Bette "Boopie" Doughty Tellinghuisen

Renton, WA ­ Boopie Doughty, 58, of Chebeague Island, Maine died unexpectedly on Wednesday August 8, 2007 while on a vacation trip to Alaska.  She was born in Portland, Maine on April 15, 1949 the daughter of Mary Annette (Jenks) and Eben S. Doughty.  Boopie was a graduate of Falmouth High School and while in high school her talent as a flute player made her one of the youngest performers in the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Boopie worked many years in the banking industry as a financial analyst before forming her own business, "Leading Solutions".  Her greatest sense of accomplishment however, came from restoring her Uncle Ed's home on Chebeague, where she demonstrated her self-reliance by doing the electrical, carpentry, masonry and plumbing herself.  The work on the house showed her focus, attention to detail bordering on perfection, and good-old stick-to-it-tiveness.
From early childhood, her love of the water and her never-ending love for "Sunnyside", the family homestead on Chebeague Island were key elements of her life.  Morning coffee in her bathrobe sitting on the front steps overlooking the water captured Boopie Doughty.
Boopie was one of the Chebeague "Rocks" and will be missed by many including her feathered and furry wildlife friends. She was a typical Doughty being "somewhat" obstinate with extreme determination and will power. Being sentimental, she was passionate about preserving Chebeague as the place she loved.  She combined her determination and meticulous attention to detail with her sense of place to spearhead a bill submitted to the Maine Legislature known as the Maine Land Bank, in hopes of helping people maintain their family homesteads. 
Boopie is survived by her longtime soul mate and companion, Paul Cleary of Maynard, MA; her brother Barry Doughty of Millinocket, Maine her nephew Gardiner Doughty of NH; her niece Kim Doughty of MA and a very large extended family.  She was predeceased by her parents, Captain Eben Doughty and Mary Jenks Doughty and her brother Captain Bruce Doughty.
Visiting hours will be on Monday August 13 from 5 ­ 8 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home. One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday August 14 at 1:00 PM at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Brewster officiating.  A time of fellowship, after the burial in the island cemetery, will be held at the Parish House.
Boopie's Family has created a memorial of Boopie's life and it is available at  Please visit Boopie's Memorial and share your condolences, memories and wishes with Boopie's Family.
Donations may be made in Boopie's memory to: Island Commons, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.

Boopie with Marlene at Marlene's retirement party.

A poem written by Boopie about her "rock"