PORTLAND — Betty Quimby Twombly, 96, passed away Sept. 10, 2022, at Maine Medical Center on the 18th anniversary of the passing of her husband, Guy E. Twombly.

She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Brooks, 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.

During her 58 year residency in Vassalboro, Betty was generous of her time, volunteering countless hours to various civic and church functions. She was a member of Riverside Congregational UCC for 55 years.

Sewing brought Betty great joy and she was an accomplished seamstress,  with a special love of quilting and crafting. She often constructed clothing for herself and her family. Betty was an avid reader, especially as she aged and could no longer sew. Some of her favorite pastimes included 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, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared by visiting plummerfh.com.

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