OAKLAND, ME--Joan Luce Kerr of Oakland, Maine died Sunday, July 2, 2017. She experienced stroke symptoms at camp on Indian Pond, and passed the next day at Maine Medical Center in Portland. \r\n\r\nShe was married to the late John D. Kerr of Oakland for fifty-nine years.\r\n\r\nJoan is survived by her three daughters; Barbara Hamilton of Decatur, GA and Scott Pettigrew of Houston, TX; Brenda Kerr and Reid Hardin of Putnam Valley, NY; Dodie \r\nand Bret King of Windham, ME; her Golden Retriever Brady; and her four grandchildren; Alisa Hamilton of Dakar, Senegal; Jason Hamilton of Hanover, Germany; \r\nDylan King of Boulder, CO; Dana King of Windham, ME. \r\n\r\nShe was pre-deceased by her beloved Golden Retriever, Campbell; her brothers Roger and Harvey, and parents Ben and Maud Luce.\r\n\r\nJoan lived in Oakland her entire life, graduating from Williams High School in 1955.\r\n\r\nJoan married John on May 10th, 1958. John and Joan had their girls when they were \r\nyoung and in quick succession. The young family lived and thrived in Oakland and on \r\nIndian Pond. Joan was an administrative assistant for over 20 years at MSAD 47, and \r\nan enthusiastic booster of the Messalonskee High School athletic teams.\r\n\r\nAfter retirement Joan and John spent much of their time "upta" camp, and in later years \r\nin their campers. Joan was an accomplished outdoors person and when it came to \r\nbrook trout fishing she had no equal. Joan was a tough negotiator on the yard sale and \r\neBay scene. Joan loved to tour the yard sale circuit looking for deals on antiques and \r\nwould hold out for top dollar on anything she had posted to eBay. Joan was often seen \r\nwalking "the boy" Brady around the streets and trails of Oakland.\r\n\r\nJoan was fun, funny, smart, vivacious, healthy, energetic, upbeat, tough, tender, nonjudgmental and wise. Joan was a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, opera singer, \r\nhuntress, fisherwoman, scout, navigator, gardener, cook, fire tender, and a great \r\ncompanion.\r\n\r\nJoan loved to talk and laugh with anyone, no matter how young or old, from anywhere, \r\nabout anything. She would spend hours in the back room by the fire, or in the garage, \r\nvisiting with friends. Joan loved her family and friends, and was adored by them all.\r\n\r\nJoan was an amazing role model for her daughters and grandchildren. Joan loved her \r\nlife and gave it her full attention; she will be greatly missed by anyone who was a part of \r\nher life.\r\n\r\nA memorial service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Oakland, ME on July 14th, 3pm. A \r\ncelebration of Joan's life will be held at Joan’s house immediately following the service. \r\nThe address is 89 Church Street, Oakland, Maine. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Messalonskee All Sports Boosters. (https://allsportsboosters.com).