Janice T. Caverly, 78, of Corinth, Maine, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, after a brief stay at a local Bangor hospital.
Jan leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Irvin "Buzz" Caverly; two daughters, Cathy Caverly of Corinth andTammy Foss and her husband, Joe, of Lagrange; grandchildren, Ashleigh Randall and her husband, Nicholas, of West Bath, Jessica Hall and her husband, Ray, of Corinth, Kris Foss and his girlfriend, Monica, of Charleston and Brandon Foss and his wife, Nicole, of Brewer; five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Rylee Hall, Addyson and Alayna Randall, and Kyleigh Foss; as well as many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her brothers, Alton Thompson of Ketchikan, Alaska, and his wife, Ruby, and Tim Thompson of Windsor and his wife, Sharon. She is survived by her brothers-in-law, Stephen L. Caverly and his wife, Arlene, of Corinth and Timothy P. Caverly and his wife, Susan, of Millinocket; as well as many very special friends, including Louise Giles of Corinth, Dorothy Marsh of Corinth, Marlene LeClair of NY, Dorothy Warren and her daughter, Bev, of Bangor and Gary and Gail Trask of Otis, who were all very close and gracious to Jan for many years. Sharon Creighton of Etna was most helpful to Jan in recent weeks and the family is very appreciative. Pastor Stan Griffin, Associate Pastor Mark Arnold, and the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter, will always be remembered by family members for the special support that they provided to her. The family also wants to thank the ICU/CCU staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor for the care they provided to both Jan and the family. Jan was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Glenys Thompson; and six siblings, Clara Cummings and her husband, Paul, Lorraine Graves and her husband, Tom, Galen Thompson, Ruth Jipson and her husband, Orris, Julia Thompson and Donald Thompson; as well as her beloved in-laws, Pauline and Irvin Caverly.
Jan was born in Howland, ME, on January 25, 1938, the daughter of Maurice Thompson and Glenys Myrick Thompson. Jan met Buzz at Cold Stream Pond in Enfield in 1961 and they married on June 16, 1963. They immediately moved to their assigned duty station deep in the interior of Baxter State Park. From day one Jan and her ranger husband worked as a team in maintaining Park facilities, trails and public relations. For thirty-four years of their marriage, Jan accomplished her work with expertise from field operations to park headquarters. She served as a reservations clerk and in 1977 she was promoted to Reservations Supervisor, providing extraordinary public service. Although office hours were from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., if people arrived before or after she would rarely turn them away, always trying to accommodate their requests. She was well respected, accommodating and most dedicated to her job, her family and those she worked with. She was most honored and humbled when she was pictured with Governor Percival P. Baxter at Katahdin Stream Campground in Baxter State Park in 1964. She will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as mild mannered, gracious, and extremely dedicated to her family. Anyone who was familiar with her, would know better than to be negative about her husband or kids, as they might get "that Jan look" and the wrath that could follow. This look only got worse as grandkids and great grandkids were added to the family.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, Maine, with Pastor Stan Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Those who wish to remember Janice in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 131, Exeter, ME 04435. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.