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Margaret Elizabeth Bolton

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Of Methuen, MA died Sunday of serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Betty was born in Cranston, RI to James Ewart and Pamela Jane Hill, was raised in Methuen and graduated from Methuen's Edward F. Searles High School and Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH with a degree in Medical Technology. She recently moved back to Methuen to live with her family after many years living in Hampstead, NH. She was a longstanding active member of Marsh Corner Community Church in Methuen. A devout Christian, Betty shared her faith with those around her. She traveled widely from Hawaii to Israel. Her most daring adventure was her trip at the age of 72, with an international Christian organization taking Bibles into China. An avid painter, writer, musician, singer and teacher, Betty exhibited extensively, receiving numerous awards. She was widely published and was honored repeatedly by Who's Who of American Women. Throughout her life, she loved the ocean, swimming in all sorts of weather, biking, hiking, walking along the beach and bird watching. Betty especially loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, James M. Bolton and his wife, Paula of Methuen, MA, Wendy Rowland and her husband, Daniel of Lexington, KY and Montville, ME, Daria B. Fisk of Greenfield, MA and Pamela Bolton and her husband, Steve Williams of Geyserville, CA. She also leaves eight grandchildren, Noah and Adam Fisk, Amy and Lucas Taylor, Amy Erin Borovoy, and Rebekah, Joshua and Hannah Bolton. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 pm at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, METHUEN. A Memorial Service will be Saturday at 11:00am in The Marsh Corner Community Church, 317 Pelham St., Methuen. Memorial contributions can be made to Open Doors, PO Box 27001, Santa Anna, CA or to The Marsh Corner Community Church, 317 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844.
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