|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1936|
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 2003|
DIXMONT - Betty Ann (Bird) Erskine, 67, beloved wife of Elton R. "Dick" Erskine, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, July 14, 2003, at her home in Dixmont, after a brief illness. She was born in Guilford, March 26, 1936, the daughter of William H. Bird Sr. and Vornie (Bragdon) Bird. Betty was a bookkeeper for her family's logging business and had also been a substitute teacher at local elementary schools. Her greatest work and what she was most proud of, was as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a great cook and a very special mother. Betty will be remembered for her famous mincemeat pies, peanut butter fudge and popcorn balls. She also did beautiful embroidery work, which she shared with her family and friends. Betty and Dick liked to go camping, to the auto races, Fryeburg Fair and Vermont to visit the Noble's. Betty was a member of the Dixmont United Methodist Church, Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, Ladies Club, Fire Department Auxiliary and the Extension Association, all of Dixmont.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Elton of Dixmont; her father, William H. Bird Sr. of Plymouth; five children, three daughters, Donna Furrow of Knox, Mary Lemieux and her husband, Terry, of Sterling, Va. and Linda Erskine of Dixmont; two sons, Richard Erskine and his wife, Gaye, of Solon and Mark Erskine and his wife, Chrissy, of Dixmont; two sisters, Sally Millett of Newport and Janet Godsoe and her husband, Lee Godsoe Sr. of Newport; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a special friend, Donna Noble of New Haven, Vt.
She was predeceased by her mother and brother, William H. "Billy" Bird Jr.
Private visitation for the family will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Dixmont Corner Cemetery, Western Avenue, Dixmont, with Pastor Peg Moser, pastor of the Dixmont United Methodist Church officiating. Following the service, the family invites family and friends to a memorial gathering at the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club House in Dixmont.
(Published in the Bangor Daily News)
William Henry Bird (1912 - 2011)
Vornie E Bragdon Bird (1915 - 1987)
Betty A Erskine (1936 - 2003)
William H Bird (1945 - 1971)*
Dixmont Corner Cemetery
Created by: Carrie & Kevin
Record added: Jul 28, 2007
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