HOULTON – Olive N. Thompson passed away peacefully at her home, July 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Amity, daughter of Isaac and Effie (Walton) Simpson.
Olive attended Amity school, and Houlton High School, graduating from Hodgdon High School in 1943. Olive married Lester C. Thompson July 10, 1946. They were married for 60 years, raising four children and running Thompson Oil Co., with Lester’s brothers, Ralph and Vaughn. Olive’s life centered around caring for her family and home. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, Drews Lake camp, the Red Sox, wood working courses and traveling in the RV with Lester. Olive was a member of Court Street Baptist Church and had always kept those dear to her in her prayers.
Olive is survived by children, Lester R. “Randy” and wife, Lissa, of Houlton, Jim and friend, Linda, of Drews Lake, Laurine Wilson of Nickerson Lake, and Chris and wife, Kim, of Houlton; daughter-in-law, Mary of Brewer; grandchildren, Robert, Andrew, Whitney, Katie, Annie, Libby, Ashley and Aimee; great-grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Connor, Ellis, Tatum and Luke; and sisters, Athlyn Titcomb, Elaine Simpson of Houlton, and Lilly McQuarrie of Connecticut. Olive was especially blessed to have loving care from her friend, Linda Severson; her niece, Ellen Askren; and from caregivers, Vicki, Nancy and Tammy. Olive was predeceased by her husband, Lester; and siblings, Millard, Sterle, Gerald, Fred, Hollis, Earl, Evelyn, Rose, Ellen and Nina. Much gratitude is given to Hospice of Aroostook and Visiting Nurses of Aroostook.
Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service noon Tuesday, July 9, at Dunn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of ones choice; or Hospice of Aroostook; or Visiting Nurses of Aroostook, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton ME 04730. Online guest book and condolences at: www.dunnfuneral.com.