BREWER – Avis (Bean) Kee, 77, was granted her angel wings on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Ross Manor in Bangor. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom she loved so much. Avis was born April 18, 1935, in Corinth, the ‘baby’ of the late Dudley and Hattie “Belle” (Achorn) Bean.
Avis attended schools in Charleston and Corinth and traveled extensively with her husband and family during his service in the U.S. Air Force. She worked for Freese’s Dept. Store and for Mr. Paperback before retiring in 1996.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her family, daughters, Wanda Hamm of Bangor and Gloria Cassidy and her husband, Mark, of Eddington; grandchildren, Stephanie Craig and fiance, Rob Holt, Ryan Hamm, Nicholas Cassidy and his wife, Heather, Rob Kee and his wife, Jacklin, and Jennifer Kee; great-grandchildren, Silas Hamm, Landon and JulieAnn Kee; three brothers, Lester Bean and his wife, Roberta, of Kenduskeag, Winston Bean and his wife, Priscilla, of Blacksburg, Va., Herbert Bean and his wife, Audrey, of Bangor; two sisters, Ella Duran of Portland and Glennis Downing of Palmyra; sisters-in-law, Geri Bean and Rita Bean, both of Corinth; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob” Kee; her son, Robert “Bobby” Kee; her brothers, Franklin, Willis and Ralph Bean; a sister, Anna Keough; sisters-in-law, Clarissa Bean and Florence Bean; and by brothers-in-law, Lyall Downing, Al Keough and Arnold Duran. Avis’ family gratefully thanks the caring staff of Beacon Hospice and Ross Manor for their compassionate care.
Family and friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer, where a service honoring her life will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Pastor David Bean of the Beacon of Hope Church of God, Bangor, will preside. Burial will be in Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice, 304 Hancock St., Suite 3a, Bangor; or Cancer Care of Maine, Care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. Condolences may also be offered to her family at