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Louise Tholen, 95

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Louise Tholen, 95

PORTLAND — Louise "Pat" Tholen, 95, formerly of Falmouth, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, at The Cedars after a long illness.

Born in Arcadia, Neb., Nov. 1, 1915, she was a daughter of Merwin Swaynie and Mona (Lacy) Swaynie.

In 1938 she married Henry S. Tholen, in Quincy, Ill., and lived in the Chicago area for many years before moving to Lancaster, Penn., for her husband's job.

They moved to South Paris in 1977, where she oversaw the construction of their new home.

Later, she and her husband moved to Falmouth where they were members of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry in 1999, and her sister, Ann S. Beyer.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Tholen of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Jane Tholen of Falmouth; two granddaughters, Margaret Stauffer of New York City, and Catherine Stauffer of Portland, Ore.; three nieces, Karen Chapman of Oxford, Carla Phillips of West Paris, and Margie Mayne of Gypsum, Colo.

Private memorial services are planned for a future date.

Arrangements were handled by Direct Cremation of Maine in Belfast.