Membership
Browse the list of our current Members below.
Membership Roll 2016
Life Members
Archie Alley Jr.
Mario Argentino
Dean and Norma Beal
Lowell & Lucille Beal
Mitchell and D’Anna (Kelley) Beal
Professor and Mrs. Luther Beal
Terry Beal
Stanley and Carolyn Blish
Marcia (Beal) Brazer
Dr. William Fletcher Brazer
Robert and Marshia Brown
Albert and Beth (Beal) Carver
Chelsea Carver
Richard “Buzz” and Suzanne Carver
Walter Carver
Reverend Gary DeLong
Nathan and Jenny (McGahagin) Fagonde
Kenton Feeney
Jan Bailey Flint
Veronica Hennessey
Harvey and Marjorie Holste
Darrell & Debbie Kelley
Ferdinand Jones
Nancy Sullivan and Steve Kent
Myrtle (Beal) Libby
Franklin and Margot Lindsay
David and Louisa McKown
Janice Beal McLennan
Dr. Dan McWiggins
Jesse and Bettina (Carver) Merchant
Angela Mooney
Deborah Beal Normandin
David Loeb & Tricee Olivares
Sylvia (Lenfestey) Peabody
Velton Peabody
Daniel and Laurie Riley
Leon and Angelena (Alley) Smith
Lovina (Alley) Smith
Cheryl (Peabody) Szacik
Reverend Walter and Karen Thompson
Richard and Marie Walston
Annual Members
Charlie Alley
Frances C. Alley
Lorna R. Alley
Wendall and Joyce (Crowley) Alley
Valerie J. Aponik
Erna Baumann
Anthony Beal
Calvin Jr. and Jeannine (Alley) Beal
Carleton and Virginia Beal
Clarence and Elaine Beal
Isaac K. and Eva B. Beal
Kevin L. & Lori Beal
Lewis and Sara Beal
Mercy Beal
Merle and Regina Beal
Nancy Beal
Annual Members Continued
Ray and Sandra (Woodward) Beal
Robert and Shirley (Chandler) Beal
Sonny and Abbi Beal
Stanley and Alverda (Crowley) Beal
Teresa (Carver) Beal
Willis and Genesta (Alley) Beal
William A. Beals
Mariner and Donna (Kelley) Bunker
Richard and Patricia Carver
Noreen B Chandler
Peter W. Chatman
Carol Closson
George Crawford
Chris and Leann Crowley
Leon J. and Bonnie L. Crowley
Obeline (Burke) Crowley
Janet R. Cooper
Daniel and Pamela Davis
David and Vicki Davis
George and Carol (Faulkingham) Davis
Holly Davis
Gary DeLong
Stuart and Carole Donovan
Bill and Nancy Crowley Doolittle
Jannette (Beal) Erickson
Eva Faulkingham
Julian & Tatiana Fisher
John and Inez (Beal) Frazier
Amy Fuller
Geoff Gordon
Jack and Carolyn (Lenfestey) Gordon
Mary Ann W. Gray
Robert and Della Grant
Michael and Renée (Davis) Gray
Linda L. Harvey
Nannette Herrick
George G. Herrick
Peggy Hughes
Sharon Josephson
Diana (Beal) Kelley
Patti Woodward Kelley
Carmen Beal Kalgren
Marvin and Joanne (Beal) Kelley
Willard and Lorena (Alley) Kelley
Guy and Nancy Kent
Ernest and Mildred Lape
Clinton and Leona (Alley) Libby
Pamela J. Libby
Rebecca Lombard
Sharon Magnuson
Bob and Jerry McKeown
Gary A. McKinnon
Whitney Norton
Thurston & Brenna Peabody
Holly Faulkingham Plaisted
Bill Plaskon
James Quimby
Paul Reinstein
Lisa (Beal) Robitaille
Craig and Velora (Beal) Rumery
John V. Sawyer II
Elizabeth (Beal) Sawyer
Arnie Smith
Carroll and Ronie Strout
Cheryl A. Tibbetts
Thomas & Gloria Tanton
Lucille B. Tibbetts
Tammy R. Tibbetts
Elmer "Herky" Wilcox
Alverna Williams
Arthur and Lois Woodward
Erroll & June Woodward
Reverend George and Iris Woodward
Erwin B. Zimmerman
BHS Memorial Roll
This Memorial Roll is dedicated to the memory of BHS members
who supported our cause and are no longer with us.

