James Clayton Knowlton
1978 – 2009
OTISFIELD — James Clayton Knowlton, 31, of Otisfield died Wednesday, Dec. 9, at his home. He was the husband of Leslie Carol Casachahua Knowlton.
He was born in Farmington, Feb. 16, 1978, to the Rev. Genise Knowlton of Otisfield and William A. Knowlton of Oxford. He attended local schools and graduated from Oxford Hills High School.
He worked as a carpenter in the Bethel area and most recently in the Portland and Oxford Hills areas. He was very proud that he took second place in the state of Maine VICA Building Trades Competition as a senior in high school. He fashioned and created several pieces of furniture as well as doing general construction. He was also a skilled artist and he sold several pieces in the Bridgton Hospital Art Display as a teenager.
His art work consisted mostly of charcoal and pencil mediums and he had a great eye for detail and humor. He also crafted many Native American articles to include clothing, satchels, and pipes. He most enjoyed the out-of-doors, whether fishing a brook, ice fishing the lakes, walking the woods, skiing, snow shoeing or just plain canoeing the waters, taking in the peace and silence of the natural world around him.
He will always be remembered by those he loved for his sense of humor, his soul deep blue eyes and his wide smile. He was dearly loved by his American and Peruvian families. We take comfort in knowing that he is at rest and has found peace.
Along with his wife and parents, he is survived by two children, Salyn Bonnie and Jesse James, of Rumford; a sister, Bailey Elizabeth of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, Samuel Appleton of South Paris; a stepmother, Meredith Knowlton of Oxford; grandparents, Clayton and Winona Polland of Otisfield; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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