REM Award Honorees (2002) — Deanne Lehner (Waterville Opera House)

Deanne Lehner was born in Oxnard, California. Her family didn’t stay there long, however, soon moving to New Mexico, where she spent most of her youth. Deanne attended New Mexico State University studying business. She soon met her husband Jim, who was studying forestry and music. They moved to Montana to finish their degrees at the University of Montana in Missoula and then moved to Calaispell, Montana. They were married eight years when Christie their beautiful, adorable, intelligent daughter was born. Christie is now at New Mexico State University and plans to major in biomedical engineering. In 1989 the Lehners moved to Couer d’Alene, Idaho, in another job-related move for the family.

Deanne continued to be an exceptional mother and wife and used her business degree in banking positions, excelling in secretarial work and in the title and escrow departments. Following a series of moves, the Lehners landed in Central Maine, where Jim works for Plum Creek Timber Company and does (naturally) a great deal of traveling.

Their most recent move, from Louisiana to Maine, was just four years ago. In that short time, Deanne has made a huge impact on our community. Deanne loves to volunteer, and does so extensively at the opera house. She also volunteers at the Atwood Tapley School and at St. Theresa’s Church, both in Oakland. She also loves to sew, do crafts, and has recently begun quilting.

The Waterville Opera House is thrilled to have Deanne Lehner as its volunteer honoree for 2002.

For more information about the Waterville Opera House, please visit its website.

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