BANGOR and IVERNESS, Fla. – Charlene D. Leathers, 83, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Bangor, the daughter of Charles and Janette (Priest) Colson.
Charlene graduated from high school in New Jersey and then met and married Carl J. Leathers in 1951, and together they raised two daughters. Charlene loved animals, especially dogs. She owned and operated Lorilyn Kennel on Essex St. in Bangor, grooming and boarding dogs for many years. She also raised many dogs most of which were Scottish Terriers. Charlene was a caregiver to so many and always put others needs above her own, as well as being very supportive. Her family was by far the most important thing in her life and she loved them so much and will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by them.
She is survived by her two daughters, Lorraine and Lynne both of Bangor; her loving significant other, of 26 wonderful years, Francis “Fran” Parent of Iverness, Fla.; a brother, Alan Colson and his wife, Pat, of Ellsworth; as well as several nieces. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Carl; a brother, David; and a sister, Annette.
Relatives and friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Grace Bartlett officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. Those who wish may make donations in Charlene’s memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.BrookingsSmith.com.