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Lawrence W. Kindred

June 26, 1938 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 83)

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Baldwin, Maine-Lawrence (Larry) William Kindred “Papa” (“OOULA”)- born on June 26, 1938, was greeted into the divine arms of His Savior at 3:15 AM on December 9, 2021, while residing at the Baron Center located in Portland, Maine. Larry is the child of William Kindred and Lavinia Ramsdell who both dwelt in Oregon.

Larry is predeceased by Brother Alex Kindred of Minnesota and Sister Mary Dowell (Kindred) of Oregon.

He is survived by his devoted and cherished wife of 54 years, Joan Kindred (Moulton), who was at his side in every adventure from 1966 until the final breathe.

Also surviving is his Son William K. Kindred and wife Lucille Kindred (Johnson) of Baldwin, Daughter Karen Kindred of South Portland, Maine, and his Grandchildren Alec S. Kindred and wife Brianna Kindred (Townsend) of Standish, Maine, Anna Kindred of Biddeford, Maine, Nicholas Kindred of Volusia County, Florida, Nicole Winkeljohn (Kindred) and husband Corey Winkeljohn of Delphos, Ohio, and William Lawrence Kindred (Liam) of Baldwin, Maine. He was additionally blessed with five Great-grandchildren: Bennett, Madelyn, Brooklyn, Asher, and Theodore. His surviving siblings are Brother Robert Kindred of Burlington, Kentucky, Sister Winnifred Anderson (Kindred) of South Dakota, Kathy Butcher (Kindred) of Fallon, Nevada, and Brother David Kindred of Portland, Oregon.

Lawrence (Larry) was raised in Oregon and attended the Lewis and Clark consolidated school in Astoria, Oregon. Shortly after the war, Larry remained with his mother and brother Alex in Oregon while the other siblings went to Ketchikan, Alaska where his dad started a retail fishing business in 1951. In 1954, Larry joined his dad and the other siblings in Ketchikan and quickly grew close with relatives and friends in Metlakatla, Alaska. Here, Larry began to enjoy all that Alaska offered. Larry could be found fishing in the “narrows”, catching large Halibut, and hunting many animals like wolves, deer, and moose. Larry grew especially close with three friends, Ed Marsten, Tam Murphy, and Tommy Copland of Ketchikan, Alaska.

While in Alaska a native, Bert May, gave him the name “OOULA” which meant, “Little Seal”. Bert May was an extra special mentor in molding Larry’s entire life. The outdoors is where Larry enjoyed life the most. Later in life after serving in the military (Coast Guard and Navy) Larry was stationed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine. Larry and Joan established their family just across the border in Wells, Maine, where much of Joan’s family was from. Larry also enjoyed hunting and fishing in Maine. This is where he and Joan harvested multiple large animals including the majestic Maine Moose. Larry was a well-established construction engineer and often traveled around New England surveying land for large projects.

Many of Larry’s memories and adventures can be captured in the chapter of he and his sibling's co-authored book, “Five peas in a Pod-Plus Two-Plus One”. We encourage those who knew him to read his chapter that can be provided upon request. Larry never stopped writing, although his book does indicate that in 2014, he realized it was time to begin preparing to meet the Lord.

Larry was a man who assisted people, cared for his family, and served the living God faithfully. Larry was an extremely gentle and kind man who has left a legacy for all to imitate. By one individual living an imitated life of Larry is to be considered living a Christ-like life. He never left the dooryard without first asking for God’s protective hand to watch over their travels. He was an active- church participant for the last 55 years. He served in different capacities including the leader of the Boys Brigade at the York Street Baptist Church in York, Maine. Larry left a purposeful note to his friends and family a few weeks ago that simply read “Deuteronomy 31:1-8”. His favorite hymn was “Just a closer walk with Thee” and he certainly lived every stanza of that exposition. He lived a life worth living!

A Memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Charles Jepson Jr. on December 18th. 2021 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) at the West Buxton Baptist Church at 62 Parker Farm Road in Buxton, Maine. Included in the service will be his military honors. Following the service, a lunch will be provided. This will be a “mask encouraged / sensitive” service and provided upon entrance. If unable to attend, you will be able to watch the memorial service live on YouTube by searching “WBBC Media-Memorial Service for Lawrence Kindred”. The link will also be available by reaching out to the immediate family.

By request of Larry and Joan, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made via mail to a ministry strongly impacted by the legacy of Larry; Propelling the Gospel Missions Inc. to 7 Angelwood Road, Standish, Maine, 04084.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
West Buxton Baptist Church
62 Parker Farm Road
Buxton, ME 04093

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