Former Homer resident Natalie Cynthia “Cindy” Kenison, 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital in Boston with her loving daughter by her side. She was born in Fontana, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1959, and went to Exeter High School in Exeter, N.H. She raised three children and took in many others. She traveled to many places, but spent a significant amount of time in Homer and Palmer, Alaska, Colorado, California and New Hampshire. She lived in Homer from 1988-1992. Among the many places she lived, she proclaimed her love for Alaska and the seacoast area of New Hampshire most.
Natalie fiercely loved those around her and always fought for the underdog. She was best known for her love of telling stories about her many adventures to everyone she met and of her love for God. Natalie dedicated her life to helping those around her and always putting others’ needs before her own.
She separated from her husband Wayne in 2004, but maintained a loving friendship with him over the years, never officially divorcing. Her eldest son, Jacob, passed away in 2003. She is survived by her son Zachary Kenison (30) of Berlin, N.H.; her daughter and son-in-law Emily (26) and Wayne Currier of Eliot, Maine; former husband Wayne Kenison of Berlin, N.H,; her longtime spouse Marty Aucoin of Henniker, N.H.; her sisters Joanne Perron of Leslie, Ariz., and Valerie Galbraith of Hillsboro, N.H., and her brother Charles-Ray Shelton of Maui, Hawaii. She had many other friends and family that loved and cherished her. She will be missed dearly by many people from all around the country. She was laid to rest in the cemetery with her parents, her son and niece on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at East Kingston Cemetery in East Kingston, N.H. A memorial “picnic” per her wishes was held Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Kittery, Maine.
Before her death she told her daughter that “‘one day’ if she ever died the one thing she wanted everyone to know was not to feel guilty, as people often do when a loved one dies, because she loves us all very much and knows we all love her.”
“Even in her death she was looking out for others; please honor her last wishes,” her family said.