Betty J. Royal

TRENTON — Betty J. Royal, 83, died Oct. 1, 2012. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Lamoine, a daughter of Olaf and Carrie (Brinkworth) Johnson.

Betty was a 1949 graduate of Ellsworth High School and attended Beal’s Business College in Bangor. On Feb. 17, 1968, Betty and Richard were married in Bar Harbor by the Rev. Marsteller. Betty worked at R. F. Sargent Inc. for 14 years and the Penobscot Savings Bank for 16 years. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining family and friends and enjoyed her life at their seaside residence.

She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Richard; grandson, Noah Estabrook and wife, Charmain of Florida; great-granddaughter, Violet; sister, Charlotte Davis of Ellsworth; sister-in-law, Grace Johnson. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Estabrook.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating. Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

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