Bette's Story

CORINNA - Bette E. Leighton, 90, died May 31, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 18, 1925 in Westbrook, a daughter of Leon and Mildred (Libby) Elwell. She graduated from Westbrook High School and was a member of the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church.

She is survived by a son, Jeffrey and wife Cheryl Leighton of Gray; a daughter Nancy and husband Paul Morris of Corinna; a son, Wilfred and wife Lucille Leighton of Florida; a step-daughter-in-law Judy Leighton of Worcester, MA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

Bette was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Philip Leighton in 1999; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; and a step-son Philip Leighton, Jr.

There will be no services. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04098. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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