AUBURN — Hazel Hayman Gould died at the Clover Manor Hospice on Sunday, June 3.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., daughter of Walter E. and Adele Hayman, her family moved to Lewiston when she was 14. She continued her education, graduating from Lewiston High School in 1942 and from Central Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. As a registered nurse she was employed by CMGH as well as doing private duty there for a number of years.

In 1948, she married Ralph A. Gould Jr. She resided in Auburn all her married life and was currently living at Schooner Estates. She was just 22 days short of celebrating their 70th anniversary on June 25. Her later life was centered on her greater family, whom she adored, wishing they were closer to Auburn.

Hazel was a member of High Street Congregational Church, UCC, former corporator of Central Maine Healthcare Corp. and was for a number of years director at the Auburn-Lewiston Children’s Home, no longer in existence.

The Goulds were summer campers and later, year-round residents of Cove Road, on the east shore of Taylor Pond. She was a member of the Taylor Pond Yacht Club for all of those years. Winters were spent skiing and in 1983, with the purchase of a condo at Sugarloaf, the family enjoyed that mountain’s challenges. She was a charter member of the Washingtonians, a ski group that began skiing on Washington’s birthday week in Quebec in the ’60s and later for many years two weeks in Europe’s Alps.

She is survived by her husband; two children, David and his wife, Anne (Chaplin) Gould, of Kennebunk, Barbara Gould of Portland; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Gould of Kennebunk, Benjamin Gould of Kennebunk, Betsy (Hochadel) Flaherty and Colin Flaherty of Westwood, Mass., and James and Sarah Hochadel of Barrington, N.H.; her sister-in-law, Diana Coleman, and her husband, Robert, of Longwood, Fla.; and great-grandchildren Haleigh, William and Charles Daniels, Caroline and Joseph Flaherty.

She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers Bertrand and Christie.

Mrs. Hazel Hayman Gould was a 1945 registered nurse graduate of the Central Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in Lewiston (now Maine College of Health Professions). She was a loyal supporter of her alma mater, for which she founded the Hazel H. Gould Scholarship Foundation to expand nursing education opportunities at Maine College of Health Professionals. Her generosity was critical in the subsequent establishment of the Gould Center for Interprofessional Education at MCHP. As a result of Mrs. Gould’s visionary support, the Gould Center provides Maine health care students with interprofessional educational experiences that enhance collaboration and contribute to improved outcomes. Mrs. Gould’s funding has a direct and positive influence on the success of tomorrow’s health care professionals and well-being of their patients.

Hazel H. Gould

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