Dorothy Alley Abbott
1934 - September 2, 2015

Parents: Harleigh and Rebecca (Backman) Alley Graves Married William Abbott on September 6, 1958
Long time member of Wollaston Congregational Church in MA
Member of the a Daughters of the American Revolution Loved traveling, enjoyed gardening, and was an avid genealogy buff
Loving mother of three children, Joyce, David and Linda

 

Almena B. Lenfestey Faulkingham Alley
6/10/1931 - 8/31/2016

Daughter of Ewart G. and Mineola B. Lenfestey.
Graduated in 1948 from Beals High School with a class of seven dear friends, who meant the world to her.
Married her husband John Lester Faulkingham on November 14, 1949. After 16 years of marriage, she lost her husband to a drowning accident on April 26, 1965. Worked seasonal jobs to provide for her girls, Paula and Carol, until the Jonesport IGA opened in 1969 where she worked as bookkeeper for 42 years. Almena lived her life for her God and her family. Faithful member ofthe Church of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God Sang in the church choir until the age of 84 Served as Beals tax collector Avid sports fan of JB Royals and Boston Red Sox. Genealogist Founding member of the Beals Historical Society and served as treasurer until 2008 Faithful friend of Archie M. Alley, Jr for over 25yrs. Children: Paula Rose and Carol Leslie Grandchildren: Jason, Saundra, Laura and Renee Great Grandchildren: Dustan, Devon, Isaiah, Melody and Isaac

Lawrence Erwin Alley Sr.
1/4/1938 - 10/16/2004

Member of Beals Historical Society
Class of 1955 Beals High School Alumni
University of Maine at Orono graduate
Math and science teacher, principal and coach at Beals High School
Teacher at Sumner High School
Fisherman and Captain of the "Flying A"
Lobster Poundkeeper in Steuben
Member of Anah Temple Shrine in Bangor and Jonesport
Member of Maine Lobster Association
Member of Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills, FL
Married Frances A. (Crowley) Alley
Had three children: Lawrence, Jr., Gary and Sylvina

 

Orletta Alley
September 9, 1925 - December 8, 2005

Class of 1943, Beals High School
Married Millard Lester Alley on February 26, 1944
Lifelong member of the Beals Advent Christian Church
Sunday School Secretary and later Church Clerk for many years
Loved to bake and give gifts to her family
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Janet Argentino

Herman Backman, Jr.
11/20/1923- 11/25/2005

Class of 1942 Beals High School Alumni
Enlisted in USCG in 1943
Built first lobsterfishing boat, Norma A, in 1947
Built more than 20 boats
Instrumental in forming the Downeast Lobstermen Assoc.
Served as President of DLA for five years
Liaison for Dept of Marine Resources
Supporter of fishermen and their rights.
Chairman of Beals School Board for 20+ years
Instrumental with the contruction of Beals Elementary Sschool in 1980
Member of Beals Weslyan Church and served as Vice Chairman and member
Avid sports enthusiast in softball and golf
Member of Barren View Golf Course
Member of Beals Historical Society
Married Norma Amanda Wilcox
Had three children: Herman III, Kathy and Ralph

 

Norma Amanda Backman
6/24/1926 - 2/23/2007

Lived most of her life on her beloved Beals Island
Known for her love for God, family, church and the beautiful Downeast
Loved music and often sung at funerals, weddings and church events
Worked for several years at the Beals Elementary School
Enjoyed reminiscing and drinking coffee with her special friends at “Tall Barney’s”
Loved scrapbooking with her granddaughter, Amanda and going on long rides with her son, Ralph and her “granddog,” Jordan, the prettiest dog in the world Family and Faith were of the utmost importance
Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend
Married: Herman Backman Jr.
Children: Linfield, Herman III, Kathy Ann and Ralph

Arlene Aseliah Moore
6/11/1922 - 9/3/2010

Attended Beals schools
Employed as a sardine packer at several canneries, including William Underwood and R.B. & C.G. Stevens, Jonesport, and L. Ray Packing Co., Milbridge
Employed in ship construction at Bath Iron Works during the early part of World War II
Owned and operated a grocery store in the Alleys Bay district of Beals
Worked as a waitress in Rockport, Mass for several years
Member of Beals Community of Christ and Beals Historical Society
Children: Velton, Vernon, Clyde, Regina and Gwendolyn

 

Abegail Augusta "Gustie" Beal
1/4/1920 - 2/17/2006

Member of Beals Historical Society
Sardine and Clam factory worker
Beals Ambulance Service Administrator
Resthaven Nursing Home worker until retirement
Enjoyed going to yard sales
Husband: Mariner "Lovie" Beal
Had three children: Isaac, Gracie and Spencer

