Elizabeth R. Tibbetts

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PORTLAND – Elizabeth R. Tibbetts, 76, of 204 Ashton Road, Norway, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle.

She was born in Waterford, on Sept. 9, 1930, the daughter of Clement and Rebecca (Bubier) McAllister. She attended Bridgton Academy and later married George W. Tibbetts Jr. on Aug. 18, 1957.

She was a member of the South Waterford Grange for more than 50 years, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 82 of Norway, and director of the Norway Historical Society. She picked apples at Morse’s Orchards in Waterford for many years, and worked for Ashton’s Drug Store as a soda jerk. Her greatest enjoyment in life was making a loving home for her husband and family. Her hobbies included bowling, fishing, hunting, square dancing, gardening, and crafts. Her artistic talents and creativity was much admired by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, George W. Tibbetts Jr.; her children, Bruce and Linda Skinner of Norway, Penny and Stanley Merrill of Harrison, James and Rhonda Tibbetts of Norway, Vicki Tibbetts of Norway and Melanie and Lloyd Carver of Bethel; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl McAllister of Norway; and two sisters, Leona Dunn of Lancaster, N.H. and Mildred Pope of Norway.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clement and Rebecca McAllister; and a brother, Stanley McAllister.

The family would like to thank the staff at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Maine Medical Center of Portland and Androscoggin Kidney Center in Auburn for all their compassionate care and support.

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