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Wanda I. Haines

August 8, 1934 — August 23, 2022

CARIBOU and MADAWASKA LAKE – Wanda Idella (Harris) Haines, 88, passed away August 23, 2022 comfortably at the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle. Wanda was born in Woodland, August 8, 1934 the daughter of the late Harold and Stella (Dahlgren) Harris. Wanda grew up in Colby Siding which she often referred to as the “Capitol of Woodland.”  She attended the Siding’s one room school house. She continued her education at Caribou High School, where she excelled in academics and athletics. She was an active member of the class of 1951. Wanda found much pleasure in hosting the 65th class reunion at her lakeside home. Wanda married Floyd H. Haines, June 14, 1958. Upon returning to Maine, following her husband’s military service she partnered with him as co-owner of Haines’ Service and later Aroostook Cleaners both in Caribou. Wanda later worked for the Maine Worker’s Compensation Board. Wanda was an active member of the Caribou United Baptist Church where she served in numerous leadership roles. Wanda’s passion was missions. She was an active member of the American Baptist Women Society. Wanda also served as President of the American Baptist Churches of Maine from 1993-1994. She also referred to the First Baptist Church of Woodland as her “home church” having developed her Christian foundation there. Nothing made Wanda happier than planning and hosting many gatherings at her Madawaska Lake home. She would glow as she watched children playing and eating her famous peanut butter squares. Wanda is survived by her daughters, Lori Haines of Madawaska Lake, and Kristi Michaud and husband Reg of Caribou. She also leaves behind her cherished grandsons, Jacob Michaud and wife Renee of Westbrook and Kristopher Michaud of Bangor,  nieces, Diane Berndt and Brenda Thomason and a nephew Greg Ginn, and their families. Wanda was predeceased by her husband Floyd after 30 years of marriage, siblings, Winona Ginn, Wilda Flesey, and Wilhemina Harris and Douglas Harris. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the Woodland First Baptist Church from 1PM until time of services which will be held at 2PM with Pastor Troy Heald officiating. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Haines may do so through the American Baptist Church Women c/o Caribou United Baptist Church or First Baptist Church of Woodland, The Aroostook House of Comfort, or the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department.
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