1931 – 2016

WATERVILLE — Caroline Olson Merrill, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, in Waterville, surrounded by family.

She was born in Bethel on Oct. 2, 1931, daughter of Jorgen and Annie Olson, the third of seven children. She attended Gould Academy. She married Charles Merrill in 1949. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, Scrabble, beano, camping and living on lakes.

She was a great worker, working as a mica cutter, a clerk at Dunn’s Market, the Bethel Inn, NTL, Gould Academy and then helped manage their gas station and towing business for 23 years. She worked for the postal service for 22 years, retiring in 1995. She then volunteered for Community Concepts.

She was very involved in the Mundt Allen Post No. 81 American Legion and the Bethel Fire Department Auxiliaries. She was always pleased to help those who needed it. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Grange No. 136, and had been a Brownie Scout leader for six years.

She is survived by Darlene of Falmouth, Judy McCaslin and son-in-law, Rodney McCaslin, and Derek Murphy of Winslow, Sandra Gunther of Bethel, Linda Olson of Waterford and Carol Everett of West Bethel.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; grandson, Nicholas Murphy; brothers, Melvin Olson and George Olson; and sister, Mildred Jackson.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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