Betsey Ross

betseyChebeague Island - Betsey Ann Ross, 75, of Chebeague Island passed from this life to the next on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born in Portland on August 25, 1937, the older of two daughters of Pearl (Rines) and Everett Ross. She was educated in Chebeague Island schools and graduated as the sole alumna fro the class of 1956 at Chebeague Island High School.

Betsey worked for the US Postal Service on Chebeague Island from 1966 to 1992, the last seven as Post Master. She was active with Girl Scouts on the Island and served on the board of the Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid of the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church and on their behalf sent countless cards to members as part of their card ministry outreach program.

Betsey was known as an avid card sender in her own right and readily sent a card for any reason or occasion. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery as well as scrap booking, photo albums and genealogy. She will be remembered as a woman who was very kind with her words and actions. Her niece and nephews were the apples of her eyes, and she was known to spoil them a bit here and there.

Betsey is survived by her sister Natalie Parker of Raymond; her nephews: Robert L. Parker, II betseyand his wife Candy and their children Bryce, Autumn, Brittney and Natalie of Hawaii; Steven W. Parker and his wife Margaret and their children Sydney and Benjamin of California; her niece Lynne M. Cary and her husband David and their son Zachary of Raymond; and a large extended family. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law Robert L. Parker.

Visiting hours will be on Sunday June 9, 2013 from 2-4 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Those who wish may attend a short prayer service at 3 PM as part of the visiting hours. A funeral service will be held on Monday June 10 at 11:00AM at the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church with burial immediately following. Please visit to view a video collage of Betsey's life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Betsey's memory to: Stephen Ross Scholarship Fund, c/o Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 or to the Island Commons, Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017. Please think of Betsey the next time you send a greeting card to a friend or neighbor.