Carl Alton Pettengill III

FARMINGDALE – Carl, known to his family as Trippy, passed away peacefully after a fierce battle with several medical issues on November 27, 2021, with the love of his life, Kim, by his side. Born October 24, 1948 to the late Carl Alton and the late Norma (Booth) Pettengill, Jr. He loved to tell everyone that he was born in his grandmother Pettengill’s bed on Angel Avenue in South Portland. his growing years traveling between Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton. He was a proud devil dog from Camp Lejeune, graduating in 1967. At the end of January 2011, he moved to Western Avenue in Augusta and met the girl next door. After getting stuck in his driveway and asking this girl to help him take him out, they started going out for coffee and talking almost every day. Their first official date was at the Shrine Circus with dinner at the Ground Round. They never missed a Shrine Circus until the arrival of Covid. The rest is history. Carl married the girl next door, Kim Leupold, on September 22, 2011. Life wasn’t always easy, but he was devoted to her and she to him. Carl proudly served two years of active service in the United States Army, followed by seven years in the United States Army Reserves. He continued to be a strong advocate for veterans for the rest of his life. He was always up for a fight when he believed a veteran wasn’t getting the help he deserved, often going with him to the Togus DAV or Senator Susan Collins’ office in Augusta. He was a former Chapter 1 commander of John F. McPherson, DAV, and a life member of the DAV. He was also a former member of the American Legion and the Kennebec County Honor Guard. For over 40 years, December has been devoted to playing Santa Claus. He especially enjoyed the Christmas parties for various Maine National Guard units and the military family parties at Blaine House hosted by Governor Paul and Ann LePage. He loved seeing all the children! No matter how obscure the question was, he always had an answer for every curious child. They would try to cheat him but could never cheat on Santa Carl! He enjoyed hunting with his best buddies Tim and Timmy Culbert. Every weekend, from opening day to the end of November, discovered him somewhere with them. He wasn’t often successful in the hunt, but enjoyed being in the woods with these two. Carl always said he wasn’t a politician and didn’t like politics. However, he worked tirelessly for Republican candidates and in August you could still find him working on and in the Kennebec County Republican booth at the Windsor Fair! It was his favorite Maine fair. And I would be remiss if I did not mention Curtis Ayotte. The first time they met was very eventful – stomach to stomach. They have become close friends, proving that people can agree to disagree and be good friends. Attend WWE events, work on campaigns and parades, watch Patriots games, prepare cars for the demolition derby to raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation, get together for breakfast or hunt are just a few of the ways they got connected and sometimes… maybe… had a few issues too! He loved the breakfasts at AHOP where the staff were fantastic with him and the Sunday brunch at the Senator. Everyone who knew Carl knew how much he loved food and how much he loved to cook. Kim would like to thank Dr. Edward Steele for his kindness and understanding during the years he has cared for Carl. Nurses from 3 North and the palliative care team during his hospitalization in Togus. We are also grateful to the Oak Grove nurses in the Waterville Jewett Unit, especially Jamie, who has been such a bright light during such a difficult time. There are no words to express how grateful we are that Beacon Hospice has entered our lives. The care and support shown by this group made a huge difference in the end of Carl’s life. He is survived by his wife, Kim Pettengill of Farmingdale, and Shih Tzu Emmi, who was his constant companion until he entered Togus in March. Other family members include sisters Linda Pettengill of Freeport and Lee Pettengill of Texas; two nephews; sister-in-law Marcia Pykare (who really knew when he needed a kick in the ass!) and her husband Bob from Monmouth, their son Josh, his partner Rebekah Wallace and their baby Zoey from Bath; brother-in-law Mark Bangs and his partner Joyce Rickett; special cousins ​​Linda Maxwell of Scarborough and Betsy Maxwell of South Portland who have been very supportive over the years, and many other cousins. Interment with Military Honors will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta in Section B on Friday, May 20, 2022 at noon. According to Carl’s wishes, a party will follow! “I love you more” 04351This organization was dear to Carl’s heart

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