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.

Chadrenne was so vibrant, full of life and love. We will remember and miss her forever.

Full obituary below:

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.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2018

Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Feb. 1, 2018

Dana (Dan) A Gilman, 64, of Frederick, Maryland, died on May 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, and holding the hand of his wife, Marjorie Boutelle Blouin. Dan fought a brave battle with brain cancer, never gave up the will to live, and passed away peacefully facing his favorite mountain view in their Middletown, Maryland home. He was the son of Joseph Gilman and the late Constance (Anthony) Gilman.

Growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1972. On his sixteenth birthday, Dan followed his passion for firefighting and joined the Elkins Park, PA Volunteer Fire Company. After serving four years, he was elected president at the age of twenty. Dan moved to Montgomery County, Maryland, where he worked as a firefighter/paramedic, public information officer, and suppression officer. He was an exemplary mentor and after twenty-five years of service, he retired as a Captain and Station Commander of the Montgomery County Department of Fire Rescue Services. Dan continued to have a great career as a trainer in surveillance, counter-surveillance, and law enforcement for many government intelligence agencies.

Thirty-four years ago, Dan met Marjorie Blouin, who became the love of his life. Through their partnership, he helped to raise her beautiful daughter Chadrenne Blouin. Dan and Marjorie were best friends, partners, enjoyed a loving courtship of thirty-three years, and were married last year. Dan loved and provided for Chadrenne, as if she were his own, and was broken-hearted as Chadrenne passed away unexpectedly last year. Dan especially enjoyed golf, travel, fine wine and scotch, and adored life on their farm with Marjorie's extended family.

Dan is survived by his wife, Marjorie Blouin, his father Joseph Gilman, sisters Lysia Stonemetz and Shaleen (Gary) Goldberg, nieces Shey (David) Detterline, Lyssa (Jurgen) Born, Shannon Stonemetz, and Madison (Brent) DeFillippo, as well as his great-nephews/nieces Heath and Siena Detterline and Kade, Parker, and Brooks Born. He is also survived by his brother-in-laws, John Boutelle and Richard Boutelle and sister-in-law, Katherine Boutelle, who were instrumental in caring for Dan during the last months of his life. Dan is also survived by many Boutelle/Bishop family members, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, on both sides of Dan and Marjorie's family. Dan was predeceased by his mother, Constance, and his step-daughter, Chadrenne Boutelle Blouin.

Those who knew and loved Dan know that he was always there for his family and friends and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy of love, sense of humor, and admirable years of hard work, mentoring and service to others will be fondly remembered.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday June 23rd, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 pm at Musket Ridge Golf Club, 3555 Brethren Church Road, Myersville, MD 21773. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either : HEROES, INC, 1200 29th N.W., Washington, DC, or National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727,
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from May 24 to May 26, 2019

