1928-2003 -- She practiced as a professional psychic for 35 years
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kay Mora (Kaimora), 74, of St. Augustine, Fla. and Oquossoc, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at a Florida hospital.She was born July 21, 1928, in Jay, the daughter of Orie and Lillian (Strout) Blaisdell. She received her education in Livermore Falls schools and graduated in 1946 from Livermore Falls High School. She graduated from the University of Maine and studied under spiritualist Bill Ellis, internationally known psychic Alex Tannous and the Inner Peace Movement.She founded and served as Reverend in the Metaphysical Mother Earth Church, emphasizing personal growth and development and assisted people in recognizing and reaching their potential through the holistic approach to life.For 35 years, she has practiced as a professional psychic.She was recognized internationally as a healer, teacher, lecturer and TV and radio personality. Her vast knowledge and experience enabled her to assist police organizations in Bridgton, Lewiston, Farmington and Rangeley; Jacksonville, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Heiflin, Ala. and Cleveland, Tenn. She additionally has assisted the FBI and the International Crime Commission of the Virgin Islands.As a teacher, she regularly conducted Psychic Awareness classes at the University of Maine, Farmington and Florida Junior College in Jacksonville. She taught throughout the New England States, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands.She also taught privately at her healing and learning centers: Tangwala, in Oquossoc, and the Healing and Learning Center in St. Augustine, Fla. She was also an author, her best-known books include "Path of the Rainbow," "The Seven Levels of Learning" and "Crystals in Your Life." Radio stations WUVU and WFOY in St. Augustine, Fla. featured her show "Friday Returns" and she was a well-respected columnist for many years at the St. Augustine Record where she wrote a horoscope column.She was a member of the Rotary Clubs and Chamber of Commerce in both Rangeley and St. Augustine, Fla., receiving the outstanding C of C member award in St. Augustine.She was also a member of the Sertoma Club in St. Augustine, an organization that provides for the needs of terminally ill children, the EWLI (Enterprising Women Leadership Institute) and the Oquossoc Breakfast Club.Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Martin of Farmington and Kathy Ward and her companion Dennis of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Bruce Adams and his wife Maureen of Livermore Falls, Dennis Adams and his wife Eileen of Wareham, Mass. and Gregory Adams and his wife Andrea of Avon; two sisters, Joanne Staples of Ellsworth and Thelma Jean Glidden of Hanes City, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Dana Adams, Heather Doane, Amber Jean Adams, Tina Bedell, Tim Martin, Gabriel Martin, Dennis Adams Jr., Brent Adams, Ann Marie Kaye, Patrick Ward, Jack Ward, Josh Adams and Aaron Adams; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by a sister, Grace; three brothers, Caroll, Ronald and David and a half brother, Archie.Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Wiles Funeral Home in Farmington, with Rev. Anne Roundy officiating.Winter entombment will be at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring at Jay Hill Cemetery.