Elizabeth “Betty” Elwell Kimmich, 79, passed away peacefully after a long illness and declining health April 8, 2013 at her home in Waldoboro surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 10, 1933, the daughter of Albert and Ada Elwell of Waldoboro.

Elizabeth graduated from the Waldoboro High School and worked at Braggs Auto Parts on Orff’s Corner and married Lawrence Kimmich July 5, 1959. They lived in North Waldoboro for over 53 years.

She was a member of the Waldoboro Garden Club, The Snow Crawlers Snow Mobile Club, and was a 4-H Leader for the Helping Hands 4-H Group for many years. She also enjoyed filling in at various cafeterias throughout SAD 40. She always looked forward to the Elwell family reunions every year. Her love of glowers and gardening showed with her flower beds and vegetable gardens.

She is predeceased by her parents Ada and Albert Elwell, a sister Rose and a brother Calvin Elwell. She is survived by her loving husband Lawrence Kimmich of Waldoboro; daughter Deborah Owens of Friendship; grandson Zachary Owens of Waldoboro; nephew Steven Elwell and his wife Joy of North Whitefield; niece Susan and her husband Willem Frederik of Florida and their sons Adam and Josh.

A special thanks to Kno-Wal-Lin and Branches for their home care she received. Also a thank you to the Homestead in Cushing for the care she received there.

A celebration of life will be held Friday April 12, at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St., Waldoboro with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the ceremony at the Orff’s Corner Cemetery in Waldoboro. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s research or to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572.