Rose Mary Soule

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Rose Mary Soule, 77

STANDISH - Heaven received another angel Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, when Rose lost her long battle with frontotemporal dementia. Rose's heart was full, surrounded by her family, children, and grandchildren.

Family, friends and caring for people was part of Rose's DNA, always opening her door and heart to those in need. Rose was often heard saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way, and anything is possible."

Born in Lewiston, May 13, 1940, Rose was the daughter of Isabelle (Call) and Paul DeHahn. Rose was raised in Brunswick and was one of 13 children.

Her surviving siblings are Ralph, of Hollywood, Fla.; Helen, of Brunswick; Peggy, of Topsham; Richard, of New Mexico; Paulette, of Lincolnton, N.C.; and Bobby, of Houlton. Rose's six children are Marie, Al, Annette and Tim, of Gorham; Jerry, of Bessemer City, N.C.; and Denise, of Standish.

Rose was blessed to have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; she was lovingly referred to as GG, Grammy Great Soule and Nana. The bear hugs and "neck nuzzle" she gave all of us will forever be in our hearts.

Rose was also known for drive-by visits, calling around to see who was serving what for dinner. Pop-in visits were frequent and always welcomed by her family.

Rose fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse and was a 1983 graduate from S.M.V.T.I.'s LPN program, working at Maine Medical Center for 18 years. She was also the first to complete a higher education, all while raising her children and working full-time.

Rose was an active member of Casco's United Church of Christ, often baking pies for church dinners; especially popular were her lemon meringue pies! Rose loved to travel with her partner, Paul Edes, for greater than 15 years; they traveled on cruises, did many roadtrips, and were avid movie buffs.

Rose grew up on rollerskates and skated well into her 50s and 60s, which was amazing, given she was a tad clumsy. On skates she was gliding on air, smooth and carefree.

In the end, as her words diminished, she would hold our hands and say, "I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you."

A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the Windham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 434 River Rd., Windham, where a period of visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow to North Gorham Cemetery, Gorham. To express condolences and to participate in Rose's online tribute, please visit:

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Dolby, Blais & Segee - Windham Chapel
434 River Road
Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-6342
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 14, 2017
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