DOVER-FOXCROFT- Carol E. Ripley, 78, died October 8, 2014 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born July 22, 1936, in New Haven, CT, the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Crowther) Krebs.\n\nShe grew up in New Haven, CT and moved to Maine in 1981. Carol was an active member of the United Baptist Church in Dover-Foxcroft, where she also served as deaconess. Her church family was very important to her.\n\nCarol started a craft business, "Carol's Country Crafts". She received many awards for her crafts and was a mentor to many in the crafting business. \n\nShe was the best wife and mom that anyone could ask for. \n\nShe was predeceased by her parents; 2 sons, David and Daniel Ripley; 4 brothers, Carlton, John, Ken and Wesley; and a sister, Pearl.\n\nShe is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert L. Ripley of Dover-Foxcroft; 3 daughters, Joy Lynne Foss and her husband, Darrell of Burnham, Jennifer Anne Dockinham and her husband, Joel of Lebanon, and Christine Davis and her husband, Jason of Sangerville; 2 sisters, Delores Macy, and Mildred Coady both of CT; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the United Baptist Church, 146 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.\n\nA memorial service will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the United Baptist Church in Dover-Foxcroft. \n\nCremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.