FARMINGTON — Elizabeth “Betty” Violet (Fox) Barron, 91, of Farmington, died at her home on June 24, with her family by her side.

She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Nyack, N.Y., the daughter of Seth William Fox Jr. and Violet (Schultz) Fox. She grew up in Palisades, N.Y., at her family home “Seven Oaks.” She attended Dwight Morrow High School and received her bachelor’s degree in art from Smith College. On Oct. 11, 1952, she married Edmund “Ned” Gunnar Barron at Palisades Presbyterian Church in Palisades, N.Y. In 1960, they moved to Farmington and spent many summers in Prospect Harbor.

Betty and her husband, Ned briefly owned Bosebuck Camps, a fantastic place for their children to be during the summers. Betty rowed, Ned fished and she cleaned the fish. Betty was a fine artist who did beautiful sketches all of her life. She sang in the Western Maine Choral Society and several church choirs.

She loved bird watching, exploring and travel, picnics, reading, playing Scrabble, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, art and theater. Being a beloved mother, her priority was always family and caring for people. Betty was actually a saint, a disciple of Jesus and lived a quiet, dignified life. She was always loving, generous, kind, patient, never held a grudge but for a moment, if indeed she ever had one. She used a swear word only once in about 50 years when she knocked a jigsaw puzzle onto the floor.

She is survived by her three daughters, Robin Ann Barron, Holly Jane Barron and husband, Charles Hubbard and Sally Bean and husband, Merit “Buzz” Bean; her two grandsons, Seth and Ian Hubbard; her nieces, Laura Ingram, Betsy Olsen, Carole Fox and Nancy (Holmes) Ploener; her sister-in-law, Betty Holmes; and her extended family, Juanita “Chummy” Bean and husband, Brad Smith, Arnold Finck and Carolyn Finck.

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