OBITUARY

Thelma A. Holmes

July 19, 1934January 27, 2012

Old Town - Thelma A Holmes, 77, died peacefully Jan 27, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born July 19, 1934 in Old Town where she lived all her life. She was the daughter of Percy and Maude (Fuller) Edgecomb.

Thelma graduated from Old Town High School in 1952. After high school she planned to start a career as an airline stewardess for American Airlines. After her mother’s untimely death, she decided to stay and help her father care for their family. She began working for the Old Town Municipal Court until it combined with the Bangor District Court. She worked 47 years before reluctantly retiring. She was a very respected woman with in the court system and was extremely fond of "her girls" who were like family to her. In 2000, she was presented with the Vincent L McKursick Award. This award meant a great deal to Thelma as did all the people she served, whether it be Judges, lawyers, Law Enforcement, District Attorney's or the general public. She always treated people with respect and dignity. She will be remembered by many for her kindness, devotion and her outstanding level for service. Thelma was an avid golfer and loved to travel. She loved her home and her family, especially the loves of her life- her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a dedicated mother, mother in law, friend, sister and grandparent.

Thelma is survived by her only son Michael D. Holmes and his wife Debbie of Old Town; brothers, Wayne Edgecomb and his wife Carol of Eddington; Vernon and his wife Shirley of Florida; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Baker and her husband Peter of Old Town, Seth Holmes and his wife Jennifer of Westminster Colorado; Chad Holmes of Lakewood Colorado. Thelma had 4 great grandchildren; Maddie Baker, Hailey Holmes, Allie Baker and Nathan Baker. Her 5th great grandchild, Michael Holmes will arrive in the spring. “Auntie" will be remembered by two special nieces Deanna Williams of Clifton and Rhonda Edgecomb of Brewer, along with her son Justin Pagan as well as many other very fond nieces and nephews. Thelma will be fondly remembered by her most dearest and devoted friend Nancy Ellingsen of Old Town and her family; Jay Ellinsen and his wife Jackie of Glenburn and their daughter Dawn Dodge; Kris Ellingsen and his wife Stacey from Virginia and their two sons, Kyle and Taylor.

In addition to her parents Thelma was predeceased by her siblings, Wendall, Homer and Walter Edgecomb, along with her sister Virginia.

Thelma’s family wishes to thank the staff at Orono Commons for her care along with Hospice at Community Health and Counseling. We really appreciated all the support.

Friends and Relatives are welcome to call 5-8 pm at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town on Tuesday, January 31,2012. A service will be held at the United Baptist Church 86 Middle Street in Old Town at 10am on Wednesday February 1, 2012 where refreshments will be served after. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orono Commons C/O Hope Boyd, 117 Bennoch Rd., Orono, ME 04473 for Activities and Hair Dressing needs of patients in the facility. Interment will be held later in the spring at Lawndale Cemetery. Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 1, 2012
REMEMBERING

Thelma A. Holmes

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February 14, 2012

Not a day goes by that I don't think about!! Love you always, Deb

Bruce Boyd

February 2, 2012

Of all the days not to check the BDN. A true lady who brought dignity and respect. A friend who was always available and willing to help. I will never forget her. My warmest regards to her family.

Rod Carr

February 2, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Michael Beagan

February 1, 2012

Dear Mike, Debbie, and Famly,
When we lose someone we love, they become a memory, then a memory becomes a treasure.
Mike&Carol Beagan, Bangor

February 1, 2012

To Mike & Debbie
So Sorry to hear of Themlma's
passing .I remember her trying to make us all aware of the importance of having the court papers in correct order and complete .She helped so many of us in those early years . She will certinaly be missed by many . My Condolence to all. Rose Mannette Penobscot Cty S.O.

Bernie & Doreen Lindsay

February 1, 2012

Our love and prayers are with you, Mike and Debbie.....God Bless

Bernie & Doreen Lindsay

February 1, 2012

Our love and prayers are with you, Mike and Debbie.....God Bless

February 1, 2012

Mike, Deb and family, You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alice Clifford and Terence Harrigan

Margaret Kravchuk

February 1, 2012

Thelma was a wonderful colleague and a great clerk. I am saddened to learn of her death and extend my sympathy to her family and to Nancy. Thelma and Nancy kept me on track in the early years !

February 1, 2012

We are sorry for the loss of Thelma. She was such a wonderful friend and a huge part of our family. She leaves a legacy of kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness. She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Robert & Judy Struchtemeyer Birmingham, Alabama