AUBURN – State Rep. Margaret M. Craven recognized Helen Maude Bouley on the occasion of her 105th birthday on June 20 at Clover Living Center.

She presented Mrs. Bouley with a Proclamation from the Senate and House of Representatives that read, “State of Maine, Be it known to all that We, the Members fo the Senate and House of Representatives, join in recognizing Helen Maude Bouley of Auburn on the occasion of her 105th Birthday, June 20, 2005.

“Mrs. Bouley was born in South Portland and grew up in Wells and Portland. She worked days and attended night school and worked her way through Kents Hill Seminary.

She taught school in Fayette and the Readfield area before moving to Auburn in 1927.

She was married to Everett Whittemore, who died in 1955. In 1960, she married Ed Bouley, who passed away in 2003.

“Mrs. Bouley has a long history of volunteerism and has been resourceful and frugal all her life. She exemplifies the best of Maine traditions and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special birthday; And be it ordered that this official expression of sentiment be sent forthwith on behalf of the 122nd Legislature and the people of the State of Maine.”

It is signed by Beth Edmonds, Senate president; John Richardson, Speaker of the House; Millicent M. MacFarland, House clerk. The proclamation was introduced by Rep. Margaret M. Craven and cosponsored by Sen. Lois A. Snowe-Mello, Rep. Thomas F. Shields, Rep. Deborah L. Pelletier-Simpson, Rep. Sonya G. Sampson, Sen. Margaret Rotundo, Rep. Elaine Makas, Rep. William R. Walcott and Rep. Lillian LaFontaine O’Brien.

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