ST. GEORGE — Eleanor M. Carter, 81, went to meet the Lord Sept. 21, 2021, at her home in St. George.

Born in St. George, July 8, 1940, she was the daughter of Alton and Marjorie (Post) Wall. She was raised in Spruce Head, surrounded by aunts, uncles and many dear cousins. She was educated in South Thomaston schools and graduated from Rockland High School.

In June 1959, she married Richard Carter of St. George and lived briefly in East Hartford, Conn., before returning to the Carter family home in St. George, where they lived many years until moving into a new home on an adjacent property in 1999. During those years, Eleanor managed the Carter family home and took pride in the gardens they maintained.

Over the years, she also worked at various jobs, ending her working career as a supervisor of the housekeeping staff at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Eleanor was a former member of the First Baptist Church of St. George at Wiley’s Corner, where she served as a deacon. Later, she was a member of Harmony Bible Church in South Thomaston.

Eleanor was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard, in June 2006.

She later spent many years with John P. Thompson III of Spruce Head, where they had many adventures and gatherings with family and friends. They visited family, enjoyed going to the beach in Rockland and Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde.

Eleanor was known to be full of joy and fun. She was always there with a kind word, wise words of advice and made friends easily wherever she was with her sense of humor and a twinkle in her eyes. She enjoyed baking for family gatherings, and if you were lucky enough, there’d be her famous apple pie.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra Carter, and her husband, Scott Cayouette, of Winslow; Uncle Edgar Post of Spruce Head; companion John P. Thompson III of St. George and his children Roxanne Peasley and her husband, Steve of Owls Head, Denise Calderwood and her husband, Randy of Union, Michelle Giustra of Cushing, Robert Thompson and his wife Cindy of Greenville, as well as many of John’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She also leaves behind cousin Elliott Prior and his wife, Sherrie, of St. George. Elliott’s daily visits were so enjoyable to her over the years. She also had many dear cousins and wonderful friends of over 70 years, with whom she had many fond memories.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at North Parish Cemetery, Snows Point Road, Wileys Corner at St. George.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make memorial contributions to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland ME 04841. To share a memory or story with Eleanor’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at