangor, son of Nathan and Bernice (Howe) Ayer.

Gene enjoyed skiing at Mount Jefferson and smoking his pipe, and loved spending time at Cold Stream.

He is survived by two sons, Herbert Ayer and wife, Sharon, and their children, Harrison and Amelia, all of Corinth, and Derek Ayer and daughter, Gabrielle, of Leland, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. For an online guest book, please visit