Carola's Story

CARIBOU AND NEW SWEDEN - Carola J. Bjork, 94, wife of the late Helmer Bjork, died November 3, 2014 at Caribou. She was born in New Sweden January 10, 1920 the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtie (Ek) Johnson. She was a longtime faithful member of the New Sweden Covenant Church where she was a member of the Covenant Women's Group. Carola was employed by several area restaurants over the years. She loved to read, do word games and spending time with her family at family gatherings. She is survived by one son Myron Bjork of Caribou; one daughter, Joanne Strid of New Sweden; her brother, Lendal Johnson and wife Deleen of Caribou; her sisters Eunice Tompkins of Winslow, Lois Gordon and husband Kenneth and Leatha Griffeth and husband Dale all of Caribou; a sister in law Carolyn Johnson of Brunswick; her grandchildren Lori Hayes and Wade Thibodeau and his companion Lisa; great grandchildren Jennilee Viel, Katilyn Hayes and Mathew Thibodeau; three step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bjork was predeceased by her husband Helmer in 1988, a brother Gordon, two infant brothers; Roger and Myron, a brother in law Charles Tompkins, two sons in law and a daughter in law.

Memorial services will be held 1:00pm Friday November 7, 2014 from the New Sweden Covenant Church with Rev. T. Daniel Clayborne, officiating. Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments with the family at the church dining hall. Interment will be in the New Sweden Cemetery. Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou.
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