Beulah J. Mackie, 80, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Knox Center for Long Term Care.

Born in Rockland Aug. 28, 1937, she was the daughter of Fred and Myrtle Thomas Ott. Beulah was born in the same house she lived in her entire life. She attended Rockland schools, leaving school to enter the workforce to help support her family.

On Oct. 1, 1958, Beulah married Robert F. Mackie when he returned home from the service. Together they made a great pair, raising their son, and enjoying life together.

Beulah has always been a hard worker, and has worked at several local laundromats over the years, including Peoples Laundry and Chickadee.

She was quiet and reserved and enjoyed putting together puzzles and going "visiting" with Bob on Sundays. She looked forward to family suppers, cookouts and birthday parties for the kids in the family.

Beulah’s humble nature was evident after her family threw her and Bob a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party. She could not believe they had gone through all of that planning for her. She said it was one of the nicest things anyone had ever done for her.

Beulah’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and enjoying the company of her beloved husband of 59 years.

She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her brothers, Richard, Sheik, Donald and George Ott, and a sister, Barbara Blair, Beulah is survived by her husband, Robert F. Mackie, of Rockland; her son, Robert T. Mackie, and his wife, Carol, of South Thomaston; two grandchildren, Jennifer Curtis, Holly Roberts; five great-grandchildren, Julia, Jaxon, Jaelynn, Maxwell and David; her sisters-in-law, Patty Ott of Warren, Sylvia Mason of Topsham, Brenda Ott of Rockland; a brother-in-law, Thomas Mackie, and his wife, Bonnie, of South Thomaston; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 6 p.m., with a service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. The Rev. Michelle Wiley will officiate.

To share a memory or condolence with the Mackie family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.