Posted by Marjorie Blouin on March 1, 2021
I love and miss you so much; this was such an amazing day when you were born. You were such a wonderful daughter and a smart, funny and beautiful person! I’m glad you’re free and no longer in pain. I feel your love all around me. Love Mom
Posted by Ray Blouin on March 1, 2021
I must admit, Daughter Dear, that your photo's and those of all of our hiking experiences together...all over our United States...adorn all of our home's walls and are a constant reminder of the fabulous times and experiences that we had together. When in concert, I still perform the songs I wrote for you and those about our experiences together in our joint beloved Mother Nature. I still ache at our loss of you....That will never cease. Love, Dad
Posted by Ray Blouin on March 2, 2020
Daughter Dear, I miss you so very much. I miss our lives together, our hiking, our singing, our joking around, and our long discussions. I will confess my heart still brutally aches. Someday, I believe our energies will meet up once again. As always, I love you, Dad
Posted by Marjorie Blouin on March 2, 2020
March 1st- Chadrenne Birthday is today- she would of been 40! . I can mourn her passing or celebrate her souls release to a bettter place free of pain and suffering, I’m not sure why we are given these trials and pain to go through. I have to believe it is to make us a better person and those we lose the same. So much I want to hold Chad and also Dan ; to tell them they will always be with me; I know they know I loved them I just want to hug them and tell them how much. Chad I hope you are beside me hugging me right now I love you so much and miss you, you were such a fantastic daughter . Happy Birthday ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Posted by Chip Venters on January 16, 2020
Chadrenne also had a biting sense of humor.  At her vegan wedding, when I asked her to dance she announced to the immediate crowd "only Chip would wear a leather jacket to a vegan wedding!". I was wearing a suede sport coat and the juxtaposition went right over my head. I miss her and her laugh.
Posted by Maya Blickenstaff on March 1, 2019
Today, my friend, Chadrenne, would be 39 years old. She left this world much too soon! I miss her every day!  
I feel her energy; I know some part of her is near me. She was the one who was sick, yet she said with assurity "don't worry, I"ll always be here to take care of you." I never understood that. But apparently she did. She KNEW that no matter what, she would somehow still be a part of the lives of those she loved. 
Sometimes when I'm feeling down I get this very subtle feeling that is very familiar. I feel as though I'm being hugged, but not a normal hug; a Chadrenne hug! The kind that holds on long and is filled with so much meaning. It brings me to tears.
She was the epitome of kindness! She was also the epitome of wicked humor! There will never be another person like her. 
She touched me in a way no other friend ever has!
I'm so fortunate to have known her. I'll miss her forever.
Posted by Marjorie Blouin on January 17, 2019
It has been a year; hard to imagine that yesterday a year ago Chadrenne was here and now she is not. There is not a moment that I do not think of her,I feel that she is still with me,beside me and part of me. I believe she is in a better place now without pain and suffering, but I wish she did not have to go. I know I will continue to miss her terribly. I feel her energy around me -sometimes stronger than other times; but I’ve come to understand that she is in a better place. I know she did not plan to leave us this soon and she always said she would be here to take care of us. I know she is still watching over us and sending her love and energy. She was and is such a wonderful daughter and best friend; funny , beautiful and so smart and witty. I know we all miss her every day. ♥️
Posted by Ashley Hudson on March 12, 2018
I wrote a letter for my class to Chadrenne Blouin honoring her memory and the impact she made in my life back at lrhs. As i fought back tears i talked about how you cared about your students and saw them as more than just students, ypu cared, you gave advice, you changed so many young lives for the better. I am beyond grateful to have known you and your loving free spirit. Ill never forget the first day of class, when you told us to pick out the lie and we thought you'd never shave your head and throw the hair into a volcano, but you did. You lived an amazing life and im saddened it was cut short but i know you're at peace. With love,
Posted by Ray Blouin on March 10, 2018
I'll be heading into the recording studio this evening [10 March] to record the two songs that I have written in the memory of daughter Chadrenne. It is all I can do to get through them. But, my producer works miracles and I look forward to it.
Posted by Amanda Simmons on February 22, 2018
I looked up to chadrenne and loved her for the caring friend she was to me growing up.I didnt have many friends and she never treated me like anything other than a best friend .We loved horses so much we would spend our days on her farm riding with no bridles bareback threw the fields and spend our nights watching rocky horror picture sgow her favorite movie in the oldest farm house ive ever been in .we were just talking and were supposed to get together she had her soulmate and though her life wasnt going as planned she was optimistic and appreciative of all the people in her life.She was a friend when i had no one she was an inspiration to me then and now and i will never forget her..Fly high beautiful lady you will be missed
Posted by Marjorie Blouin on February 11, 2018
Comments from obituary as of 2/11/18:

February 7, 2018
Very sorry to hear about Chadrenne. I lost my daughter 6 months ago after a 28-year long battle with Lyme and coinfections. May they rest in peace.
Karen Cameron, San Antonio,

