PRESQUE ISLE – It is with deep sadness that the family of Betty May Farley, 67, announces her passing April 13, 2010, at Mars Hill Nursing Home, with her loving husband by her side. She was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Houlton, daughter of Basil and Gladys (Smith) Boulier. Betty grew up in Houlton with her seven siblings, Florence, Joyce, Maurice, Doris, Cleo, Judy and Larry. She was a 1961 graduate of Houlton High School. Betty worked full-time at Presque Isle Employment Office until her retirement in August 2009. Betty was most passionate about her children. The Memorial Day weekend to the vacation home in Deer Isle was something that she especially cherished. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and planned on traveling after retirement. She enjoyed camping and was an avid reader. She loved to watch horror movies and was very excited about Thursday night to watch “Survivor.” She was predeceased by her daughter, Sally Ann. Betty is survived by her husband, W. Ronald Farley; her two children, Susan and her partner, Betsy, and Tracy and her husband, CB; a granddaughter, Taryn; and a grandson, Bryce. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Scott and Vicki Farley; grandchildren, Alexander and Michael, Ronald Farley, Caryanne and Ronald, Cheri and Sam Ouellette, Christina and Colby, TJ and Marcy Farley, Nathan and Bradley. The family expresses its appreciation to all of Betty’s caretakers, her dearly loved co-workers, sincere friends and all those who supported the family during this time. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, where a short service will begin 4 p.m. A reception will be after the service in the gathering area of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
BETTY MAY FARLEY
Posted April 14, 2010, at 7:21 p.m.