LEWISTON — Carol A. Card, 67, of Auburn, died on Monday, Aug. 9, at Central Maine Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side.

She was born in Kittery, July 9, 1943, the daughter of Carleton and Elizabeth (Poulin) Bubier and had been a resident of this community all of her life. She was educated in Auburn schools and was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1961.

She was employed as a sales associate for many different retailers throughout the Lewiston and Auburn area, until her retirement in 1989. Carol was a member of the Seacoast Painting Club, where she was involved in painting memory boxes to help console families with lost loved ones.

She enjoyed painting, horse back riding, tending to her berry bushes at her home, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and their friends. Carol has fought with many different illnesses throughout her life, however she always maintained a positive attitude no matter what the doctors had diagnosed her with. Her legacy in life was never to give up.

She is survived by her husband, Alonzo Card, whom she married on Dec. 24, 1973 of Lisbon; one son, John Hackett and his wife, Sharon, of Auburn; one daughter, Kathleen Bower and her husband, William, of Rantoul, Ill.; one stepson, Timothy Card of Auburn; one stepdaughter, Denise Card-Willard and her husband, Wade, of Orono; eight grandchildren, Brittany and Kellie Hackett, both of Auburn, Ashley and Chase Card-Burns, Harriet Card-Willard, all of Orono, Dylan Card of Auburn, Stephanie Pickens of Rantoul, Ill., and Daniel Bower of Arizona; three nephews, Moe Ouellette, Ralph Spencer III and Carleton Spencer; and four special children, whom she considered her grandchildren, Amanda, Eric, Lindsay and Ryan.

She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Sandra Ellis, who passed away in October 2004.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff on M1 at Central Maine Medical Center for the kindness and compassion shown to both Carol and her family. A special thank-you to Dr. Desai and her staff for going above and beyond.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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