1924 – 2003

LEWISTON – Elizabeth “Betty” G. Stevens, 79, formerly of 267 Alpine St., South Paris, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, at St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion after a long battle with diabetes and it’s complications.

She was born in Sumner on Sept. 27, 1924, the daughter of Elden and Annie Chandler Garey. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942. On Feb. 10, 1946 she married Harley T. Stevens and lived in South Paris her entire married life. The last several years she enjoyed living on the farm on Elm Hill.

She worked for 24 years at Sampson’s Supermarket, now known as Hannaford, as an office manager, until her retirement in April of 1990 at the age of 65. She was well-liked by her customers for whom she always had a kind word.

“Betty” was known as a wonderful cook -especially her homemade yeast rolls, pies, cakes and various pastries. She was past president of Post 9787 Auxiliary of the VFW and their treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Tri-County Riders and the South Paris Universalist Church.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband of 57 years, Harley of South Paris; a daughter, Sandra Alberi and her husband Wayne Alan Alberi of Norway; two sons, Kerry Stevens and his wife Lisa of Newport and Dean Stevens and his wife Terry of South Paris; eight grandchildren, Michele, Marc, Stephanie, Heather, Deanna, Brittany, Shelby, and Annie; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, William, Riley and Jordyn; a sister, Arlene Tyler and her husband Stan of Nashua, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Irene Eastman and her husband Albert of Sumner; two brothers-in-law, Howard Stevens and his wife Edith of Canton and Carl Stevens and his wife Barbara of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

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