 
Alvin Leon Beal
Charles H. Beal
October 30, 1924 - November 14, 1998

Charles H. Beal II
8/14/1918 - 10/15/2008

Devoted his life to his family
Worked for many years as a pound keeper with his grandfather, Charles H. Beal I
Spent most of his life as a lobster fisherman
Served as Town Selectman for many years.
Instrumental in getting State approval for the Beals-Jonesport bridge
Enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and coyote trapping
Summered on Fisherman's Island and Slate Island with his wife, Leila and close fishing buddy, Earlon Beal and his wife, Leta
Avid historian and was an expert story teller
Enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge with others
Loving husband, father, and grandfather
Married Leila E. (Lenfestey) Beal
Children: Luther and Farrell

Clinton L. Beal
4/15/1923 to 3/10/2007

Parents: George F. and Emma S. (Woodward) Beal.
Lifelong member of the Beals Advent Christian Church where he served as the men’s Sunday school teacher, was a deacon, and completed his service as elder Member of the Gideons International for more than 20 years
Eagle Scout...loved the outdoors
Worked for Russell Rogers and Son General Store doing furnace and installation repair.
Well known as a jack-of-all-trades and could build or fix just about anything.
In 1954, he became the caretaker for Priscilla (DeForest) Williams on Head Harbor Island, summering there with his family throughout his life.
Also served Nathaniel and Priscilla Roe on Hall’s Island.
Boat builder: His craft of boat building was discovered when he rebuilt the stern of his father’s boat at 17. After he graduated from high school, he worked as an apprentice for boat builder, Riley Beal.
In June 1956, his first lobster boat design, the White Stallion was completed launching his boat building business. He completed more than 60 boats.
Recognized by the Maine Boat Builders Hall of Fame in 1997
Instrumental force in creating the Jonesport-Beals Community School District, serving on the school board for more than three decades, including chairman. Served on Beals Town Planning Board
Storyteller, enjoyed reading, learning, the news, history and geography
Wonderful sense of humor, loved to laugh and was known for teasing his wife Adored his family, friends, church, and God
A loving and giving man
Married: Lottie E. Beal
Had two sons, Ray N. Beal and Dana L. Beal

 

Earlon O. Beal
7/31/1927 to 8/31/2016

Parents were Freeman Willis and Flora Emma Woodward Beal Married the love of his life, Leta Faye Lenfestey. Spent his life living on Beals island which was what he considered to be "the best place to live in the entire world". One of the best lobsterfisherman A quiet man who loved his family and friends dearly Loved taking his children and grandchildren out for a day of lobsterfishing Also loved taking them camping on Slate Island According to his granddaughter, Sarah, "my grandfather lived his life in the way he wanted to. He loved his family, and he loved where he lived. He was a wonderful example of ‘being where you are’ and appreciating that to the fullest. He will be incredibly missed". Children: Lowell and Terry Grandchildren: Rachael, Sarah and Jared Great Grandchildren: Leah, Conor, Makayla, Jonah and Judah

 

Eileen L. Beal
12/31/1918 to 4/19/ 2003

Parents, Chester A. and Delcena N. (Beal) Lenfestey
Lifelong member of the Community of Christ, Beals, were she held the office of Treasurer
Treasurer of Beals Ambulance Service
Beals town Selectperson
Beal’s Post Office clerk
Worked at O.L. and R.C. Carver’s store
Devoted to her family
Remembered for her pies, doughnuts, and other baked goodies. Her cookie jar was never empty. Downeast Maine’s Poet Laureate
Published book entitled “Memorabilia: A Collection of Poetic Writings”.
Husband: Floyd Beal
Had one child: son, Almer F. Peabody

Leila E. (Lenfestey) Beal
1/16/1918 - 10/28/2003

Loved being a homemaker and caring for her family
Some of the best cooking around
Enjoyed summers with her family on Fisherman’s Island and Slate Island
Life member of the Community of Christ Church
The most important things in her life were family, church and friends
Member of Beals Historical Society
Always thoughtful of others
Wonderful, kind, and caring neighbor
Part-time teacher's aid at Beals School
Loving wife, mother and grandmother
Married to Charles H. Beal II
Children: Luther and Farrell

