Elizabeth H. Simmons
Rockport — Elizabeth H. Simmons, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Maine, Nov. 7, 1931, she was the daughter of Clifford E. and Louise Cousins Herrick.
After moving to Rockland at young age, she was educated in local schools and was a 1950 graduate of Rockland High School. Liz later graduated from a business college in Gardiner.
For more than 20 years, she worked as a bookkeeper with B.M. Clark Company in Union, retiring in 1993. The Clark family said that Elizabeth was extremely committed to the company and its owner at that time, Randall Clark. She later worked more than five years as a sales associate with Wal-Mart in Rockland.
For many years, she was an active member of West Rockport Baptist Church and Rockland Senior Citizens, until suffering a stroke in 2011. In association with the Senior Citizens program, Liz coordinated transportation and destination details for many of that group’s trips.
An accomplished artist, she enjoyed drawing and was often involved in many crafts.
Other than her parents, Liz was predeceased by a brother, Farrington Herrick and two sisters, Sarah Herrick and Lawrence "Celia" Pooler. She is survived by one son, George Farley and his wife Debbie of Union; one daughter, Cheryl Farley of Camden and her friend Linwood Mylen of Knox; three grandchildren, Jeremy Taylor-Farley of Simpsonville, S.C., Tremayne Baker Opel and his wife Carol of Prattville, Ala., Trystan John Opel and his wife Carissa of Deatsville, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Dominique Opel of Prattville, Ala., Austin Opel and Cailee Opel of Deatsville, Ala.; as well as nieces and nephews, Belinda Plymak, Jeffrey Pooler, David Herrick, Donald Herrick and Gail Herrick McDonald.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park St. The Reverend Dr. David English will officiate. Spring interment will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Rockport.
While flowers are gratefully accepted, memorial donations may be made to West Rockport Baptist Church, P.O. Box 221, West Rockport, ME 04865. To share a memory or condolence with Liz family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.