Carolyn J. Warren, 69, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 after a battle with lung disease. She was born June 18, 1942 in Waterbury, Conn. to Beeton L. “Ty” and Mary L. (Flood) Cobb.

Carolyn was a gregarious and outgoing person. She was an avid wildflower enthusiast, frequently to be found with her trowel and pail prowling tote roads, brook banks and bogs in search of another specimen to be brought home to her wildflower gardens. She discovered a number of rare or out-of-place species over the years, which she reported to Maine’s Critical Areas Program.

She always enjoyed time at camp down east and riding in the old Jeep with her husband. She also enjoyed her family and friends, especially the berry picking trips with the Place family which invariably ended with pie, jelly or some other use of fresh berries.

As a young woman she worked at a number of area businesses including Maplewood Poultry, Blake and Hazard, and Depositors Trust. Later she was a seasonal dispatcher for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, was assistant postmaster in Morrill and retired from the cash office at Dutch Chevrolet.

She very much enjoyed visits with her family and friends, and in January of 2010 became a great-grandmother.

Carolyn is survived by her stepmother, Lorraine Cobb of Cheshire, Conn.; brother, Chris Cobb and his wife Donna of Connecticut; stepbrothers, Charles and Richard Hall of Massachusetts; son, Edward Warren of Morrill; stepson, Jeff Warren and his wife Mary of Randolph; stepdaughter, Linda Savage of Lewes, Del.; grandsons, Robert Savage and Matthew Savage and his wife Lauren, all of Delaware, Curtis and David Warren of Morrill; and her one great grand-baby, Lina Rose Savage of Delaware; her beloved sister-in-law, Sylvia Cobb of Albion; and brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Judith Warren of Florida; several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carroll H. Warren; her father and mother; and by her brother, Stillman “Skip” Cobb of Albion; and her stepfather, Charles Hall Sr. of Belfast.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the home in Morrill after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, PO Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915 or the Morrill Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be offered to the family at: ripostafh.com.