CARIBOU – Charlene M. Rowe, 82, died Dec. 28, 2008, in Van Buren. She was born July 1, 1926, in Machiasport, the daughter of Victor and Clara (Colbeth) Pettigrow. Mrs. Rowe was a member of Caribou United Baptist Church, and was a member and past president of Henry B. Pratt Post No. 15 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Rowe was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was predeceased by her husband, John E. Rowe, in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Rowe of Caribou; four sisters, Jeanie Caler of East Machias, Edna Hatt and her husband, Irvin, of Marshfield, Edith Babbs of Florida, and Judith Nutter and her husband, Robert, of East Machias; several nieces and nephews; two special family friends, Sammy Day and Charlene’s “second daughter,” Mary Ellen Field, both of Caribou; and her special “feline granddaughter,” Princess. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where members of the Ladies Auxiliary will conduct evening memorial services 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Mockler Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Rosser officiating. Interment will be at the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Caribou. After the service, all are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments at Home Farm Apartments community building. For an online register, please go to mocklerfuneralhome.com.