LINCOLN – Betty McEwen passed away April 27, 2009, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born Elizabeth Ann, Nov. 1, 1965, in Exeter, N.H., the daughter of Joanne (Hartford) and Donald Ramsay. Her first home was in Greenland, N.H., but when she was less than a year old the family moved to Lincoln. She attended the Lincoln school system, graduating in 1984, and then from Husson College, where she earned her business degree. In 1991, she married Scott McEwen and in 1997, their son, Harrison, was born. For many years, she worked for Chester Forest Products and W T Gardner Inc. before illness forced her to give up the profession she loved. Betty had many interests in life. Among them, in her early years, were the family pets; in her school years, it was dancing, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls and cheering; later in life, it was family life, traveling, street rods that she and Scott had built, snowsleds and motorcycles. The love of animals and cheering lasted throughout her life. She taught cheering classes in the Lincoln school system for more than 20 years and her basset hound, Otta-May, attended many of those classes. Her brother, Jim; and her mother, Joanne, predeceased her. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Scott; her son, Harrison; her father, Don Ramsay; her in-laws, Bud and Jane McEwen; also her Uncle Larry and Aunt Lee of Florida, whom she and family vacationed with each winter; and a special cousin, Annell of Massachusetts. There are many others, members of the McEwen family, former cheering students, co-workers and friends. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Young officiating. Interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to CancerCare of Maine P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.