WESTMINSTER, S.C. – Beatrice Gould Barton Elliott, 90, passed away June 19, 2012. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Livermore Falls, the birth daughter of Carlyle Ernest Gould and Georgiana Nadeau Gould, and adopted daughter of Frederick William Barton and Carrie Lane Barton.
Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, James A. Elliott, D.V.M.; three brothers, Ernest Barton, Joseph Poulin and Wilfred Lepage. She is survived by three children, Janet Elliott Danforth Moir, Paul MacLean Elliott and James A. Elliott Jr.; foster daughter, Marianna Miller; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Peggy Dakin, Annette Roseberry and Beatrice Richard.
Beatrice and husband James were married in 1943 in Bangor, and resided in the Bangor area until 1988 when they retired to Lakeland, Fla. In 2001 Beatrice moved to Westminster, S.C. Beatrice graduated from Howland High School in 1939. She graduated from Gilman’s Commercial College, Bangor, in 1941. During World War II Beatrice volunteered at the U.S. Army Filter Center, Bangor, a clearinghouse for monitoring wartime air and coastal activity. For 45 years she managed her husband’s veterinary practice, working side-by-side with him. Marianna Miller said of Bea, “There was never a two-legged or a four-legged stray Bea didn’t nurture.” Beatrice was a member of PATAWA Club, Penobscot Valley Country Club, Altrusa Club and Red Hat Society. She and her husband raised and showed national champion Morgan show horses at Mystic Hill Farm, Hampden, and Lakeland, Fla. She enjoyed handwork of all kinds and, in her retirement, became a highly skilled quilter.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel, Westminster, S.C., with the Rev. Chad Carroll officiating. Entombment will be afterward at Heritage Memorial Gardens, Westminster, S.C. The family will receive friends immediately after the services at the home of Bob Moir and Janet Danforth, 646 Seed Farm Road, Westminster, S.C. Memorial donations may be made to Dot’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 947, Westminster, SC 29693. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the Elliott family. A message of condolence may be expressed by visiting