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Jeanne Louise (Patten) Whitten

Date of Death: June 29, 2012

Date of Birth: July 20, 1921

Biography:

Brunswick- Jeanne Louise (Patten) Whitten died unexpectedly at Midcoast Hospital on June 29th
three weeks before her 91
st
 birthday.  She was a resident of the Highlands in Topsham,
Maine. She was born in Philadelphia on July 20, 1921. She was the daughter of Helen
E. (Patten) and Dr. Clarence A. Patten.

She received her elementary education in Philadelphia public schools and at Lankenau
School. Following her father's death, the family returned to the family's ancestral
Hampden Highlands, Maine home where she was graduated from Hampden Academy.
She earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Maine where she was a
Delta Delta Delta sorority member. During the war she worked at the Army Map
Service in Washington, DC. She taught school in numerous Maine schools, including
Garland Street Junior High School in Bangor where she retired from teaching in 1981.

She was active in several educational associations and the Hampden Historical Society.
Her brother Morton C. Patten predeceased her in 2000. She was predeceased also by
Hank Cameron, her long time good friend. Surviving are her brother Robert Patten and
wife Stella of Topsham, Maine; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Patten of Damariscotta.

Also surviving are two nieces, Dr. Deborah Patten of Bath, Lisa Patten of Alameda,
California, and nephew James Patten of Newcastle, Maine, and two grandnephews Nicholas
 and Benjamin Mesrobian.

She loved the great outdoors in Maine especially walking, climbing Mount Katahdin
and camping and hiking at Daicey Pond. Literature was always a pleasurable agenda.
Per her request there will be no services. Her remains have been cremated and  later
this summer, there will be a private family gathering in remembrance of Jeanne.  

Contributions in her memory are welcome and appreciated to Hampden Historical Society, P.O. Box 456, Hampden, ME  04444, and Baxter State Park, 64 Balsam Dr., Millinocket, ME  04462-2190.

 

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