Helen F. Stevens

1918 – 2010

YARMOUTH — Helen Fowler Stevens, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, at Bay Square at Yarmouth Senior Living Community.

Helen was born in Fort Fairfield on Aug. 25, 1918, the twin daughter of Leslie and Myra Fowler. 

She attended Aroostook State Teacher’s College in 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 in 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’s aide in the Gardiner school system and was a Sunday school teacher for the 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.

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, N.Y., 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, Mass.A.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Halbert; her brothers, George and Robert; and her sisters, Doris and Anna.

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