Valerie E. Houle


1926 – 2014

LIVERMORE FALLS — Valerie E. Houle, 88, of Livermore Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Valerie was born July 19, 1926, a daughter of Mahlon and Doris (Hathaway) Greenleaf. She attended Wilton Academy and worked at G.H. Bass Shoe Company. On Jan. 1, 1955, she married Raymond Houle and together they shared 43 years of marriage before his passing in 1998.

Valerie enjoyed gardening and raising farm animals with Raymond. She was a true homebody who took pride in caring for her house.

Valerie is survived by her children, Rita Cushman and her companion, Bill Hall, of Livermore, Anita Wood of Livermore Falls and Larry Houle and his companion, Laurie, of Livermore Falls; a daughter-in-law, Mary Houle of Chesterville; siblings, Mertin Greenleaf and his wife, Cis, of Jefferson and Albert Greenleaf of Keller, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; sons, Franklin Pelletier and Raymond Houle Jr.; a son-in-law, Don E. Wood; a brother, Donald Greenleaf; and a childhood sister, Beverly Greenleaf.

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