February 5, 2018
I was so saddened to hear about Chadrenne's passing. I'm sorry I wasn't in the area to attend her memorial. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marjorie and Dickcy.
Bambi Prigel, Knoxville, MD

February 3, 2018

My heart goes out to Chadrenne's family, loved ones and friends...sending heart felt condolences for your loss. May you always remember what a beautiful soul she was. I did not know her, but she sounds like an amazing soul.
Thank you for sharing her story about Lyme and tick borne diseases. I also have several tick borne diseases.
I really feel for you all
Laura Piccolo, Land o Lakes, FL 

February 3, 2018

I did not know Chadrenne however after reading her obituary I felt compelled to light a candle in memory of her. I am a 31 year old who also has Lyme disease. I pray her family will be able to heal and I am sending my condolences to them.
MacKenzie Bonilla, Orlando, FL
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February 3, 2018
We remember Chadrenne as a vivacious youngster riding, swimming, loving life with her family and friends. She was beautiful here with us and is still beautiful in heaven, safe in the arms of all those family members who left before. Our deepest sympathy to Marjorie and her family. We understand your loss and deeply embrace you.
Diana Van Gilder and family

February 2, 2018
Dear Marjorie, Chadrenne was a wonderful person, so kind and sweet. Even though, I only knew her from her dental appointments with me, and through you, I could tell she loved being an educator,loved her animals,loved her boyfriend, and loved you very much. I remember you showing me pictures of her going to the prom so happy and beautiful in her gown. She surely did suffer with her health conditions.
You were a wonderful Mother for her, and you always put her needs first. So glad you have had that loving relationship. My heart goes out to you, for her passing on.
You and your family are in my prayers.
Sincerely, Your Dental Hygienist,
Cindy Routzahn
Cindy Routzahn, Woodsboro, MD

February 2, 2018
It is so sad to read this obituary of a beautiful young woman who died as a result of tick borne diseases. I lost my son, Kevin, 29 yrs. old to lyme disease on 10/08/2017. so I know how broken your heart must be. I will pray for you. I know that your Chadrenne, is an angel in heaven. May she rest in peace and may she be with God.
Peggy Boyce Furey, Conshohocken, PA SHARE
February 2, 2018
I am so sorry Marjorie Blouin.

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Posted by Piper Blouin Foley-Schult... on February 6, 2018
I consider myself to be a writer. I knew I wanted to write something for Chadrenne, but I honestly spent a week staring at a blank page. How could I formulate a coherent sentence when my heart hurt so badly? Where do I even begin?
The stomach bug hit our house like an atomic bomb last week. As I was standing in the scalding shower washing dried toddler vomit out of my hair, I had a series of memories drift into my head…fair warning, they’re a little gross.
We were on our first Blouin family trek across the country- two insane adults and four kids (ages 6-12) all packed into a van seeing the country’s grandest natural beauties. After a day of winding around and around the twisting roads of the Redwoods, my six-year-old tummy had had enough. I bellowed for a bucket. My mom thrust a cup under my mouth while Chadrenne, who had been sitting next to me, shot back as far as the space in our van allowed. After emptying the entire contents of my stomach, Chad looked at me with those big, brown eyes and said, “Ya done?” Such a bleeding heart, my sister.
A few years later, Chadrenne was down in Virginia on her Spring Break which always coincided with Easter. Dad had brought home these super cool jelly bean holders for each of us. They had five or six compartments, each a different color and filled with a corresponding color and flavor of jelly bean. We dove in and Chadrenne taught us the fine art of throwing one up in the air and catching it with our mouths. Being a novice, most of mine ended up on the floor, under the couch, or being eaten by Phoebe the Wonderdog. Chadrenne, however, was an expert and ate all of those jelly beans in one sitting. It was later that night that I began to suspect that Chadrenne was part unicorn. Who else could puke rainbows?
The very last time I saw Chadrenne, she was well into her battle with Lyme’s. She had come down to visit us and even though she was unwell, she still took the trip. That night, she slept in my old room. When she got up the next morning, I asked her how she slept.
“Pretty great!” She replied. “Oh, I did hork in your trash can, though.” Such a classy dame, my sister.
That last visit shook me to my core. Chadrenne’s sickness had taken its toll-she has uncontrollable tremors, she barely ate, her hair was graying, and even though we had lots of laughs that weekend, that impish sparkle in her eye had dimmed.
But I refuse to remember her like that. Instead, I will remember Chadrenne as she was from my childhood. Those big, brown eyes filled with mischief and delight. That lion’s mane of curly brown locks. The way her chin dimpled just before she broke into that killer smile that we all knew and loved. How she took foods that looked totally gross to my adolescent palate and made them look succulent. Seriously, she convinced my chicken tender-French fry loving 9-year-old self to try escargot.
She helped me “dress up” for our sister’s wedding reception: A jean miniskirt, over-sized t-shirt off the shoulder, bunched on the hip and held together with a scrunchie all topped off with a side pony-tail. Quite the fashionista, my sister. To be fair-it was the 90’s.
I will remember her long fingers gesticulating gracefully in the air as she spoke. That Chadrenne way of talking with the slight elongated “s” sound…as if she never adjusted to not having braces. How she voiced the inner monologue of every animal she saw. Her twisted sense of humor. Her talent. How deeply she loved.
A friend of mine gave my daughter a stuffed unicorn for Christmas. I have a tendency to give fun names to all of my kid’s toys.
I have decided to name the unicorn Chadrenne. My kids never got to meet their Aunt, but they will know her name and they will know that Chadrenne is nothing short of magical…rainbow puke and all.
Posted by Ray Blouin on February 5, 2018
                             [Ray Blouin]