Leta Fae Lenfestey Beal
8/25/1930 - 11/14/2012

Graduated from Beals High School as valedictorian of her class at the age of 16  
Worked as a telephone operator, worked in the fish factory, and made and sold doughnuts at a local grocery store
Served the town of Beals as tax collector, planning board member and appointed as registrar
Women’s leader, Sunday school teacher and served as a deacon in her beloved church, Community of Christ
Most important in her life, other than God, the thing that brought her the most joy was her role as homemaker for her husband, mother to her children and grandmother to her grandchildren
Loved helping others
Married Earlon Beal
Had two children, Lowell Edward “Don” and Terry Luan
Parents Chester and Delcena (Beal)  Lenfestey

 

Lottie E. Beal "Aunt Lottie"
4/17/1924  to 1/5/2010

Secretary at Jonesport-Beals High School for 27 years
Member of Beals Historical Society and Gideons International Auxiliary, and lifelong member of Beals Advent Christian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader
Enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing guitar and piano, knitting and crocheting, telling stories, writing letters and playing the card game, Rook
Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Assisted her husband, Clinton, caretaking on Head Harbor Island
Married Clinton L. Beal
Had two sons, Ray N. Beal and Dana L. Beal
Parents Edmund Leroy and Martha Octavia (Crowley) Alley

Margaret E. (Phinney) Beal,
March 17, 1932 - April 8, 2015.

Desired to become a nurse, but at the age of 11 her parents required her to help raise her younger siblings (she completed 7 years of education).
Worked her parents farm, cleaned homes, packed sardines and shelled clams
Had many friend and a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit.
Had a giving heart, asking nothing in return
Married her love, John W. Beal, Sr. and worked beside him fishing.
Attended Beals Wesleyan Church
Margaret loved her immediate family and her extended family, as she put claim to anyone she befriended.
Loved the ocean, playing bingo, basketball, horse shoes, pool or any game kids would play.
Children: John Beal Jr., Alvin Beal (deceased) James Beal Sr. Mercy Beal and Inez Frazier

Sandra Beal
July 28, 1949 - July 20, 2011

Stanley Blish, 2009

John C. Bodger Jr.
12/15/1918 - 11/22/2005

Born in Los Angeles California to John Sr and Bertha (Jones) Bodger
Married: Dorothy (Bridges) Bodger
Had one child Ian C. Bodger
Head of the history, biography dept. of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Credited with building the Whitneyville Public Library from one of the smallest to one of the largest in the county, circulating over 15,000 books annually and serving local schools with books and story hours
Active in community affairs, serving many years on the Whitneyville school board and recreation committee
Active in the Washington County Democratic Committee and helped write the recycling section of the State Solid Waste Management Act
On the first Whitneyville recreation committee which worked with St. Regis Paper Co. and the State of Maine in building a Little League baseball diamond in Whitneyville
For 21 years John was secretary of the county historical society, Sunrise Research Institute, which held Canadian-American local history festivals in Washington County or Canada annually
A gifted writer. He wrote articles for many newspapers and magazines.
Published three books; Sunrise County Cookbook, Sunrise County Architecture and the History of Whitneyville
Member of the Whitneyville Congregational Church and served as a deacon for many years
Served four and a half years in the U.S. Army Medica during World War II Recipient of the Norman W. Duzen Community Service award for volunteer efforts in Washington County
Teacher in New Jersey and California
Served with distinction as a librarian in New Jersey and New York

 
Margery Crowley Brown
 

Guy H. Carver, Jr.
May 8, 1926 - March 8, 2014

Loved lobster fishing and golfing
A founder of Maine Lobsterman's Association
A founder of Beals-Jonesport Co-op
A founder of Carver Industries Inc. and Long Point Lobster
Served as School Board Member for Beals School System
Coached Beals High School Basketball for several years, and in 1956 coached an undefeated season, culminating in a State of Maine Class “S” Championship
Avid sportsman, hunting wildlife and gunning seabirds
Married Ruth Lenfestey Carver
Had six children, Herrick, Duane, Dwight, Teresa, Mark and Suzanne

Calvert N. Carver
September 20, 1930 - April 29, 2009

Ruth Verlyn (Lenfestey) Carver
July 27, 1928 - March 4, 2015

Lifetime spent in service of God, family and community
Founding member of Beals Historical Society
Devout member of Beals Community of Christ Church
Ardent supporter, activist, and formidable fundraiser for church, school, and community
Was a mother figure to many neighborhood children
Had six children, Herrick, Duane, Dwight, Teresa, Mark and Suzanne

