Sabattus – A great man, Wesley A. Stevens, 83, a resident of Monmouth, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 1st after struggling with congestive heart failure and diabetes for many years. Wesley was born December 22, 1933 in Leeds, Maine, the son of Norman Stevens and Bertha (Waldron) Stevens. He attended school in Leeds and received his GED. Wesley served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. On June 18, 1960 he married Anita Bergeron in Monmouth, Maine. Our community remembers Red Roof in Leeds which Wes and Anita owned for 26 years. He enjoyed all of the customers and especially the children that came into the store. Prior to Red Roof, he worked for 25 years at Albany Felt Company where he was involved with an interesting project for the space shuttle program making heat shield tiles. Despite his failing body, his mind remained sharp; he maintained his excellent humor, infectious laugh and always had a sparkle in his beautiful blue eyes. Those who knew and loved him called him "Papa". Papa loved hunting with all 3 of his boys. In 2014, he bagged an 861lb moose with a 42" spread with them in Rangeley. He was so proud. He loved fishing on Rick's pontoon boat. He loved his Kubota and puttering in the garage. Papa enjoyed going to soccer, baseball and softball games for his great-grandchildren. He loved the Annual Stevens Thanksgiving and our family Christmas every year where everyone fills the house and Papa was always sure to ask each person, "Did you get enough to eat?" He is the most loved and he loved the most. He is survived by his wife, Anita Stevens of Monmouth, 3 sons; John Stevens and his wife Debbie of North Monmouth, Rick Stevens and his wife Tammy of Monmouth, Stacy Stevens of Monmouth, 3 brothers; Norman “Stanley” Stevens of Jackman, David Stevens and his wife Sandra of Monmouth, Charles Stevens and his wife Marilyn of Phippsburg, 2 sisters; Margaret Strupcewski and her husband Robert, Martha Frost and her husband Kenneth, and Linda Stevens of Mineral Wells, TX. Grandchildren; Trisha and her husband Bill, Zach, Alyssa and her husband Jason, Max, Jake, McKenzie and Cory and great-grandchildren; Emma and Ryan. Wesley was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Bertha Stevens, 2 brothers; Byron Stevens, Alfred "Herman" Stevens and 1 sister, Ferlene Conley. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Stevens – Wesley A, 83, of Monmouth, Maine passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. At family’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a Celebration of Life at Monmouth Fish & Game on Sunday June 11, at 1pm with light refreshments. Please feel free to call Trisha 592-9652 for details. Arrangements by BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.