CH1: Listen to the sound, of the risin' gale
      Listen to the cry, of the baby's wail
      Listen to the song, listen to the prayer
      Listen to your heart, wipe away a tear

1. When she was just a young girl, I'd take her by the hand
   We'd walk our hilly woods singing songs
   We'd sit & watch the Autumn colors tumble all around
   & chase the dog - 'cross the leaf strewn ground
   Memories are swirlin' all around

CH2: Hear it it the wind, howlin' through the trees
     Hear it by the bank, of the rushing stream
     Hear it the song, hear it in the prayer
     Hear it your heart, wipe away a tear

2. Her laughter rang out across the red rock canyon wall
  And echoed off the cliff face 'cross the forde
  We'd hike along high mountain trails & camp along the streams
  Dad & his daughter just fifteen
  Memories are swirling like a dream

CH3: Sing it to the sky, sing it to the sea
     Sing it 'til it rings....sing it out for me
     Sing it for the ones, that listen to the prayer
     Sing it from the heart, wipe away a tear

3. They could tell by my look, when they came home through the door
   That my heart had broken ... this time
   She's gone, her Mom said, & I sank down to the floor
   She's gone my anguished heart cried "God what for! ?"
   My memory of that moment's ripped & torn

CH4: Cryin' in the wind, she's laughin' 'cross the gorge
     Racing on ahead, callin' through the woods
     Listen to her song, listen to her prayer
     Listen to her heart, wipe away a tear
     Listen to her heart, wipe away a tear, Listen to your heart...............
Posted by Joann Blouin on February 5, 2018
For Chadrenne- February 3, 2018

