Arlene Constable Schaefer was born in Unity, Maine to the late George and Florine Constable, and graduated from Unity High School where she was active in music, basketball, softball, and taught swimming at the Kanokolus Beach for six summers. Arlene graduated from Pennsylvania State University, with a BS degree in elementary education, and from American Airlines Stewardess College, Ft. Worth, Texas. She met her husband, Charles A. Schaefer, an officer in the USAF, while they were both working in the Washington, DC area.
Arlene taught school in East Orange, New Jersey, Fairfax County, Virginia, Stuttgart, Germany, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Unity, Maine. She participated in Air Force officers’ wives clubs and many community events when her husband was in the military. While in the Air Force they lived in Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Germany.
Arlene and her family moved back to Unity, Maine in the summer of 1990 where she has been active in church, and church choirs and is Secretary for the Unity Area Rotary Club. Her hobbies are traveling with her husband, gardening and she is an avid genealogist. She is the mother of 3 grown children and has 8 grandchildren.