Lendell K. Chase, 70

Jul 16, 2012

Lendell K. Chase, 70, of Freedom, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

He was born in Washburn Nov. 3, 1941, a son of Meredith Chase and Rose Marjorie Helstrom. He attended school in Norridgewock and Kingfield.

He married the former Dorothy Baker on March 28, 1997.

He was employed as a carpenter in his early years by Dead River Company, was a barber in Pittsfield, and later owned and operated a barber shop in Kingfield for several years. Later, he sold life insurance for Metropolitan Life. He also was a self-employed drywall contractor for many years, and for several years was employed by Pepin Drywall. His last employment was as a self-employed truck driver. After retiring he still drove trucks and did carpentry work at his church.

He was a member of Freedom Congregational Church in Freedom.

At an early age, Lendell had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his 1951 Cessna 170. He enjoyed building remote-control model planes, and flew them often. He loved playing card games, especially cribbage, with family and friends. He also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, spending time with family and friends, and telling a good joke. He was athletic and loved to roller skate. He grew up on a farm and developed a love for animals at an early age. He had a very special bond with his dog, Precious.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Porter.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Chase, of Freedom; his son, Kent Chase, of Kingfield; his daughter, Karen Chase, and her companion, David Byors, of Marblehead, Mass.; his stepchildren, Pamela Hutchison and her husband, Allen, of Canaan, Rhonda Porter and her husband, David, of Canaan, Gregory Holmes and his wife, Lisa, of Glenburn, Jeffrey Holmes of Glenburn, Mark Holmes and his wife, Tammy, of Vienna; his stepmother, Farrilyn Chase, of Freeman; his siblings, Kenric Charles and his wife, Cindy, of Freeman, Kentucky Gould and her husband, Conley, of Chesterville, Mike Chase and his wife, Donna, of Freeman, Jeff Chase and his wife, Cindy, of Skowhegan, Jerry Chase and his wife, Sherry, of Moscow, and Andrew Chase and his wife, Tammy, of Freeman; two grandchildren, Kelsey Enman and Sophie Enman; and several other wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service was held Sunday, July 15, at the Freedom Congregational Church, where friends and family were invited to visit before the funeral.

Arrangements are withLawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com.

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