PORTLAND-Betty Quimby Twombly, 96, passed away September 10, 2022 at Maine Medical Center on the 18th anniversary of her husbands passing, Guy E. Twombly. She was born August 25, 1926 in Brooks, Maine, daughter of Jerome R. Quimby and S. Nina Webb Quimby.
After her 1944 graduation from Morse Memorial High School in Brooks, Betty went on to attend the University of Maine in Orono, graduating in 1948 with a degree in Home Economics. Betty was a member of the Riverside Congregational UCC for 55 years. During her 58 year residency in Vassalboro Maine, she was generous of her time, volunteering countless hours to various civic and church functions.
Sewing brought Betty great joy and she was an accomplished seamstress. She often constructed clothing for herself and her family, with a special love of quilting and crafting. Betty was an avid reader, especially as she aged and could no longer sew. Some of Betty’s favorite pasttimes include entertaining guests in her home and making all feel welcome (and well fed). She was always knowledgeable of current events, whether it was political news or the latest fashion trends.
She is survived by her children, Guy “Allan” Twombly of Augusta, and Susan W. Reeder of Portland; a grandson, Benjamin Reeder and his wife Samantha Beck Reeder of Falmouth; a sister, Jane Stemm of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1pm at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association