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Dr. Gard Moulton Meserve


The family of Dr. Gard Moulton Meserve is saddened to announce the news of his sudden passing into the arms of Jesus on January 11, 2019 in Lexington, South Carolina at the age of 56.

Gard was born on October 19, 1962 in Auburn, Maine, the son of Robert Thurston Meserve, Sr. of Kennebunk, Maine and the late Nancy (Twaddle) Meserve. He graduated from Kennebunk High School in the Class of 1981, one year later marrying Lisa Moore and together they raised two children to adulthood along the East Coast. Gard married Sarah Bragdon in 2009 and they made their home in Kennebunk before moving to Lake Murray, South Carolina. Gard had a penchant for the water and it always brought him peace.A lifelong learner, Gard attained his Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity and Doctorate with an emphasis on people-focused leadership. He served as Chief Technology Officer for Clarkson University for twelve years. When he moved to Ellucian, he managed the CIOs and technology departments of Colleges and Universities along the east coast. Gard was inspired by the development of a unique leadership style placing relationships and values first. This led him to start his own successful consulting company, Values Based Initiatives. He was a gifted leader and mentor to many, leaving an impact he will never fully appreciate, and he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his  father Robert and his wife Sarah  of Lexington, SC; he is survived by his children,  Katelyn Sweeten and her husband Wesley of Lexington, SC, and Dr. Joseph Meserve of San Diego, CA; a stepdaughter, Anjelica LaRochelle of Amesbury; three granddaughters, Ellie, Ruthie and Annie Sweeten all of Lexington, SC; a brother Robert T. Meserve, Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Wells, ME; two sisters, Cindy McDonough and Mary Meserve, both of Kennebunk, and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved mother, Nancy Twaddle Meserve, on April 27, 2018.

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25.

His funeral service will be held Friday, January 18 at 11 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Thursday 6 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Able South Carolina at 720 Gracern Rd. Suite 106, Columbia, SC 29210. 

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