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HAYNESVILLE - Althea L. Rouse, 79, died March 18, 2015, in Houlton. She was born October 5, 1935, the daughter of Hubert and Ruth (Cropley) Young.

Althea attended Danforth schools. She loved to knit, play bingo, do word searches, having her family around, helping people out and she especially loved to cook.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas Rouse of Haynesville; 3 daughters, Cathy and Hudson Cole of Linneus, Lynn and Ronald Tuck of Haynesville and Helena and Percy Cochran of Houlton; 3 sons, Thomas "Butch" and Sharon Rouse of Amity, Paul and Lisa Rouse and Steven and Tory Rouse, all of Haynesville; 11 grandchildren; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Irene and Larry Malone, Laurel and Marge Young, Patricia and Doug Frye; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Janet; brother, Brian, sister, Christina "Tink"; an infant sister and 2 infant brothers.

A graveside funeral service will be held in the spring at the Haynesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to St. Jude's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

The family would like to thank Madigan Estates, EMMC and especially Sandy White, Houlton Regional Hosptial, Dr. Sussman and Dr. Jiansakul. And you are all my favorite. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton.
Published on  March 21, 2015
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