BEDFORD - Betty C. Folsom, 84, died March 16, 2014, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
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She was born in Newton on April 8, 1929, the daughter of Lloyd and Beatrice (Cook) Currier.
Betty graduated from Sanborn Seminary, Kingston,in 1947. She was joined in marriage with Donald E. Folsom in 1948. Betty and Donald moved to Bedford in 1949, building the family home and raising three sons.
In 1970, Betty took a bookkeeping position with Rochester Germicide. In 1980, she began volunteer work with the Bedford Library, a position that evolved to full-time employment.
Betty retired from the Bedford Public Library where she worked for 28 years in the circulation department. Other service to the community includes Bedford Mother's Club, president; Scout den mother; Bedford Ladies Social Circle, president, secretary and treasurer; Bedford Unity Club, secretary; Bedford Garden Club, president; Bedford Little League Auxiliary, president; Bedford Fire Department Auxiliary, president; Bedford Presbyterian Church Elder; Sunday School teacher for 10 years; Supervisor of the Checklist, 15 years; and Friends of the Bedford Library board member.
Betty is survived by three sons, Craig D. Folsom and partner Roxana Carter, Kenneth P. Folsom and wife Debra, and Keith C. Folsom and wife Elisa; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Donald, in 2011; and a sister, Eleanor Goldthwaite.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford 03110. Burial in Bedford Centre Cemetery will take place in the spring. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Firefighters Assn. 55 Constitution Drive, Bedford 03110, or Bedford Presbyterian Church. Go to goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
Goodwin Funeral Home
607 Chestnut Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 18, 2014