Elizabeth (Gould) Vickery

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1913 – 2014

AUBURN — Elizabeth G. Vickery, 101, of Auburn, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, at Bolster Heights in Auburn.

She was born in Dexter on June 14, 1913, the daughter of the late Freeland and Belle (Leathers) Gould. She grew up in the Dexter area and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Dexter High School, Class of 1933. In high school, Elizabeth was active in basketball, field hockey and softball.

After moving to and living in Auburn, she was a member of the Sixth Street Church. She participated in the choir and the Friendly Club.

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On May 1, 1943, she married Franklin Vickery, and they shared 41 wonderful years together until his passing in 1984.

For many years Betty worked at Peck’s Department Store as a clerk in the linen department. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star, Casco Chapter 160 in Freeport. She received her Grand Cross of Color for outstanding service to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Betty enjoyed traveling, knitting and helping others, developing many friendships along the way. “Aunt Betty” was well loved by the staff at Bolster Heights Residential Care Facility, where she was a resident and roamed the hallways for the last nine years.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bolster for nourishing her with unconditional love and respect as well as Beacon Hospice for all of the care that they’ve shown for the past year.

She is survived by her niece, Becky Skilling and her husband, Barry, of Auburn; their children, Megan and Carl, also of Auburn; as well as other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Elizabeth through her guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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