Chadrenne Boutelle Blouin, 37 years old, of Middletown, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday January 16th after a long struggle with Lyme's Disease and co-infections.
Her family and friends celebrated her many achievements and surrounded her during her recent medical difficulties. She had been happy to see her medical condition improving recently.
Chadrenne led an idyllic childhood raised on the family farm surrounded by many cats, dogs, horses, nature and doting family. She was an avid horseback rider and as a member of Frederick Pony Club she rode her horse Mayflower with the Games Team to many events including the Prince Phillip Cup at Madison Square Garden.
She also enjoyed modeling and acting. Chadrenne earned the crown of Miss Teen of Frederick in 1996 and competed at Miss Teen USA that year in San Diego. She appeared with the Frederick Town Players in "Noises Off" and "Lion in Winter" as well as her high school production of "The Wiz".
Chadrenne graduated from Middletown High School in 1998, received a Bachelor of Arts/English & Psychology from Hood College and Master of Arts/Teaching Secondary English from Towson State University.
Chadrenne had traveled the world during Semester at Sea as well as numerous trips to eastern and western Europe. A devoted educator, she was awarded "Teacher of the Year" in 2012, at Long Reach High School in Howard County . She loved teaching and she loved her students. Many have kept in contact with her after her illness with Lymes forced her to put her career on hold. Chadrenne was a voracious reader with one of her many favorite quotes from Pablo Picasso, "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." , the legacy she will be remembered for as a teacher.
Chadrenne will always be remembered as a loving daughter and special member of her large family. She was forever kind and sensitive to others and animals. She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Blouin, step -father Dan Gilman, Father Ray Blouin, step-mother Joanne Blouin, half -sister Piper Blouin Foley-Schultz, half -brother Mikey Blouin. Her loving boyfriend Ricky Hopkins , and aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to mention who were near and dear to her heart and she in theirs. Her uncle William Lewis Bishop, her half- sister Bonnie Blouin and her half -brother Blaize Blouin and her grandmothers Ellen Boutelle and Connie Gilman preceded her in death.
A celebration of life will be at the Maryland National Golf Club in Middletown, from 1 to 5 pm, with ceremony beginning at 2pm on Saturday Feb 3. If you would like to make a donation in Chadrenne's name, please give a contribution to your local animal rescue organization as a reflection of her love for all animals. http://chadrenne-boutelle-blouin.forevermissed.com/