It is not my intent to preach, but I feel a bit of background is important. I have a strong Christian Faith but I am not religious. I do not follow the man-made rules of religion that divide so many people.  Chadrenne always respected that. In my faith, God is love, so, by extension, Chadrenne is the most Godly person I know. She is the epitome of love. I have never met anyone else like her. To be in Chadrenne’s presence is to feel her warmth and compassion and infinite love for you. She doesn’t even have to say anything: just a look and a smile is all it takes.  Her love envelopes like a security blanket.  Chadrenne is love personified! Her love was not reserved just for humans, though. She loved nature and felt most at peace when walking outdoors or sharing pears from her “orchard.” I read somewhere that dogs are the best judge of character. To say our dogs, Riley and Penny adored Chadrenne is an understatement. Chad had such a way with them. They loved the undivided attention she gave them and they responded to the way she talked to them while rubbing their ears. (“Who loves their ears rubbed? Who’s my good boy? Who’s my sweet girl?”) Chad’s love extended to house cats, feral cats, all stray cats and, of course, horses. 
In my faith, God sent Jesus to be the ultimate role model. We all know Chadrenne is a spiritual person, but she was more Christ-like than she may have realized. Jesus went out of his way to show compassion and love to all, especially the outcasts. Ditto for Chadrenne! When I told Chadrenne that my brother was gay, she not only accepted the fact, but she embraced it. Chadrenne became very close to my brother Darrin and his husband Steve. She would visit them whenever she came to Virginia (granted they have 2 dogs so that may have been the real reason.) Chad invited them to lunch at the Main Cup when they were passing through to John’s Hopkins once. Again, she goes out of her way to love people. When Piper and Jaike got married 7 years ago, we did not hire a wedding planner- it was an outdoor country wedding so how hard could it be? On the day of the wedding, the details were not coming together quickly enough so Chadrenne jumped in and organized place settings, center pieces, you name it. That is typical, right? She saw an opportunity to help and did so with grace.
Were you all aware of how much Chadrenne loved books??? In 1992 we drove all 4 kids cross country in a van. We told 12 year old Chadrenne to pack light. She had Uni (a very large stuffed unicorn), a medium duffle for clothes and a large one for books. We told her she had to leave some stuff behind. I am pretty sure she took out her shoes and hiking boots, but parted with very few books. If I recall, she toted 30 books cross country and read them all!! She still managed to hike part of the Grand Canyon in sandals. 
Chadrenne cannot sing or dance- she was the first to admit it. We attended her HS theater performance as Head of the Flying Monkeys in the Whiz. It was the only non-singing part. There was a sort-of dance but the monkeys huddled around her to hide her missteps. Her acting, however, was amazing!! Even though Chadrenne could not sing, she loved all kinds of music. Because of her, I have copies of Enya, Evanescence, Eddie From Ohio and Doctor Demento. You have not lived until your kids sing “Fish heads, fish heads, rolly, polly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up, yum.” Off key, course! Our last time with Chadrenne was last summer. She organized a jam session so we could play music with her friends. She always appreciated and loved her dad’s musical talent and really wanted to show him off. It was at this jam that she coined the term “step-friend” when introducing me to her friends. I was never a step-mom but always her friend.
Many years ago on one of Chad’s visits, she brought her modeling portfolio. She shared it with my mom first. Chad was barely wearing an assortment of one piece and bikini bathing suits. My mom said she wanted to see the look on Ray’s face when she showed him. Chadrenne had a beautiful figure so she had the right to flaunt it. Of course there was the phase where Chadrenne shaved her hair off on her honeymoon, became a raw vegan and lost lots of weight. Ray and I refer to that period as her “Ethiopian Poster Child” phase.  By the time of Piper’s wedding (post Jason), she had her curvy figure back. I commented” “Nice butt and boobs, Chadrenne.” She immediately pointed to her chest and said; “these aren’t button boobs they are more like melons!” Chadrenne loved humor most of all. And even though she and I shared and laughed at all those classic, yet terrible, Helen Keller jokes, I would like to end with a quote from Helen Keller.
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  It is safe to say that Chadrenne will be part of us forever.
Posted by LaDonna Wenk on February 3, 2018
I am still at a loss for words, Chadrenne was always a fun free spirited soul. Marjorie my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know chadrenne is in good company with Michael and "big momma". Hugs to you and your family
Posted by Steve Bill on February 3, 2018
I had the privilege to know and be with Chadrenne back when we were in Noises Off together. She was a great actress - funny, intelligent and beautiful!! She was always warm and welcoming to me and my family. We even were invited to and made several Christmas parties at the Blouin household. Great memories.
I will miss Chadrenne but will never forget her. Peace.
Posted by Sue Nunn on February 2, 2018
Dear Marge and Dan,

