PORTLAND – Inez L. Howe, 96, of Portland died Wednesday, May 6, at Fallbrook Woods.

She was born in Bryant Pond, a daughter of Harry William and Eva Buck Howe, the oldest of four children, and a graduate of Woodstock High School in 1929. There were four in her class. In 1933, she received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Maine, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi society in her junior year. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Later she took graduate courses at both the University of Maine and Boston University.

She came to Portland in 1949 to teach English at Deering High School, where she remained for 30 years. During that time, she also taught at the Deering Summer School for 10 years. Previously she had taught in the high schools of Caribou and Fort Fairfield. She enjoyed her association with young people and took interest in following their subsequent careers. She was a member of the College Club of Portland and the University of Maine Alumnae.

She loved Portland, the sea, and traveling. She had traveled to Europe and to many of the states. In her retirement, Siesta Key, Fla., became another special place.

Surviving is her brother, Charles Howe and wife, Lois; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Merrill; and her brother, Richard Howe.

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