LIBERTY – Carolyn A. Thompson, 81, passed away peacefully Aug. 20, 2008, surrounded by her loving family and friends at Pen-Bay Medical Center, Rockport. She was born May 31, 1927, in Liberty, the daughter of Claudius and Ivanella (Jackson) Knowlton. Carolyn graduated in 1944 from Walker High School, Liberty. She moved to Belfast to work for the telephone company for many years. She also worked for the SAD 34 school system as a cook and custodian. Other jobs included J.C. Penney and the Deborah Lincoln House, Belfast. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carolyn was an avid card player and enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles. She was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Ruth Linscott and Erma Overlock. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Vernon L. Thompson; two sons, Richard Greenlaw and wife, Jane, of Lincoln, and Arthur Greenlaw and wife, Winnie, of Millinocket; a daughter, Jean Thompson Nielsen of Winthrop; five grandchildren, whom she adored, Brian, Adam, Benjamin, Brad and Logan; two great-grand-children, Grace and Brent; three sisters, Louise Smith and her husband, Royce, Mary Grindle and Barbara Sylvester; two brothers, Justin Knowlton and his wife, Bella, and Wade Knowlton and his wife, Sandra; also many nieces and nephews; as well as a close and dear sister-in-law, Helen Burns and her husband, Harry. There will be graveside services held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Mount Veterans’ Cemetery, Augusta, with Pastor Michael Kee officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held after the service at Masonic Hall, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Ambulance Service or Special Care Unit of Pen-Bay Medical Center. Arrangements are being made by Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.