Elizabeth Day Boothby, 77
LYMAN - Elizabeth Day Boothby 77 yrs, a life long resident of Cloverland Farms on the Day Road died Friday July 25, 2008 surrounded by her family at the Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, after a difficult battle with cancer.
She was born in Alfred on Sept. 2, 1930, the daughter of George Clarence and Celia Lucretia(Martin) Day. She graduated from Kennebunk High School the class of 1948, and she also attended Westbrook Junior College. She and her family owns a 300 acre dairy farm. Cloverland Farms has been a six generation working farm.
She was employed by the New England Telephone as a switchboard operator for over twenty years and retired in 1989.
She served for the Town of Lyman (Few town meetings have been held without Betty in attendance. She freely spoke her mind with a focus on Lyman's history as well as a vision for her community's future). She also served 12 years on the School Board (proud to be the third generation board member as her father and paternal grandfather had before her). In addition she was a member of the Planning Board, a ballot clerk, the Goodwins Mills Cemetery Association, the Community Health Service and the Library Planning Committee. In addition she volunteered at the Kennebunk Nursing Home.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Goodwins Mills and a member of the Union Chapter of The Eastern Star of Lyman where she was a past Worthy Matron in 1959.
Betty was an avid reader and was passionate about her gardening and antique collecting. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family - especially loved her cats and bird watching. She was a talented seamstress who made her own wedding gown, as well as one for each of her three daughters.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Herbert E. Boothby who died in 2000; and an infant son, Day Hamilton who died in 1956.
She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah and her husband Thomas Soule of Bowdoinham, Mary and her husband Leo Kittrick of Millinocket, and Susan and her husband Harold Gorman of Freeport; five grandchildren, Adam and wife, Tabitha Soule, Betty Soule-Parent and husband Matthew, Sarah Sharp and husband David, Marissa Kittrick, Taylor Gorman; and four great-grandchildren, Daylin Soule, Evelyn Soule-Parent, Tala Soule and Cassius Hogan.
Elizabeth's generous and dedicated commitment to her family, faith and community is greatly appreciated and applauded.
Family and friends may gather for visiting hours from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29th at The United Methodist Church, 55 Church Street, Lyman, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 3:30 p.m. At the request of Elizabeth, there will be a private graveside
service for family.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk.
Memorial donations may be
made in Elizabeth's memory to:
The United Methodist Church
55 Church Street
Lyman, ME 04002 or
The Town of Lyman
10 John Street
Lyman, ME 04002
Elizabeth Day Boothby
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 27, 2008