Posted July 29, 2009, at 8:07 p.m.

MATTAWAMKEAG – Calvin H. Downs, 80, husband of Mildred (Crocker) Downs, passed away July 28, 2009, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 20, 1929, in Carroll, the son of Nolan and Ethel (Cole) Downs. Calvin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era. He had been employed for 31 years as a front-end loader operator for the state of Maine. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and was an avid hunter. In addition to his wife, Mildred; he is survived by three daughters, Wendy Libbey of Hampden, Shannon Downs of Burlington and Kristol Potts of Japan; five grandchildren, Ashli Downs, Mikkala Libbey, Cameron Libbey, Dale Downs and Taylor Potts; a brother, Philip of Lee; four sisters, Mildred Clark of Plymouth, Nita Sutherland of Lincoln, Janette Emack of Connecticut and Bernadette Curtis of China; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Ginger Downs. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lee. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at