WOODLAND – Charlie Richard Huston, 86, left his earthly life to be with his Lord July 5, 2012, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born April 1, 1926, at the old family homestead, the son of the late Perley and Blanche (Borden) Huston.
Charlie grew up and worked on the farm until he was 16, at which time he worked for S.W. Collins in the woods as a cookie. He then worked for A&P Tea Co. in the potato house for 10 years during the winter months and farmed with his father during the summer. After special training and mentoring, he became a surveyor and this opened a whole new world for him and his family. Charlie served as the Public Works director for the city of Caribou for more than 33 years. He truly enjoyed his job and his accomplishments on behalf of the city. He was noted for his independent thinking and will be fondly remembered as a jack-of-all-trades. He was a recycler long before most even thought about it. Charlie built his home with his own two hands and the help of his wife of more than 49 years, Lorraine (Gagnon) Huston. Lorraine died in their home as did Charlie.
They had six healthy well-loved children, Nancy Hersey and her husband, Robert, of Woodland, Allen Huston and his wife, Nena, of Hermon, Raymond Huston and his wife, Patty, of Plymouth, Thomas Huston and his wife, Cindy, of Woodland, Sandi Pickens and her husband, Charles, of Fairfield, Calif., and Stanley Huston and his wife, Mary, of Caribou; grandchildren, Nicole Farley, Sherri Parker, Lori Albair, Kelly and Shawn Huston, Brohn Morin, Chris and Tony Huston, Connie Anderson, Jamie, Adam and Sara Huston; and great-grandchildren, Bobby and Andy Farley, Alexis and Kay-lee Parker, Ethan and Landon Albair, Delanie and Alexis Huston, Charlotte Morin, Gwen, Luke and Blake Anderson. For more than 10 years, Charlie was also blessed with a second love in his life, Dorothy Bouchard of Woodland. He is also survived by his brothers, Floyd Huston and his wife, Glenice, of Bangor and Bob Huston of Washburn; a brother-in-law, Allen Cline of Waterloo, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Huston was predeceased by a sister, Janice Cline.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held noon Monday, July 9, at Perham Baptist Church with the Rev. David Goupille officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Huston may do so through Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine.