Elizabeth Ann Dalbeck Huson (Betty), 90, of Damariscotta and Bremen, died Feb. 16.
She was born Aug. 2, 1927 in Worcester, Mass. to Harold Lewis and Elizabeth Wharton Kessell Dalbeck. Betty grew up in Belmont, Mass. where she attended Belmont schools and graduated from the Brimmer and May School in 1945. In 1949 she graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Tee, as she was known in college, was president of her senior class, and a proud and active alumna in the years following.
In 1950 she married Robert Elliot Huson (Bob), and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2010, five months before Bob died. During these years they lived in Penn Square Village, Penn., Newtown, Conn., Short Hills, N.J., and Paoli, Penn. and welcomed two sons and a daughter to their family. Betty was a first grade and pre-school teacher and a part-time accountant, and a volunteer in the local church, school, and hospital where they lived.
Betty attended summer camp as a camper and was a counselor of sailing, canoeing and swimming during her college years. She also enjoyed playing tennis, paddle tennis, sewing, needlepointing, bridge, playing the piano and attending concerts. Most of all she loved being Bob’s wife and mother to their three children and grandmother to her many grandchildren. Friendships were important, some lasting most of her life. Recent friendships at Schooner Cove were close and cherished.
In 1993 Betty and Bob bought their “cozy cottage” on Biscay Pond in Bremen where many happy summers with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends have been enjoyed. In 2005 they moved to Schooner Cove Retirement Community and became full-time Mainers. Betty lived her 90-year life to the fullest and her cheerful personality was enjoyed by all who came in contact with her. She had a way of making us all feel included and welcome in whatever she did.
Betty was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and brother, Richard Dalbeck of Cape Elizabeth and Round Pond.
She is survived by children, Bob Jr. and wife Lynn of St. Louis, Mo., Rick and wife Lynn of New Bern, N.C., and Beth and husband Caleb of Indiana, Penn.; grandchildren, Mark and partner Lauren of Portland, Ore., Kim and husband Rob of Richmond, Va., Noah and brother Jack of Indiana, Penn., John and wife Melissa of St. Peters, Mo., and Matthew and wife Lindsay of Saunderstown, R.I.; great-grandchildren, JJ and Willa; sister-in-law, Shirley; nieces, Barbara and Betsey; and nephew, Bruce and their families.
Burial will be in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., with a memorial service to occur at a later date.
Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.