I was privileged to live at the Boutelle farm when Chadrenne was a curly-topped, happy, eight-year-old. She was Dr. Doolittle personified by a little girl. She would walk around the house with her cat, Spots, draped around her shoulders like a live fur stole. Sometimes Spots would walk into the room dressed in doll clothes, as if he were going on a date. My yellow lab Murphy would steal her mittens and socks and squirrel them away in his crate. When Catherine’s cockatiel, Chas, escaped from the house and flew to a tree by the creek, Chadrenne whistled and talked him into perching on the proffered pool cleaner, and brought him back home.

But my favorite memory of Chadrenne is so vivid in my mind, I’ll never forget it: There was an old green wicker pony cart in the barn. One day, Chad captured a pony and figured out the harness. She put two-year-old Drake into the cart, and drove down to the picnic grounds to gather daffodils. I walked out of the house to see her driving back to the barn – imagine a sunny Spring day, a happily beguiled pony drawing a green wicker cart driven by a beautiful, confident child with her towheaded baby cousin on the seat next to her, surrounded by daffodils. I wish I had a photograph. 

Chadrenne, you are missed by all of your friends and family and animals. Love, Sue Nunn
Posted by Anne Blum on February 2, 2018
Chadrenne, I still can’t believe you left... way too soon... we still had many things to share, many times to meet.... Chadrenne.... I am so sad, no words to describe this terrible loss...I miss you, I will have you in my heart forever.
Love you! Your Swiss Sister, Anne
Posted by Lori Garnant on February 2, 2018
A bright and beautiful soul has left this world too soon, leaving it a sadder place. Love and condolences to her family. . .Bruce and Lori Garnant
Posted by Rhonda Mason on February 1, 2018
You we're way too young your candle blower burned out way too soon. We will remember you and all the races that we have seen you at it was a joy to get to know you rest in peace my friend.
Posted by CINDY Do on January 30, 2018
I met chadrene first time at my nails shop back than she was high school teacher in Columbia MD, slowly she refer her mom and her aunty to my QUEEN NAILS SHOP, she was a healthy ,happy ,beautiful and bright person I really like her as a good customer ,and slowly we became good friend, she would tell me about her life ,she would often share her thoughts and we would always talk to each other about everyday life .I saw her from a healthy person to the day she sadly became ill, the last time I saw her , I was so happy when she told me it was ok. She came along way to see me even When im not in the state, she came I know not to just get her nails done by me but to also see me as her friend.We would always talk and see each other on Facebook. It was so sad and shock to me she really left this world. But I know she come to a better world, worry free and no sickness or illness she will be healthy again.. I know with her peaceful mind she will be RIP And she will be in my heart and mind always also in my prayers. Our deepest condolences ,we will missed you dearly
Posted by Kathie Gares on January 29, 2018
The light on your candle blew out much too soon. You had so much more to give. The earth grieves your passing.
Posted by Lois Palmer on January 27, 2018
Thank you Chad for the memories.
Posted by Anne Wills on January 25, 2018
Its with a heavy heart hearing that my dear friend Chadrenne has passed away! I love her so much as well as her mom and dad and her very special kitties!!!

I owe an awful lot to such a beautiful family. My tears wont stop.

Chadrenne was a beautiful spiritual young lady who was always so kind. She fought a long hard battle. We first met years ago when we went out to help her when her kitty went missing. We had adventures together, support for each other during our illnesses and so much more.

Chadrenne had a love and passion for all animals. The kind of love and passion that we humans should have towards each other. She extended that love to everyone who's life she touched! A beautiful, sincere and gracious young lady whom everyone adored.

