|Birth: ||May 7, 1924|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2013|
FRYEBURG -- Adeline (Bette) Brown Hammond, 89, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2013, at her home in Fryeburg, with her daughters at her side. She was born on May 7, 1924, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., and after graduating from Fryeburg Academy, she married Wilbur (Hammy) Hammond. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21, 2012. She worked with her husband to build the lumber business, Thomas Hammond and Son, in East Hiram. They traveled throughout the United States and Canada and served as People to People Ambassadors to China for the U.S. State Department.Adeline was a nurturer and caregiver for so many during her long life and was very active in her community. She organized the first Earth Day in East Hiram, an act in which she took great pride and satisfaction. She was very active in the Mt. Cutler Elementary School PTA and was a lifelong member of the Maine Audubon Society. She was a member of the Eastern Star and served on various committees in both Congregational Church of Hiram and the United Church of Christ in Fryeburg where she was part of a group that worked with an orphanage in Puerto Rico. She was also an avid supporter of the Fryeburg Academy Music Department.
She was devoted to her family and was predeceased by her father, Capt. Roger C. Brown, her mother, Marion Pitman Brown; her sister, Ann Marie Turley, and a brother, Roger C. Brown Jr. She is survived by a brother, Robert Brown and his wife Margaret of Sanford. Adeline will be greatly missed by her loving family: Wilbur F. Hammond Jr. and wife Barbara of Sequim, Wash., Toby B. Hammond and wife Janie of Naples, Connie-Lee Jones and husband Woody of Portland, Cheryl-Lynn Outram and husband Jim of Fryeburg, Thomas S. Hammond and wife Debbie, of Sarasota, Fla., and Christian T. Hammond and wife Madeleine of Hiram; grandchildren, Wilbur F. Hammond III and wife Colleen, Robyn Sala and husband Joseph, Holly Nass and husband Jon, Nathan Boothby and wife Casey, Justin Boothby and wife Ashley, Amanda Boothby, Thomas Hammond II and wife Susie, Greta Fiorina and husband Mike, and Benjamin Hammond; and 11 great-grandchildren, Willow Hammond, Jacob, Maxwell and Eliza Nass, Karlie and Kayla Boothby, Cyrus and Liesl Boothby, Carter Hammond and Adeline and John Thomas Fiorina.A private celebration of life will be held at the family home on Kezar Lake in the fall. Adeline will be interred in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adeline's name to:Fryeburg Rescue P.O. Box 177
Fryeburg, Maine 04037 Adeline (Bette) Brown Hammond
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on August 17, 2013 .
Pine Grove Cemetery
Created by: Margaret Norton
Record added: Aug 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115880450
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