Beatrice Winslow (Clark)

Jun 08, 2017
Beatrice Winslow (Clark)

Rockland — Beatrice Josselyn "Bea" Winslow (Clark), 83, died after a long battle with COPD Tuesday, June 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Born Oct. 21, 1933, in Camden, Beatrice was the daughter of Horace E. and Leotia Irma (Peirce) Josselyn. She was educated in Camden schools.

In 1951 Beatrice met Milton Clark while working as a waitress in a Camden restaurant and they married a few months later on her 18th birthday. In 1972 they were divorced and she married again for a short time. In 1980 Beatrice and Milton resumed their longtime relationship and were remarried in 1996.

Beatrice’s greatest love was her family, and she enjoyed cooking big meals and taking care of all those around her. Before she became ill she loved going to theme parks and doing fun things with her children and grandchildren. Beatrice also loved to go to Foxwoods twice a year until the trips became too much for her. It was at this time she started taking trips to either Oxford or Hollywood Casino with her daughters and granddaughters. She enjoyed going out for Sunday dinners with her family. She also loved working outside the home, and she made many friends along the way. Beatrice especially enjoyed her lifelong friendships with Alice and Buster Cochran, LouAnn Kinney, Kari Barlow, Mark Peterson and their families.

In 1959 Beatrice went to work at what was then Forty-Fathoms, later National Sea Products. She worked there until the doors closed in 1990. In 1990, Beatrice went to work for Pen Bay Health at the Knox Center for Long Term Care, where she worked until she retired for health reasons in 2016.

Beatrice was predeceased by her loving husband, Milton, her brothers, Horace J. and Robert Josselyn; a son, Milton Charles Clark; two grandsons, Jamie and Joshua Bowen; and a son-in-law, Gene Hallowell.

She is survived by her two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Carver of Camden and Jessie Jacobs and her husband, Wilbur, of Hope; four children, Mary Hallowell and her companion, Robert, of Dresden, Monica Bowen of Rockland, Melinda Dennison and her husband, David, of Thomaston, Barbara Nickerson and her husband, James, of South Thomaston; her 13 grandchildren, Jimmy Hallowell, Kristy Wellman, Frank Bowen, Lisa Allender, Jennifer Houghton, Buffy Brackett, Bruce Sidelinger, Allen, Mandy, David Jr. and Cheryl Dennison, Billie Jo Stewart, Leah Nickerson; her 17 great-grandchildren, Nathan Hallowell, Richard Thompson, Ally Smith, Misty, Sierra, Allie and Lydia Bowen, Chloe Dawson, Sara Brown, Amy and Ryan Allender, Travis and Cody McKenzie, Willow and Casey Dennison, Andrew and Jessica Kelley; and her 11 great-great-grandchildren, Joshua and Noah Allender, Bennie and Kaylee Brown, Braden, Serenity, Caelynn, and Keaton Bowen, Haley, Autumn and Alexis Ross; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., where a celebration of her life will be held Friday, June 16, at 2 p.m. The Rev. David English will officiate. Private interment will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Make A Wish Foundation of Maine, 87 Elm St., Camden, ME 04843.

To share a memory or condolence with Bea’s family, visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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