In Memoriam : Elizabeth (Betty) Mitchell

Elizabeth (Betty) Mitchell Elizabeth (Betty) G Mitchell - age: 93
(November 16, 1921 to August 18, 2015 )
Resident of Waterboro, Maine

Visitation Information:
A private service will be held at a later date. For all who knew Betty, her privacy was important to her, and therefore no public services will be arranged. Thank you for understanding and respecting her wishes.
Special thanks and consideration would like to be extended to Southern Maine Hospice and St. Andre’s Healthcare for their care of Betty.
Arrangements were made by Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral and Cremation Services.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Betty Mitchell's memory, please consider the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094

Obituary:
Elizabeth(Betty) G. Mitchell, 93 of Deering Ridge Road in East Waterboro, passed away Tuesday August 18, 2015 at the St. Andre's Health Care Facility in Biddeford. She was born in Winchester, MA., November 16, 1921, and was the daughter of Norman and Edna Gayton Mitchell.
Elizabeth graduated from Winchester schools, Gorham Normal schools, the University of Maine at Orono and Tufts University in Massachusetts.
Betty, as she preferred to be called, had a 39- year teaching career which began in one of the last one- room rural schools in West Hollis in which grades 1 thru 8 attended. She used to recall having no running water or electricity at the school. Children were driven to the school by a converted panel truck, often referred to as “ hauling the scholars”. Over her successful career in education, Betty taught at the following schools: Limerick High School, Pepperell Air Force Base High School in St. John's Newfoundland, Wells High School, and eventually would end her teaching career at Massabesic High School in Waterboro.
Betty loved spending time working on her farm in Waterboro. Her home was her haven and it was deeply imbedded in her and who she was. Its history and beauty are evident and she embraced her time there with love and pure joy.
In her retirement, Betty focused on and thoroughly enjoyed her collie dogs. She was a member of the Collie Club of Maine, the Collie Club of America, the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk, the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the National Humane Education Society, the Maine State Retired Teachers Association, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and the National Retired Teachers Association. Betty is survived by her cousins, Robert Mitchell Putnam and his wife, Carol of Southern Pines, NC and their son, Nathaniel M. Putnam ; and also Gail Putnam Emmet and her husband, Robert of Shaker Heights, Ohio and their sons, Richard S. Emmet and his wife, Jackie of Larchmont, NY and Robert P. Emmet and his wife, Caroline of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Betty had many friends and they meant a great deal to her and she to them. Her friends were extremely supportive of her in a variety of ways over the years and Betty to many of them as well. Betty's friendships were rooted in love and respect and crossed several decades.
Betty will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by many. She has left a lasting imprint on many hearts and lives and all who knew her will be blessed to carry on her legacy knowing they have been touched by a remarkable woman.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Betty Mitchell's memory, please consider the Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094








Sandra Richardson - August 22, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Betty was a lovely lady whom I enjoyed seeing in my neighborhood as she walked her collies. We were neighbors for 29 years and she will be sorely missed. My condolences to her friends and family.



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