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MADISON -- Pauline Elizabeth Wieden, 86, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan. She was born on March 9, 1920, in Houlton, the daughter of Harvard and Meta G. (Springer) Card. She attended high school in Houlton and got her teaching certificate at Aroostook State Normal School and Gorham State College. She then taught school in Presque Isle.

Pauline married her best friend and soul mate, Lindley L. Wieden, on June 26, 1946, in Stockholm, with his father officiating. They lived in Boston, Springfield, Vt.; and Rocky Hill, Conn., where Pauline started a nursery school.

She was also a member of the Garden Club and Couples Club. They moved to Dexter in 1967, and she taught in Guilford and Sangerville. Next they moved to Livermore, then Bethel, where they lived for 23 years.

Pauline was a seamstress, worked at Gould Academy, and over the years in several stores. In 2003, they moved to Madison to be near family. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Norridgewock.

Pauline was a gem to everyone, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was the center of her life. She was predeceased by many of her cousins in California.

She leaves her husband of 60 years, Lindley Wieden; five children, Sylvia Miller and her husband, Blaine, Cynthia Paine and her fiance, Michael Friedmann, Stephen Wieden, Catherine Sands and her husband, Thomas, and Priscilla Hansen; grandchildren Adele McIntyre, Christal Siren, Lon Miller, Amy Collins, Jameson Paine, Amber Jansen, Seth Sands, Joshua Sands, Ashley Bureau, Jennie Warren, Emily Hansen and Anna Hansen; great-grandchildren Miles McIntyre, Caleb McIntyre, Ella Siren, Clayton Miller, Colby Miller, Sophie Collins, Sean Collins and Makenzie Sands.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, at the First Congregational Church of Norridgewock, 36 River Road, Norridgewock, with the Rev. Russell Lane officiating.Interment will follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Route 2, Norridgewock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: First Congregational Church of Norridgewock, 36 River Road, Norridgewock, ME 04957; or to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Oncology Department, 46 Fairview Ave., Skowhegan, ME 04976; or to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.

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