Carolyn Edna “Callie” Demmons, 70, died Nov. 8, 2010.

She was born in Bangor, April 9, 1940, a daughter of Mertle Pearl Jenkins.

Carolyn lived in Mattawamkeag as a child. She attended schools in Mattawamkeag and Abraham Lincoln School in Bangor. She enjoyed roller-skating in her youth and loved to go dancing with friends and family.

She also enjoyed fishing, camping, and especially snowmobiling, when they would stop and roast “Kenny’s and Freddie’s,” a family expression for hot dogs and beans, and laugh.

Carolyn had been member of the Eagles Club in Brewer many years ago. She married Walter F. Demmons Sr. March 8, 1958, and had five children. She worked at Viner’s Shoe for many years as a stitcher. Callie and Walter managed a family garden for several years and sold vegetables. They shared the vegetables free with family and those in need.

She is remembered as a feisty, hard-working woman who devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Callie tried to enjoy the social activities she loved, but her illness eventually stopped her. She was in constant contact with her family and in the final days of her life they were all by her side.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 52 years, Walter Fred Demmons Sr.; five children, Maria Ann Demmons Moore and her life partner, Daniel Burgess, Wanda Sue Demmons White and her husband, Mark, Walter “Butch” Fred Demmons Jr. and his wife, Kelly, Melissa Lynn Demmons Snader and her husband, Jeff, and Tracy Lee Demmons and his wife, Mary; nine grandchildren; Arron M. Moore, Kevin T. Moore, Adam T. Moore, Seth G. Demmons Goodwin, Colin A. Demmons White, Andrya E. Ryan, Dalaylun A. Demmons, Thomas A. Works and Rebecca L. Demmons; two, great-grandchildren, Jasmine T. Moore and Logan P. Moore, an aunt, Donna H. Burgess, and her husband, Gene; and a special friend, Mary Clisham.

Carolyn wanted to be remembered as fun-loving, vibrant woman.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Winterport Volunteer Fire and Ambulance , P.O. Box 559, Winterport, ME 04496. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through hampdengilpatrick.com.

She will be loved always and forever missed.