Betty Fletcher

Oct 09, 2018
Betty Fletcher

Camden — Betty Fletcher, 89, died at Quarry Hill retirement community in Camden Sept. 27, 2018, of natural causes. The daughter of Ynema and Eugene Mulholland, she was born in New York City Feb. 26, 1929. Shortly after she was born, she moved with her mother and brother to Oklahoma City, where she was raised, attended school and went to the University of Oklahoma.

In 1950 she married her first husband, Max Mason Jr. While he was overseas serving in the Korean War, she worked for Eastern Airlines, where she met World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, founder of Eastern Airlines. Upon her husband’s return, she and Max moved to the Boston area, where she raised three children, Max, Cynthia and Eliza. She divorced her first husband in 1980, in 1985, she married architect Norman Fletcher. She treasured her time with “Fletch,” particularly enjoying their summers together on Vinalhaven. Fletch and Betty moved to Camden in 1983.

Strikingly beautiful, Betty loved music, especially jazz. She was an enthusiastic singer and wonderful dancer and acted in many local theater productions. She was very athletic and enjoyed tennis, skiing and swimming. She loved giving parties in her home in Lincoln, Mass., and spending time on Heron Island in Maine. She was always the life of the party and her smile and laughter are something her friends and family will never forget. Betty also enjoyed her work as a tour guide in Boston.

Betty is survived by her son, Max (ZeeAnn) Mason; daughters Cynthia (Chip), and Eliza Mason; grandchildren Lucy, Amanda, Margaret, Nick; and a great-grandson, Ethan.

There will be a celebration of her life at 3:30 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 17, at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. Memorial gifts may be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856 or Vinalhaven Education Fund, c/o Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.

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