- Catherine Thompson, 81, passed away at the Bangor Nursing and Rehab in Bangor, Maine on October 31. She was born October 1, 1936 at Stratton Hospital, Lincoln, Maine. She was the only child of Freeman Harry and Margaret (Read) Thompson.
Catherine attended Lincoln Schools and graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in June 1955. In September 1955, she joined the Women's Army Corps. She received eight weeks training at the WAC Center in Anniston, Alabama. She was then stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts where she worked in the Judge Advocate General's office as a file clerk and clerk typist. She was discharged in June 1958. Catherine went to California to work at the PX at Fort Ord for a year. She returned home to Lincoln and worked at J.J. Newberry's store for many years. She also opened her own fabric shop. She worked at Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company for 20 years retiring in 1999.
Catherine was a member of the First Methodist Church, Lincoln and the Ivaloo Rebekah Lodge #80 where she served as Noble Grand, District Deputy President of District #26 and received the Degree of Chivalry, the highest degree that the Independent of Odd Fellows awards to anyone. She was a member of the Carl Burrill American Legion Post 77 and its Auxiliary. She was a proud member of the Lincoln Veterans Honor Guard and felt honored to participate at funeral services for deceased veterans.
She is predeceased by her parents and long-time close friend Patricia Leighton, all of Lincoln. She is survived by close friends Don and Mary Gaudreau of Hermon, James Leighton of Bangor, and Jennie Leighton of Lincoln.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Street, Lincoln. Visiting hours will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Lincoln Cemetery immediately following the service. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 8, 2017