Ann L Alexander Stinson

Ann StinsonRichmond – Ann Lee Alexander Stinson, 75, went home to be home with her Lord and Savior May 4, 2023.  She was surrounded by family at home and is now at peace after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Ann was born in Gardiner, Maine, the youngest daughter of Roland W. Alexander and Marion Trott Alexander on November 29, 1947.  She will always be remembered for her soprano voice, and love of nature and family.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 52+ years, and her five adoring daughters and their families:  Karen Stinson and fiancé Donald Burr, Marion Sullivan and husband Kevin P., Rachel Domin and husband Donald J., Leanna Allen and husband Robert M., and Marlena Boron and husband Jonathan D.  and her grandchildren: Keith, Corey, Jacob, Laura, Sarah, Shawn, and Hannah Sullivan, Natalie, Ethan, and Clara Domin, Nathaniel, Olivia, Kaleb, Brice, and Isaac Allen, Jace and Josephine Boron, great-grandchild Avery Guzman.  Also, brother Gary T. Alexander and wife Donna, sister in-law Marilyn L. Stinson, brother in-law William Hanson, many nieces and nephews.

Ann will be missed by so many.  Those she touched through her music, as a teacher, in the farming community, in her church, from Facebook, and countless others.  Ann attended the Gardiner Schools and found her voice when she sang Climb Every Mountain at her 8th grade graduation and amazed everyone.  She never considered herself popular but was well liked and well known for her voice, being voted prom queen and most musical by her peers in high school.  Ann took piano lessons and taught herself to play the organ with some coaching.  She became a church organist at the age of 19.  She was the Miss Maine runner up.  Ann attended Gorham Teacher’s College and was a music education major with a focus on voice.  Following college, she married Keith and together they raised their five daughters on the family’s dairy farm. 

Ann taught private piano and voice lessons from the mid - 70’s until 2021. At the end of her teaching career, teaching her grandchildren brought her great joy.  Together with Keith, they were very active in 4-H with their daughters traveling to local fairs to show their cattle.

For the last 36 years, Ann played the organ at the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, was choir director, and pianist, retiring at the end of 2022.

A memorial service will be held at the Dresden – Richmond United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2pm.  With a gathering to follow at the Richmond Grange Hall on Alexander/Reed Road.

The service will be streamed live from Ann’s Facebook Page.

Kincer Funeral Home will provide seating for overflow attendees where the service will be shown on a screen via Facebook.

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