- Betty Gloria Goddard left her beloved earthly family on March 27, 2017 to follow the plan God has made for her in the afterlife. She was the daughter of Eddie (Muninun) and Mary (Puppineimi) Johnson.
After graduation from Schenck High School, Betty attended Gorham State Teachers College and graduated from Husson College with a degree in Education. She taught at Thomaston High School and coached the girls' basketball team. She married and moved back to East Millinocket where she raised her family. Betty taught in area schools while her family was growing. After her children left home, she taught baton and formed the "Cool Whips", who performed their routines and marched in parades wearing Cool Whip bowls for hats to save on costs.
Betty was an artist, poet, tap dancer, cheerleader, ice skater, yodeler, hair dresser, clothing maker, baton twirler, swimmer, Scrabble and card player, dog lover, and most of all she corrected our English and turned us into insufferable English grammar experts. She made the best American chop suey, banana bread, whoopie pies, and molasses and no bake cookies. Betty loved yard sales and shopping trips to Bangor. She was a caring friend to many and was proud to be a Finn. Late in life she moved to Carlisle, PA, to the Church of God Home whose staff cared for her like family.
She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved son Chuckie, and her sisters Pauline and Helen. She leaves her daughters Peggy Ferguson of Lincoln, ME, Cheryl (Bob) Hale of Carlisle, PA and Heidi Goddard (Paul Cerqua) of Chelmsford, MA; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.
Graveside services and a gathering will be held in July in East Millinocket.
Published on  March 31, 2017