Betty (Janson) St. Ours, 81, a lifetime resident of Biddeford, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco.
She was born January 28, 1938 in Biddeford to the late Oscar and Emma (Horsfield) Janson and was educated locally, graduating from St. Andre’s High School.
On November 29, 1958, she married the love of her life, Richard M. (“Tex”) St. Ours in St. Mary’s Church in Biddeford, and together, they shared 52 happy years. Betty worked as a full-time mother to their two sons, Bruce and Steven, and was later employed as a secretary with E. R. Warren Oil Company.
Betty was a cherished mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend, but perhaps her favorite role was being a doting “Nana” to her two granddaughters. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing puzzles and various hand crafts, and going to the mall and movies with friends. In her younger days, Betty often traveled with her husband by her side, visiting family throughout the country, as well as sightseeing in international destinations.
Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband Richard, on October 26, 2011, and by her son Bruce on October 30, 2011.
She is survived by:
Her son, Steven G. St. Ours of Biddeford, with whom she had resided, and his companion Sue Petit, of Sanford, who provided immense help and support in Betty’s final months.
Her daughter-in-law, Shirley St. Ours of Naples.
Her two granddaughters, Ashlyn St. Ours of Cambridge, MA, and Cassandra St. Ours of Saco.
Her brother, L. Donald Janson and his wife Susan of South Portland.
Her best friend, Jackie Cote of Biddeford, who always made her laugh.
And many nieces, nephews and loved ones.
The family invites all who knew and loved Betty to celebrate her life on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Visiting hours will be 11am–1pm. A funeral service will follow at 1pm in the chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Betty St. Ours to Hospice of Southern Maine. Donations may be mailed to HSM at 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074, or made online at www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/give.
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