Betty Lorraine Ahlquist - age: 88
(March 15, 1935 to May 06, 2023
A funeral Service will be held Sunday June 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Dennett, Craig &Pate Funeral home 13 Portland Rd, Buxton, Maine, Reception to Follow at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held Monday June 26, 2023 10:00 am at South Gorham Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to Earle.
Betty Lorraine Ahlquist was a loving and caring wife and mother, dedicated grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world on May 6, 2023 at age 88.
She was born March 15th, 1935 in Calais, Maine to Edna F. (Bryant) Demmons-Greenlaw and Thomas Demmons. Betty graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1953. She moved to Portland in 1957. She attended business, real estate and child development classes. She was employed by Story Marine Railway of South Portland, as an office manager for almost 10 years. Also, she was employed by L.L. Bean as a customer service representative for almost 20 years.
In 1966 Betty married Earle N. Ahlquist and moved to Scarborough. She is survived by her son Oren B. Ahlquist of Scarborough and her daughter Lorraine E. Ahlquist of San Diego, California, son in law Theodore Chadbourne, grandson Guy Cote and his wife, Julie, grandson Adam Cote and wife Paulina, great grandchildren Ana, Audrey, Mia, Adam and Michael Cote, granddaughter Valerie (Ahlquist) Cotnoir and her husband Thomas Cotnoir, great granddaughter Camden and great grandson Jaxson Cotnoir, and brother Lester Greenlaw.
She was pre-deceased by husband Earle N. Ahlquist, son Philip C. Ahlquist, daughter Earlene (Ahlquist) Cote Chadbourne, a sister Joyce Greenlaw (died before 1 years of age), sisters, Catherine Lyden, Annie Nodine, brothers, Dustin Greenlaw, James Greenlaw, William E. Demmons and Warren E. Demmons and sister in law Winnefred (Keen) Demmons.
Betty loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family, Earle’s work crew and neighbors. Some of her classics included New England boiled dinner, molasses donuts, buckles, corn balls, and pies. She enjoyed her award-winning flower gardens, poetry writing, reading scripture and accounting on how God had blessed her.