NORTH VASSALBORO, MAINE—It is with the greatest sadness and loss that we, the family of Elizabeth “Betty” Frost, announce her passing on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. She was surrounded by her loving husband, their children and families. Betty, the second oldest of nine children of Roy and Mae Wright, was born on January 24, 1932, at the family home in Eastport, Maine. She attended Eastport Elementary and graduated from Shead High School where she was class valedictorian. Betty would tell of how she was allowed to “skip” the eighth grade and move directly from the seventh grade to high school. She trained at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brocton, Massachusetts and Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned her degree as a registered nurse. She returned home and spent several years working at the Eastport Memorial Hospital before meeting the love of her life, Ken-the milkman’s son. They were married at St. Anne’s Church, Pleasant Point, Perry, Maine, in 1955. After their children were all in school, she returned to nursing at Colby College until she retired. She then continued her work in nursing by volunteering for the Senior Citizen’s Health Program in North Vassalboro, Maine. Betty had an amazing grace and charm; she loved meeting new friends and old and somehow could find a “friend of a friend” where ever she traveled with Ken and their family. She thoroughly enjoyed family camping, Fourth of July celebration week in Eastport, Maine, snowmobiling, playing bingo, doing cryptograms and Jumble puzzles, playing the slot machines, and exploring the east coast in their R.V., but her favorite moments where those spent with her children and grand-children. The family gatherings at their home were very special times. She was always so proud of her family and especially of how close all of them are. They proudly raised their family at their home on Main Street in North Vassalboro. She was always surprised but enjoyed when people commented on their peony gardens and large lawn. She will be greatly mourned and missed by her husband, Kenneth A. Frost; her children, Joan and Clarence McDevitt of Eastbrook, Maine, Kenneth and Susan (Hale) Frost of Winslow, Maine, Laura and John Berry of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Donald and Diane (Proctor) Frost of Winslow, Maine, Ronald Frost of Livermore, Maine, and James and Shelly (Soule) Frost of Milford, New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Matthew and Pye (Kane-Haslam) McDevitt, Erin McDevitt, Jennifer Frost, Heather (Proctor) and Matthew Hussey, Brianna Berry and Brian Thibeau, Kayla Berry, Logan Frost, Trevor Frost, and Shawnna Frost; her great-grandchildren, Devon McDevitt, Emily McDevitt, Jenna Haslam, Benjamin Frost, Natalie Hussey, and Ashleigh Hussey who will greatly and sorely miss their Nana Frost. Her grandson, Nathan Frost, who died in 2002 at the age of 17, left a large hole in her life and in her heart. She also leaves her siblings, Ruth and Robert Owen of Pembroke, Maine, James and Corrine Wright of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, Madonna and Joseph Lewis of Eastport, Maine, Maureen and Larry Pottle of Plymouth, Maine, and Patricia and Dean Cowperthwaite of Baltimore, Maryland; a large number of loved and loving nieces and nephews; a special uncle, Elmer O. Clarke of Eastport, Maine who will miss her dearly; her brother-in-law, Donald Frost of South China, Maine; and her sisters-in-law, Betty Wright of Rumford, Maine and Kaye Frost of Perry, Maine. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Joseph L. and B. Mae (Clarke) Wright; her brothers, Paul Wright and John Wright; her sister, Mary (Wright) Wentworth; and her dear friend and sister-in-law, Shirley (Lee-Hopkins) Frost. Flowers are gratefully declined in lieu of donations to The Eastport Fourth of July Committee, Eastport, ME 04652. Please designate your donation to the “Tiny Tot’s Fair” as she believed that the traditions of Old Home Week started with the little ones and grew from there. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, Maine. Burial will follow at Village Cemetery in North Vassalboro, Maine.