The Rev. Bette
YORK HARBOR -- The Rev. Bette Pollock, nee Elizabeth Good, 87, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her home. She and her husband, Clark, moved to Stage Neck Colony in 1978.
The Rev. Pollock was ordained to the priesthood in 1984 at St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland. For six years she served as Associate Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in York Harbor and for five years as Vicar of the Mission Church of St. Stephen the Martyr in Waterboro. She was also active in diocesan ministry serving on the Christian Education Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Resource Center Advisory Board, and as a deputy to the National Church Convention for two years. While serving as president of the Standing Committee of the diocese, Bette presided over the convention which elected Chilton Knudsen as the eighth Bishop of Maine.
She was active at St. George's as a volunteer assistant priest, choir member, and teacher. Bette was active in the church throughout her life especially in education. She was Director of Christian Education for 18 years at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worthington, Ohio before being ordained and moving to York Harbor. She enjoyed teaching, storytelling and leading retreats.
Bette was born and raised in Van Wert, Ohio where she attended public schools. She graduated from Eleanor McMain High School for Girls in New Orleans, La., attended Harriett Sophie Newcomb College and graduated from Northwestern University
in Evanston, Ill., with a BS in Speech and Radio. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio.
In 1949 she married her childhood sweetheart, Clark Pollock, who predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by a son, Christopher B. Pollock and his wife Victoria of Berwick, La., and a daughter, Micaela L. Pollock of York Beach. A son, Roland M. Pollock died in 1997.
Prior to Clark's retirement and moving to York Harbor, they lived in Lafayette, Ind., Binghamton, N.Y., Annville, Pa., Sioux City, Iowa, and Worthington, Ohio, making the church the center of their lives in each place. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 24, in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 6, in St. George's Episcopal Church at a time to be announced. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
Contributions may be made to:
The Memorial Fund at
St. George's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 364
York Harbor, Maine 03911