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AUGUSTA – Helen Fowler Stevens, 91, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, at Bay Square at Yarmouth Senior Living Community. Helen was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Fort Fairfield, the twin daughter of Leslie and Myra Fowler. She attended Aroostook State Teacher’s College, Presque Isle, where she met Halbert Stevens, the love of her life. Helen and Hal were married for 66 years, and lived in Caribou and Gardiner, where they raised their three children, Halbert, Naomi and Douglas. After Hal’s retirement they moved to Ocala, Fla., but continued to summer in Maine at their cottage on Taylor Pond, Auburn. Helen’s favorite time was to be at her cottage with family. Helen and Hal returned to Maine full time in 2003 to be closer to family. Helen was an outstanding homemaker. She took constant care and guidance of her children in their many school and church activities. Helen was a fabulous cook and took great pleasure in entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed many crafts and became skillful in sewing and making outfits for herself and her daughter. In later years Helen studied painting and developed a particular interest in landscapes. She substitute taught and was a teacher aide in the Gardiner School System, and was a Sunday school teacher for Gardiner Methodist Church. Helen was very active in all Methodist church activities and was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Halbert; her brothers, George and Robert; and her sisters, Doris and Anna. She is survived by her twin brother, Howard Fowler of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her children, Halbert Fowler Stevens of Miramar Beach, Fla., Naomi Helen Stevens and her husband, Jay Nettesheim, of Gorham and Douglas James Stevens and his wife, Jeri Weisberger Stevens, of Sidney; seven grandchildren, Melissa and Patrick Cusk and their three children, J.P., Joseph and Morgan, of Pensacola, Fla., Phoebe Stevens of California, Elizabeth Stevens of New York City, Jennifer Allaire of Portland, Jason and Amy Allaire and their four children, Griffin, Charlotte, Cosette and Thaddeus, of York, Jacob Stevens of Bethel and Sara Stevens of Boston. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the chapel at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. A gathering of friends and family for the celebration of Helen’s life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta. Condolences may be made to

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