SCARBOROUGH – Gene-vieve Porter Carpenter, 91, a retired educator and wife of 68 years of Hilston R. Carpenter, of 21 Spurwink Road, Scarborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at her home. She was born July 5, 1914, in Monticello, the only daughter of Burleigh and Hazel Jewell Porter. Genevieve was predeceased by both of her brothers, Linwood Burleigh Porter of Falmouth and Max Porter Good of Augusta. She also lost a favorite loving Aunt, Dorothy Jewell Good of Monticello. Surviving is her husband, Hilston, of Scarborough; her son, Terre and his wife, Marilyn, of South Portland; two grandsons, Jeff Andrew and his wife, Brigitte, of Meredith, N.H. and Dan Burleigh and his wife, Debbie, of South Easton, Mass.; four great-grandchildren, Jeff Andrew II and Blair Anne of Meredith, Emily Grace and Ethan Daniel of South Easton. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews along with cherished friends, James and Diane Brown, Joe and Sue Scully and Harry and Rose Russell. She resided most of her life in Monticello and Houlton, and had lived in Scarborough for the past 21 years. Gen was educated in the public schools of Monticello, Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton and the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. She was employed in the field of education for 39 years, retiring in 1974. She taught several different grade levels and was also principal of the Monticello Consolidated Schools, teacher and principal of Longfellow School in Houlton and served 11 years as the first supervisor of elementary education of MSAD 29 in Houlton, where she authored a guide to substitute teaching. Her Professional affiliations included MSAD 29 Teachers Association, Maine Teachers Association, serving three years on the Executive Committee, National Education Association, National council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathe-matics, New England Reading Association, International As-sociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development, which researches improve-ments in education and the National and State Retired Teachers Association. Gen took an active part in the communities where she re-sided. She was a lifelong member of the United Meth-odist Church of Monticello and served as pianist for many years, was secretary of the Administrative Board, a devo-tional leader of the Unite Methodist Women. In Houlton, she was secretary of the Coun-cil of Ministries and repre-sented the church on the Southern Aroostook Social Services Council. She was a member of the Ebbett Circle. More recently, she was an at-tendant of the First Congrega-tional Church of Scarborough and an active member of the Women’s Fellowship. Gen was a member of the Houlton Gar-den Club, past member of the Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary serving as treasurer of the new hospital’s coffee and gift shop. She was also a Big Sister in the Big Sister-Big Brother Program of Aroostook County. She was an active member of the Delta Chapter and later the Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Soci-ety International, serving as chairwoman of the Profes-sional Growth and Services Committee, the Membership Committee and the Research Committee. In 1985, she was selected as the outstanding member of Delta Chapter. She was also a member of Alpha Psi State Society, serving on the Finance Committee. Gen was a homemaker, devoted to her family and happiest when she was with them and with friends. During her lifetime she was dedicated to her church and many schools and their students whose lives she touched. A part of her will live on through the hundreds of children with whom she worked. Her friends will re-member her many acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and caring ways. Upon her retire-ment and move to Scarbor-ough, in 1987, she wrote her autobiography, “Mammy Re-member”, in which she chroni-cled her travels in Canada, the Caribbean and at her camp in Griswold. Written primarily for her descendants, the book ex-plores her interest in canning, preserving, letter writing, cal-ligraphy, needlework and fam-ily interactions. A memorial service in cele-bration of her life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the First Congregational Church of Scarborough on the Black Point Road. The Rev. Mi-chael Lowry will officiate. In-terment will be in the Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Gen requested that in lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the United Methodist Church, Monticello, ME 04760. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care of Maine, 471 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME 04103