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Bethal C. Gibbs (Leighton)

January 29, 1924 — September 28, 2016

Obituary for Bethal C. Gibbs (Leighton)

Baileyville – Bethal “Betty” Charlean Gibbs, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Calais Regional Hospital. Betty was born in Baileyville on January 29, 1924, daughter of Ernest N. and Gladys O. (White) Leighton. She attended the local schools and graduated from St. Croix High School, Class of 1941. Following high school, Betty moved to Portland to work where she met the love of her life, Lloyd Gibbs. On December 22, 1945, they were united in marriage in Baileyville and spent over 59 years together. Betty was a long-time member of People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyville, Past Matron of Royal Chapter #145 O.E.S. in Princeton, was a member of St. Croix Wanderers RV Chapter of the Good Sam Club, and was a past member of the St. Croix Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf. Betty was an avid craftsperson. She especially liked working on plastic canvas. Betty enjoyed making Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. She also loved to cook, especially sweets.

In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her beloved Lloyd in 2005; and two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ernestine and Kenneth Neale of South Princeton, and Eleanor and Burton McClanghan of St. Stephen. Surviving are her brother and his wife, Ernest and Gloria Leighton of Baileyville; and many very dear nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery, Ryan Rd., Baileyville. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.


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