Elizabeth K. Curtis

Jan 12, 2021
Elizabeth Curtis

South Thomaston — Elizabeth "Betty" K. Curtis went home to be with her Lord on the morning of Dec. 21, 2020, at Pen Bay Medical Center, after a short illness.

Betty was born in South Thomaston Sept. 26, 1933. She was the oldest child of David and Margaret (Everett) Knowlton. She grew up on Ingrahams Hill in Owls Head. She was a 1951 graduate of RDHS. One of her fondest high school memories was being crowned Kippy Karnival Queen.

Betty married the love of her life, Oliver Harrison Curtis Sept. 21, 1952. She shared 68 wonderful years of marriage with him. Together, they raised three children and welcomed six beautiful grandchildren and one great-granddaughter into their Owls Head home that Oliver built himself.

She was a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, as well as a dedicated homemaker. She also worked for Kno-wal-lin part time, caring for elderly clients in their homes and later cared for two of her grandchildren while her daughter and husband were at work.

Betty had a strong, unwavering faith and was a devoted Christian. She was dedicated to her Christian walk and prayer life.

She enjoyed gardening, tending both flower and vegetable gardens. She also had a knack for growing African violets. She enjoyed knitting booties and mittens she happily gave to family and friends over the years.

The family would like to thank the selfless professionals at Pen Bay Medical Center for the care she received. They treated her with kindness and compassion during her illness and stay at the hospital. The family would also like to thank her pastor, Rick Catalano and his wife, Cindy, for all their love and support.

She will be greatly missed.

She was predeceased by her grandson Samuel E. Curtis.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Oliver H. Curtis; sons Stephen J. Curtis of Lisbon and Paul H. Curtis of Owls Head; daughter Cynthia Malave' and her husband, Troy, of Rockland; grandchildren Bea H. Curtis of Portland, Molly E. Curtis of Augusta, Emma L. Hogan of Portland, Chelsea R. Hawksley of Bangor, Allison R. Hawksley of Bangor, Cody M. Malave' of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Gracen B. L. Malave' of Greenbush, Bradey S. Malave' of Brewster, Mass., and one great-granddaughter Ryleigh R. Bretton of Portland.

She also leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Greg Kaler, many nieces and nephews and her long time friend Cindy Flaherty of Rockland.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later time.

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