CARIBOU - Stewart M. Cousins, 75, died Jan. 1, 2013, in Van Buren, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Caribou, son of the late Louis and Mildred (Matthews) Cousins.
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He was a 1955 graduate of Caribou High School and received a bachelor's degree in business from Husson. He served with the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of Caribou United Baptist Church. He married Harriett (Emery) Cousins and she predeceased him in 2005. Mr. Cousins was a retired educator with Caribou School Department, having taught business classes at Caribou High School for more than 33 years. He was a member of Caribou Historical Society and Maine Teacher's Association. Stewart was a loving husband and father, and truly enjoyed spending time with his family at their camp at Cross Lake.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Kim Cousins of Woodland; one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Dale Chamberland of St. Agatha; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Donald and Helen Cousins of Vermont, Ralph Cousins of Millinocket, and Carroll Cousins of Lubec; one brother-in-law, Albert "Wes" Parlee of Orrington; six grandchildren, Ryan and Shelby Cousins, and Robbie, Kevin, Matthew and Joshua Chamberland; one great-grandchild, Vance; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cousins was predeceased by a son, Leigh; daughter-in-law, Tina; and two grandchildren, Cortina and Cody. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Caribou United Baptist Church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. After the service, all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the church hall. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Cousins may do so through Caribou United Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Caribou Historical Society. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published in BDN Maine from January 3 to January 4, 2013