William E. Ivens

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 9:00am

William Edmund Ivens, 68, of Boothbay died Jan. 29, 2022 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Bill was born April 4, 1953 in Warwick, Rhode Island to Sidney and Gertrude Essex Ivens. Bill grew up in Warwick and graduated from Pilgrim High School. Bill met and fell in love with Cheryl Ann Lowe. Together, they rode cross country in 1978 on a BMW motorcycle. They learned a lot about each other and life on that trip. Bill and Cheryl got married on Aug. 7, 1982 in North Kingston, Rhode Island. Bill and Cheryl were together for 45 loving years.

Bill worked at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine as a machinist for 37 years. He worked in Japan and Egypt, and also taught at the apprenticeship program at the shipyard for many years. He was well respected at work, and was well known as the “go to guy.” He also worked at Sample’s Shipyard in Boothbay. He would help anyone who needed a hand getting work done. He enjoying building anything out of wood, and enjoyed carving wood as well. He was a dirt bike racer who enjoyed repairing and riding motorcycles all of his life. He also enjoyed cheering on his favorite soccer and hockey teams.

Bill was well known as a quiet, reserved, ingenious, and a great story teller. Bill had a quiet pride of the military and the United States. He enjoyed his dogs, Ginger, Yoda, Jasmine, Cece, Beemer and Radar.

Bill is survived by his wife, Cheryl Ivens of Boothbay; mother, Gertrude Ivens of Citrus Springs, Florida; daughter, Christina Schneider and her husband Kevin of Groton, Connecticut; son, Sean Ivens and his wife Caroline of Boothbay; grandson, Cooper Edmund Ivens of Boothbay; brothers, Jim Ivens of Warwick, Rhode Island and Peter Ivens and his wife Lisa and their son, Zach of Citrus Springs, Florida; sister, Grace Walker and her husband Norman of San Diego, California; nieces, Jacqui Walker and her son, Roy of San Diego, California and Madeline Stevens and her husband C.J. of Bristol, Connecticut.

The family will have a private memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Bath Iron Works, c/o Apprentice Program, 700 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530. Condolence cards for the family can be sent to Hall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 576, Boothbay, ME 04537.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Maine.