When I think of Chadrenne it is always with a smile and a warm feeling of genuine kindness that pours from her very being. When I see her smile I think of the beautiful Peonies that she and her mom picked for me from their yard. I have one of them pressed in a book. 

Will forever love her. Marjorie, we should never have to go thru this with one of our children. I cannot imagine your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you at this time.
Posted by Shey Detterline on January 24, 2018
I've been trying to come up with the perfect words to leave for my oldest friend and closest cousin, but words were always her forte. When I think of Chadrenne I think of color, vibrance, light, passion and levity. She taught me confidence, the love of literature and horses, to appreciate the mystical imaginative sides of the world, to love nature, dancing and standing tall, to be proud of family and loyal to friends, and most of all she taught me the beauty of being real. Raw, true, and unpretentiously authentic, Chadrenne was unapologetically beautiful, and faced the world every day just as she was. The whole world loved her in return.

Chadrenne and I grew up along side each other only being 13 months apart in age, and the memories we've shared are the foundations of my life. With her I shared my first horseback ride, my first taste of alcohol (consequently my first hangover), my first time dipping my toes in the Chesapeake bay, my first time camping under the stars, my first (and second, and third) time singing to Madonna/rollerskating/watching the Labyrinth/having sleepovers/swimming in the creek, and the closest person I had to a big sister. We were soul sisters, connected through time and space, and as such is life, that love and devotion will remain as long as I live. I'm not sure what life will look like without you here, but I do know that it will be forever brighter having known you. Rest in peace Chad.
Posted by Christina Ballard on January 24, 2018
I will never forget reconnecting with you when we bumped into one another at the MD Ren Fair. You had shaved your head on a whim and you looked amazing, as always!! I guess we truly got to know one another during the production of The Wiz in high school oh so many moons ago.
I will certainly miss your silly posts of cats and other animals, not to mention sending you photos of odd cat products you should purchase. I loved that we shared a love of old photos too <3 You will certainly be missed by so many. Sending many prayers to your family during this hard time though I know they will find comfort in the many great memories they have of you.
Posted by Steve Sis on January 24, 2018
     I have known you since we were kids and you have always had a special place in my heart. I will miss you and love you forever.
Posted by ricky hopkins on January 23, 2018
I know that we had a special time together. we talked about how we wasted so much time from our school days, but we both knew we needed to grow into who we were. I loved you girl. you were everything I had ever dreamed. I want to be angry, but I know that you would stay with me if you had the choice. I am glad for every second I had with you. how did we never run out of shit to talk about? we were exotic to say the least. I hope you rest easy sweetheart. know that I love you, and miss you very much. you have marked me like a tattoo on my heart. I will forever have you in my soul Chadrenne... I will catch you in the forever...I love you.
Posted by Amy Farber on January 22, 2018
The world is a different place without Chadrenne in it. She was an old soul. I was fortunate to get to know her when we joined forces, along with her mom, on a local environmental cause that we ultimately won. Chadrenne got up and spoke passionately about environmental preservation at our annual Barn Dance and we handed out flyers in local neighborhoods to drum up awareness. She was loving, kind and open. Her hand print is everywhere in this beautiful valley. My prayers to Marjorie and the rest of the family as they deal with this unimaginable loss.
Posted by Sarah Barrick - Starr on January 22, 2018
Chadrenne, as a little girl, you were my idol. I remember how excited I was that time Mom and Gary left town and arranged for you to stay with Samantha and I. That week was so much fun - my favorite memory was when you introduced us to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and taught us the Time Warp dance. I’ve thought about you over the years with fondness. I hope my daughter will have a free spirited and independent thinking young woman to look up to like Sammy and I had in you.
Posted by Chip Venters on January 22, 2018
Chad was a beautiful old soul. A plain spoken intellectual. Funny as hell. A lover of animals and children. Passionate about so many things. Well read with a great eye for art. At once logical and then just as quickly, whimsical. Outspoken...and soft spoken. I have missed her since we moved from the Pleasant Valley Farm years ago...and will always miss her special spirit. They say the good die young...she was so good and way too young. Love you Chadrenne.
Posted by Jed Smith on January 22, 2018
Marjorie, we are so sorry to hear the news. Nothing will take away the pain you are feeling and I can't even begin to imagine it. If you need anything at all please reach out to us. We are thinking of you.
Posted by joyce spiker on January 22, 2018
Blond curls smiles Wee friend
When Unicorns pirouette
Inside of your room

