PATTEN – Madelyn P. Howes, 90, of Patten, died May 14, at home.

Born in Durham, July 14, 1913, the daughter of Frank A. and Eva M. (Howe) Engelman, she attended music school in Boston summers during high school, graduated from Lewiston High School and Farmington Normal School in 1933.

She enjoyed teaching music and fifth grade. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education at UMO in 1967. She taught school in Auburn and Patten, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of the Patten Woman’s Club, serving as president for many years, Maine State Teachers Association and Stetson Memorial Methodist Church, where she was organist and choir director for over 50 years.

She enjoyed her friends at the coffee group, ceramics, quilting and sewing, her flower garden and her community. She dearly loved her students and her fellow teachers and took great pleasure in her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon H. McPhee and granddaughters, Sheryl M. Harriman and her husband, Richard of Prospect and C.J. Willson and her husband, Ross of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, J.W. Harriman, Chloe Willson and Joshua Willson; cousin, Marion Drapeau of Lewiston; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Thurston B. Howes in 1942 and Sherwood S. Howes in 2003.

The family would like to thank the home health caregivers, Dianne Lane, Gloria Slauenwhite, Tammy Shaw and many more friends and neighbors.

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