Harry Crowley
February 9, 1921 - August 18, 2007
Jerome Crowley, 2008

Rebecca A. (Backman) Graves
to Jan. 25, 2008

Beals Island born and raised
Parents: Herman and R. Estelle (Church) Backman
Moved to Quincy, MA., in 1944
Worked as seamstress for more than 25 years at Linwood’s Fabric House, Weymouth, MA
50-year member of Wollaston Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star No. 156, White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 2 of Braintree, MA
Member of the Atlantic Memorial Congregational Church
Member of Betsy Ross Group
Member of Beals Historical Society
Married: Harleigh A. Alley in 1942 and Henry T. Graves in 1961.
Had two children: Dorothy and William

 
Myra Jones
Loraine Hamilton
February 26, 1948 - January 8, 2015
Muriel (Fagonde) Kelley
July 26, 1919 - December 8, 2009
Mina (Carver) Kent
October 25, 1919 - November 7, 2010
Elva Trynor Kidder
August 28, 1934 - February 28, 2009
Edwin Kulawiec
Ernest Lape
Mildred Lape

Farrell Lenfestey
December 11, 1915 - August 23, 2006

Class of 1933, Beals High School
Married Myrtle (Beal) Lenfestey
Elder and Pastor, Beals Community of Christ Church
Wonderful father and grandfather

Myrtle Beal Lenfestey
July 5, 1916 - May 7, 2009

Class of 1933, Beals High School
Married Farrell L. Lenfestey
Piano teacher, Church Organist at Beals Weslyan Church
Loving mother and grandmother

Ernest Libby Jr.
Beal's Island Boatbuilder
May 5, 1935 - February 21, 2012
Gracia L. McGahagin
November 20, 1924 - November 28, 2005
Roy H. McGahagin
May 26, 1914 - February 6, 1999

Dawn Euda (Marcoux) Mossler
12/1/1961 - 9/7/2006

Spent her entire childhood and youth on Beals Island
Alumni of Jonesport-Beals High School Class of 1980
Worked for Machias Savings Bank
Stationed at a number of Air Force bases around the country, including Keesler in Mississippi, Pope in North Carolina, Wright-Patterson in Ohio, Hanscom in Massachusetts, and Bolling in Washington, D.C.
Proud to be part of a military family; she loved exploring the country, seeing new places, and meeting new people. The many friends she made appreciated her warm heart and beautiful smile wherever she went.
Loved reading, being outdoors, gardening, bird watching, and crafts
Epecially fond of summers spent at the family camp on Sebec Lake, and enjoyed visiting lighthouses along the coast
Continued her career as a bank teller, until her health prevented her from working
Married, U.S. Air Force Maj. William R. “Bill” Mossler

 
Judy Marcus
Died January 2012
Henry Mooney
Judy Nolan, 2008

Earl H. Peabody
December 4, 1929 - January 31, 2015

Class of 1949, Beals High School
Graduated from UMM and UMO
Teacher and Administrator for 40+ years in
ME, MA, and NH
Married Sylvia (Lenfestey) Peabody
Had two children, Cheryl and Ronald

Beloved husband, father and grandfather

Ronald H. Peabody
March 9, 1959 - August 31, 2012

Graduated Masconomet High School Boxford, MA
Spent 20 years in United States Coast Guard, rank BM1
Restored a 1941 Coast Guard Motor Life Boat
Ashes buried at sea off Great Wass Island and at Sewall Field Cemetery, Beals.

Beloved son, grandson, brother, and friend

Betty ( Wersebe) Sawyer
1/13/1930 - 6/25/2013

Born in Newburgh, NY to John Albert and Mary Jane (Keevill) Wersebe
Graduated from the College of General Education, Sargent College, and Boston University with a degree in physical therapy
Worked at healthcare centers in Tenn, NY, Mass, and Maine
Active in the communities she lived in, with a special focus on animal welfare
Served two terms on the state animal welfare board
Served Maine State Society board for the protection of animals, Maine friends of animals
Testified on numerous hearings in Augusta on behalf of all animals
Founder of the Jonesport animal assistance society
Served Ark Animal Shelter board and pet society
V.P. and secretary of Worcester-Sawyer Agency
Licensed real estate broker
Married: John V. Sawyer II
Had three children: Susan, John III, and Daniel III

 
Jean Wilcox
Leslie A. Alley Uhnak

Passed, on October 8, 2015, at that age of 56
Member of Beals Historical Society
Parents: William and Janice (Frank) Alley
Brother: William Alley Jr
Husband: Kenneth S. Uhnak
Children: John P. Martin and Kelsey A. Desrosiers.

Irene Elizabeth (Norton) Wilson
September 22, 1913 - March 23, 2008
Breunis Verburgt
September 10, 1922 - September 22, 2005
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