Posted by Krista Wilson on January 22, 2018
I remember riding our ponies, talking about ponies, grooming ponies, planning to do things with our ponies, any more ponies ponies ponies with you.  I remember being mildly jealous that some of your horses had LOTRs names. And I loved Mayflower. In recent years I enjoyed following you on FB and hoped you would get well enough to come play ponies again one day. I am sure you are again now that you’re free from your body and it’s reatrictions. Love.
Posted by Linda Lee on January 22, 2018
Although we only met you last September in Fribourg, Switzerland at Anne & Cyril's wedding, you certainly made an impression. You had just sprained your arm from a fall in the shower, which made things difficult for you, but you were in great spirits and didn't let that affect your joy to see your dear friends married & enjoy the beautiful wedding. You were taken too soon & so unexpectedly, but you touched many lives & hearts. May you rest in peace & be eternally beautiful. Francis & Linda (Hong Kong)
Posted by Lee Venters on January 22, 2018
Chadrine was a beautiful lady both were in body and soul.
I only got to know her briefly at the farm in Middletown,MD.
We stayed in touch with each other on social media.
I can not say how much I Enjoyed sharing my travels with hers.
I’m really going to miss that . She was a very special soul.
She will be missed...My deepest condolences go out to Margerie and all the to all Lee
Posted by Anita Schipper caplan on January 21, 2018
So sorry ! Words can not help. I hope memories may.
Posted by Maya Blickenstaff on January 21, 2018
Chadrenne touched my heart, from the first moment I met her. Her irreverant, funny, intelligent banter captivated me. Her heart made me love her like a sister. I was so lucky to have met her, been her friend, and each other's confidante. Her passing has left a hole in my heart that will not be fillled. I will keep it open because no one will ever be a friend like Chadrenne was to me. She is horribly missed, and will forever be loved!!

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Posted by Marjorie Blouin on March 1, 2021
I love and miss you so much; this was such an amazing day when you were born. You were such a wonderful daughter and a smart, funny and beautiful person! I’m glad you’re free and no longer in pain. I feel your love all around me. Love Mom
Posted by Ray Blouin on March 1, 2021
I must admit, Daughter Dear, that your photo's and those of all of our hiking experiences together...all over our United States...adorn all of our home's walls and are a constant reminder of the fabulous times and experiences that we had together. When in concert, I still perform the songs I wrote for you and those about our experiences together in our joint beloved Mother Nature. I still ache at our loss of you....That will never cease. Love, Dad
Posted by Ray Blouin on March 2, 2020
Daughter Dear, I miss you so very much. I miss our lives together, our hiking, our singing, our joking around, and our long discussions. I will confess my heart still brutally aches. Someday, I believe our energies will meet up once again. As always, I love you, Dad
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Shared by Marjorie Blouin on January 19, 2022
Today is January 16, the fourth year that you left us. I feel the best way to know your with me everyday and beside me is when I look out over the land we loved and remembered the times we enjoyed this together. I feel you are free and in a better place and just so happy that you were my daughter and we shared this time. I can hear your laughter and see your radiant smile- will miss you and love you always❤️ Mom

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Shared by Steve Bill on January 17, 2022
Even though it had been awhile since I saw her last, I still now, think of Chadrenne, often.......her voice, her laugh and her smile. Peace

My Forever Friend

Shared by LN Clarke on January 17, 2022
I wrote a poem for Chadrenne about our last day together. She still inspires me to this day. You can view it on my website here: