Ora K. Brine, 90
DANVERS, MASS. — Ora Keller Brine, of Denmark, Maine, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016, in Danvers, Massachusetts.
She was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Denmark, and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was a lifelong resident of Denmark. Until recently, she spent her winters in Melbourne, Florida.
Ora is survived by a daughter, Deborah Seymour, who resides in Melbourne, Fla. Ora was predeceased by her parents, Lily May McKusick Keller and Harry Keller; and her brother, Gerald Keller.
Ora lived in Denmark village in the farmhouse built by her great aunt, Kate Ingalls Sanborn. She took great pride in the upkeep of the family home and frequently opened its doors to visiting summer guests. She enjoyed maintaining it herself; sanding window sills, painting porches, mowing the lawn and taking care of the vegetable gardens. Ora loved the outdoors and her Denmark friends. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pondicherry Chapter.
Ora worked 51 summers in the office at Wyonegonic Camps. Wyonegonic meant a great deal to her, and she was a vital part of its history and cherished traditions. She could recall campers, staff and alumnae names long after their departure from the shores of Moose Pond. At camp, she was as cheerful as she was hardworking. During recent years she resided in a memory loss residency. However, she never forgot her Wyonegonic family and often asked when she could return to Denmark and her beloved camp.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., at Centennial Hall, 72 W. Main Street, Denmark. If you would like to honor Ora with a donation toward The Wyonegonic Camps Scholarship Program, please make your check payable to: American Camping Foundation — Wyonegonic Endowment c/o Wyonegonic Camps, 215 Wyonegonic Road, Denmark, ME 04022.
Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com