Long time Camden resident and Centenarian Ken Weymouth passes to his rest.
Kenneth J. Weymouth passed to his rest Friday, August 23rd at his home in Camden, where he had lived since 1945. Ken was a well known figure in the Camden area for many years having moved here in the early 1930’s to work with his brother, Harold in the First National Store on Main Street, where the store “The Right Stuff” is now located. Later Kenneth built, owned and operated an IGA grocery store in Tannery Lane on the site of the present River House Hotel. After selling the store in the mid-fifties, Ken embarked on a successful career as an Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman. And in his retirement years he and his wife, Myrtle, would often be seen bicycling in Camden and surrounding towns.
Kenneth was born in Clinton, Maine on June 8, 1913, the son of Jerome and Ada Weymouth. At age 5 he survived the Flu Epidemic of 1918. He attended Clinton schools, graduating from Clinton High School in 1931. Moving to Camden shortly thereafter, he met Myrtle Milliken and the couple was united in marriage in 1935. Ken was a member of the Camden Seventh Day Adventist church where he served in various capacities, including many years as Head Elder. He was also a leading participant in local Prison Ministry.
Ken was a believer in healthful living, becoming a vegetarian in the 1950’s and exercising regularly up into his mid- 90’s. As a result of this and his trust in God he lived to see his 100th birthday in June of this year.
Kenneth is survived by two sons, Kenneth A. Weymouth and his wife Norma of Fayetteville, NC and Brian Weymouth of Sao Paulo, Brazil; one daughter, Pendra Legasse and her husband, Paul of Camden, one brother, Lindell Weymouth of Clinton, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one cousin, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on October 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Camden Seventh Day Adventist Church on Camden Rd. in Rockport.