We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Johnson Funeral Home
Carol L. Kezar, 87 of North Berwick, died May 21 at Hyder House Hospice in Dover NH. She was born in Bridgton, Maine on January 8, 1935, the daughter of Linwood and Lydia (Libby) Wyman.
At the age of 13 she moved with her family to North Berwick, Maine where she remained for the rest of her life. There she met Charles “Skip” Kezar, and at the age of 16 (Skip 19) and married in 1951. They enjoyed the blessing of 71 years of marriage, making the neighborhood of High Street/Lebanon Road their home. She and Skip would enjoy long car rides to places all over New England, all day long, taking in all the beauty of God’s creation. One of their favorite destinations was Lancaster County Pennsylvania where they found rest in the quiet pace of a simpler lifestyle. They also enjoyed the many shows in Branson, MO and other trips with friends and family members.
Home was the center of Carol’s life. She always had the heart of a nurturing mother. The Lord gave her and Skip 3 children: James (Jim), Elaine (Lanie), and Timothy (Tim). That family blossomed to 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
In addition to caring for loved ones at home, you would find Carol caring for others through her many friends and extended family. She became a “nanny” to nieces, nephews, and their children. She always wanted to make sure needs were met whether it was a good meal, clothing, or watching the children so others could have a break. Her one job outside the home was serving for many years as a crossing guard at the corner of Routes 4 and 9. Even in this, she served well, protecting school children as they made their way to school.
Carol was an outstanding cook, serving her family and extended church community with plates of food. Anyone who had the good fortune to taste one of her legendary cream puff pastry desserts immediately asked for more.
Early in her life she decided to follow Jesus – her Savior. His presence in her life made her who she was. She served in every church where she was a member. Singing in choirs, working with the children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and even serving on a mission trip to Caribou, Maine. Her goal was to live like a Christian and in so doing point others to the One who can forgive and ensure eternal life in Heaven.
She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Gertrude Knight and Dorothy Ridlon, brother Donald Wyman and their spouses. Carol is survived by her husband Charles “Skip”Kezar; sons, James Kezar and wife Deborah, Timothy and wife Wanda all of North Berwick; daughter, Elaine Lajoie and husband Dana of Berwick. Grandchildren Andrew, Candace, Jamie, Jennifer, Daniel and Anna. Great Grandchildren Alexander, Cody, Chase, Olivia, Savannah, Mackenzie, Brayden, and Camden. Brothers William Wyman of North Berwick, and Kenneth Wyman of Wells, and sister Sherry Johnson of North Berwick as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25 from 6 to 8 PM, at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 AM at New Covenant Baptist Church, 285 Maple Street, North Berwick. A private interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Covenant Baptist Church (Camp Kickoff fund) PO Box 288 North Berwick, Maine 03906. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home in North Berwick. Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared on her page at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
New Covenant Baptist Church (Camp Kickoff)
P.O. Box 288, North Berwick ME 03906