- Willa Ruth Glidden Beals, 75, died March 29, 2017, at the Mars Hill Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born in Mars Hill on October 30, 1941, the daughter of Don and Ruth (Brawn) Glidden.
She graduated from Aroostook Central Institute in Mars Hill in 1960 and married her high school sweetheart, Dana Beals, in 1961. They celebrated 52 years together before his passing in 2014.
She was employed full and part-time for 36 years at Maine Public Service Company in Presque Isle, and retired in 1996 to help her husband operate their own woodworking business from their home in Blaine.
She is survived by her two sons, Devon and his girlfriend Eileen of E. Plantation, and Damon and his wife Trish and their son Wyatt of Fort Fairfield; two sisters, Leah Hodges of McCormick, SC, and Helen Lint of Mars Hill; a sister-in-law, Patricia Glidden of Mars Hill and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Dana, two brothers; Frank and Kenneth and one sister; Margaret Betfort.
At her request, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be with her husband in the Maine Veteran's Cemetary in Caribou. Arrangements by Aroostook Cremation Service.
Published on  March 31, 2017