YORK, Maine - Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Bolton Gailey, 85, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lowell, Mass., on August 5, 1932, a daughter of Bertrand and Jane Bolton.
Betty's family relocated to Kennebunk, Maine where she graduated from high school in 1950. Betty was a graduate of Gorham State Teachers College in 1954 with a degree in elementary education. She taught at Lafayette and Sherburne Schools, retiring in 1990.
She married the love of her life John A. Gailey in June 1954. They raised three children, Jane, John and Jim living on Islington Street, Portsmouth for many years and spent summers on Merrymeeting Lake. In 1977 they moved to New Castle, N.H. and spent winters in Fort Myers, Fla.
They were faithful to many churches in the area. John and Betty served on a number of missions projects including Habitat for Humanity in three states; Tenn., Ga., and Md. John and Betty loved hosting family and friends in New Castle, Fort Myers, and Merrymeeting Lake.
Betty was a prayer warrior for her family and friends and will continue to be a guide over the family. She believed that salvation is through Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her daughter Jane and husband Dr. Mark Price; son John Gailey II; son James and wife Kimberly; Grandchildren include Dr. Joshua Price and wife Ashley, Benjamin Price, Lauren Gailey Purple and husband Daniel, John III; three great grandchildren; her sister in-law Carolyn Harvey; brother in-law Robert Gailey and wife Shirley,; many nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends.
She was predeceased by her husband John, her parents and her sister Carolyn.
SERVICES: At her request there will be no services. For online condolences, visit: www.jvwoodfunerahome.com
. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.