CAPE ELIZABETH — Betty Lou (Mosher) Worden, 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, March 7.

Betty was born in and grew up in Wilton and attended Wilton Academy and Husson College. Soon after marrying Michael Worden, her husband of 50 years, they lived in Alexandria, Va., and eventually settled in Cape Elizabeth, where they raised their family.

Those who knew Betty will remember her as a relatively quiet, reserved, thoughtful person, and those who were fortunate enough to know her well will recall her dry, often off-beat sense of humor. Always a fan of the underdog, she was generous, known to spontaneously and anonymously pay restaurant bills for strangers, and she also worked on church suppers. She liked taking walks around the block with neighbors and friends, and she enjoyed a variety of crafts over the years, including flower-arranging, crocheting and making wreaths. Of particular note to her immediate family were her birthday pies, doughnuts she made only for the first week of school and for Christmas, and the very best molasses cookies.

Some of Betty’s happiest times were camping with her family at Lily Bay State Park, making numerous trips with Mike in their motor home to Nashville, the Grand Canyon, Texas and the Gulf Coast and Canada. Later on, she enjoyed watching her grandsons play soccer, basketball and baseball.

Betty is survived by her husband, Michael Worden of Cape Elizabeth; sister, Sally Kingsbury of Scarborough; brother, George Mosher of Englewood, Fla.; daughter, Kristi Worden of Hartland, Vt.; daughter, Dena McFarland of North Yarmouth; and grandsons, Harrison and Sullivan McFarland of North Yarmouth.

Betty L. Worden

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