LAMOINE – Annette Jeanne Deckers – Our beloved and beautiful Annette died peacefully on Aug. 21, 2016. We held her hand and kissed her face as she passed from this world and went to a place where pain can no longer reach her. Everyone who knew her loved her kindness; this will always be with us.
Annette Jeanne (Thurston) Deckers was born in Bar Harbor on Oct. 29, 1958, to Lucille (Farley) Walton and Maurice Thurston. She was a most caring daughter to her parents. Annette was a loving mother to her children, Jessica Rogers and Thomas Deckers. The time spent with her children gave her the most joy. She was so proud of the adults they had grown into. She was a sweet sister to her siblings, Dolores, Tammy, Denise and Dennis. She had great love and deepest of affections for her fiancé, Steve Wardman. And she held a special place in her heart for Phil Deckers. Aunt Nette was a great friend to all her nieces and nephews. She had a loving place in her heart for all her family and friends.
Annette had a huge “green thumb” and always had a garden that would be the envy of all her friends. Family could always count on getting a special basket at Christmas time filled with all the canned vegetables from that garden. She helped many of us learn the finer skills of planting, harvesting and canning. Every year she would visit the garden show with her family, where we would all admire the flowers, especially the lilies.
She enjoyed many pastimes; painting, knitting, quilting and scrapbooking. Her cooking and baking skills were very much admired and enjoyed by family and friends. She mastered many recipes handed down to her from her Nanny Marion Farley and mother Lucille. She enjoyed playing tennis with her “tennis gals.” She always said that playing tennis was her cure for the winter blues. Annette always had many furry friends around her to keep her company. Her German shepherd, Simon, and tabby-cat, William, will miss her caring voice and loving attention.
Annette had so many different facets to her life; it’s impossible to mention them all. We will remember her as a vivacious woman with great style, a fun-loving friend, a compassionate sister and a thoughtful daughter; she will be forever missed.
Gifts in memory of Annette may be sent to the MCMH Foundation – Mary Dow Center, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 for the Annette J. Deckers Memorial Fund. Donations will also be accepted at the Celebration of Life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lamoine State Park waterfront, 23 State Park Road, Lamoine on Sunday, Sept. 11, between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.