Shirley Mae Beaulieu Mountain

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SIDNEY - Shirley Mae "Pumpkin" Beaulieu Mountain, 62, of Dinsmore Road, in Sidney, passed away amidst her husband and family, on the morning of Jan. 30, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with terminal illness. She was born in Augusta on Feb. 9, 1956, to her mother (predeceased) Jo-Ann Beaulieu, and father (predeceased) Ludger-Roger Beaulieu.

Shirley graduated college with her associate's degree and soon followed into her career for many years with Macomber Farr & Whitten Insurance, out of Augusta. Thus beginning as well, her life long dedication to her three girls, (Lori-Jo Greene, Dawn Vogt, and Stephanie Durgin) as a single, hard working mother. One thing Shirley was always adamant about was taking care of her daughters and family, at any cost. She defined what it was to be a "Super Mom", capable of any task, no matter how daunting or challenging, and always with an ear-to-ear smile on her face.

In June of 2001, she met, who would soon become her husband until her final days, Dana Mountain, and his son, Michael Mountain, and they joined their families together in marriage on May 27, 2006. In the years proceeding, her life remained dedicated at heart to two things, her children, and her grandbabies. They were her absolute world and more, and she radiated a special pride for all of their accomplishments. Among her passions and pastimes with them were countless hours of arts and crafts time, puzzles and games, gardening, and time simply spent together, loving and caring for each, as family does. Among her favorites of those times, was a special occasion known as "Camp Smores" with her "Pig Sister" and all the children. She had an affinity for animals, but especially her puppies, Duece and Dutchess. She was absolutely wild about Harley Davidson Motorcycles, loud pipes, leather, and freedom, and she created many priceless memories among family and friends at one of her favorite gathering spots, "Rollies" in Belfast. She held a special place in her heart for the ocean and its glory, often collecting unique pieces of drift wood, along with particular rocks, and shells; often making crafts and display pieces with them, for gifts, or just around the homestead. She loved music at a level of the heart and soul, and could always be found playing it as loud as possible at every gathering, among a bon-fire and some good drinks. The Family Camp always held a special place for her as well, between memories made, mudding and 4-wheeeling, and the ever-so infamous "Booze Cruisin". But just as special to her were the simpler moments such as Sunday dinners with family and spending summer nights catching fire flies with her grandbabies and admiring the glow of the moon and stars in the summer skies.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Dana Mountain, and stepson, Michael Mountain with Nikki Mountain and children, Alayah, Logan, and Lincoln; daughter Lori-Jo Greene with Shannon Greene and children, Sean "Bubba" and Hailey "Hailey-Paige" Greene with Devon O'Connor; daughter Dawn Vogt with James O'Farrel and children, Bethanie "Bessie" Vogt, Audrey "Auggy" Vogt, Jarred "Gerard" Ames, as well Jasmine, Derek, and Damien O'Farrel; daughter Stephanie "Piggy" Durgin with Ryan "The Wappah" Durgin and their child, Abigail "Lil' Piggy" Corbett. As well her brother, Roger Beaulieu with Debbie Beaulieu, brother, Richard Beaulieu with Diana Beaulieu, sister, Sandy York with Andy York, sister, Debbie Clark with Peter Clark, as well as her stepmother, Helen Beaulieu.

To conclude, Shirley Mountain was the embodiment of true hospitality, love and compassion. She was never too busy to help a loved one in need and she never saw any obstacle as impossible. If there was one thing we always remember from what she taught us in her lifetime, it was this: The Door Is Always Open. She was infamous for a welcoming sign she hung lovingly in her kitchen for years that read as follows, "The Looney Bin: We're a bit looney here. Odd things tend to occur here. And abnormality is the normality at this locality". Let us remember the unconditional love Shirley Mountain showed to so many over the years, and the fact she was never too busy to help those she truly loved and cared for.

A memorial for family and friends will be held at 269 Dinsmore Road, Sidney, on February 10, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. As well will be a Celebration of Life in the spring of 2019 (TBA) that all who were touched by the life of Shirley Mountain are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, any gifts or cards can be sent to Dana Mountain and Family at 269 Dinsmore Road, Sidney, Maine, 04330.

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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 5, 2019
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