Luke A. Clements, 27: Valued his faith, family

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PORTLAND — Luke Aaron Clements, 27, of Portland and Cumberland, died unexpectedly on Monday Nov. 22, as a result of complications from diabetes.

On Sept. 3, 1983, he was born in Portland, the son of Amy (Hooper) Clements and Douglas Clements and was educated in Cumberland schools.

Artistically inclined, he played the French horn and trumpet in the school band, learned how to play piano from his mother, and taught himself how to play the violin and guitar. He also enjoyed painting with oils and watercolor.

After graduating from Greely High School in 2002, he attended Taylor University in Indiana, Gordon College in Massachusetts, and was currently taking classes in pre-med at USM. He was also a licensed EMT.

His Christian faith was an important part of his life, and he was an active member of the Vineyard Church of Greater Portland. Together with his family, he spent many wonderful summer vacations at Rumney Bible Conference in New Hampshire.

He loved spending time with his family, from visiting family in Arizona to working the family dairy farm in Monroe. Recently he and his father participated in the Dempsey Challenge together and were anticipating it would become a yearly event for them.

He was loyal, trustworthy, kind and a protective big brother.

He is survived by his mother Amy and his father Douglas of Cumberland; his sister Elizabeth Clements of Portland; maternal grandmother Doris Hooper of North Yarmouth; paternal grandparents Walter and Connie Clements of Monroe; numerous aunts and uncles; cousins; and many friends.

A celebration of life was held on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Please visit to view a video collage of his life, and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New England/Northern New England (ME), 175 Ammon Dr., Suite 201, Manchester, NH 03103 or to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, P.O. Box 351, Cumberland, ME 04021.

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