Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Tibbitts

Posted July 26, 2013, at 7:58 p.m.

MILLINOCKET – Elizabeth “Betty” Tibbitts, 96, passed away at a local hospital Friday, July 26, 2013. Betty was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Caribou, daughter of Simon and Grace (Little) Anderson.

Betty was an Avon lady for 42 years, was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God, East Millinocket, a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed knitting, rug hooking, being a caretaker for three people and Breast Cancer Walk/Run participant for many years. She was a breast cancer survivor. She said, “I’ve done it all, had a full life.”

Betty is survived by her children, Donald E. Tibbitts Jr. and wife, Jeannie, David W. Tibbitts and wife, Sandra, Nancy Goodell, and Susan Wilson; 11 grandchildren, Kevin, Todd, Lori, Becky, Lonnie, Raquel, Wade, Aaron, Toni, Terry and Missy; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Elbridge Anderson and Merrill Anderson and wife, Delilah; sister, Zelda Wilcox and husband, George; and special cat, Ty. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Tibbitts Sr.; brothers, Earl, Ernest, George, Isaiah, Gilbert and Chester; and sisters, Lavercie Gamblin, Gertrude York, Lulu Dyer, Marita Sullivan and Ethel Nutting.

Friends may visit with the family 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 2 Orchard St., East Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m., with the Rev. Regginal Adams officiating. Gifts in Betty’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen, P.O. Box 602, Brewer, ME 04412. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.

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