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GREENVILLE, Carol Velma (Leighton) Budden, 72, died April 21, 2005 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital, following a long illness. She was born March 17, 1933, in Willimantic, the daughter of Lynwood and Ella (Preble) Leighton. She was a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 1950, and of Husson College, class of 1953. She taught school at Greenville High School for 3 years and at a one room schoolhouse in Rockwood for 13 years. She grew up in Willimantic and then lived all of her married life in Greenville. She was a member of the Moosehead Arts and Theater Society and for many years ran a craft shop “Wee Create It” from her home.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lawrence Budden of Greenville; 2 sons, Edwin Budden, who is on a tour of duty in the Air Force in South Korea, and his wife, Dallas of Alaska, and Dale Budden of Greenville; a brother, Milton Leighton and his wife, Barbara of Florham Park, NJ; 2 sisters, Ruth Dauphinee and her husband, William of Willimantic, and Diane Bonsey, and her husband, Ernest of Dover-Foxcroft; a brother-in-law, Roy Fairbrother of Guilford; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Fairbrother.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 PM, and 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, April 24th, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St. in Guilford.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 25th, at the funeral home with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Burial will be held later in the spring at the Greenville Cemetery.

Graveside committal services for Carol Velma (Leighton) Budden, 72, who died April 21, 2005, will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the Greenville Cemetery, with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

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