Memorial Roll (Q - Z)

This Memorial Roll is dedicated to the memory of BHS members who supported our cause and are no longer with us.
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Velora Rumery

7/9/1943 -  7/28/2019

Daughter Ossie and Inez (Alley) Beal. Owned and operated Rumery Seafood for over 30 years Owned ceramic shop. Loved arts and crafts, cooking, and watching the food network. Enjoyed flowers, gardening, and watching the birds on her deck.
 Member of the Order of Eastern Star. Married to Craig Rumery 42 years. 
Four sons with first husband, Arlin Crowley: Raymond, Colby, Troy, Oscar, and Harvey. 
Grandchildren -Christopher , Frank, Luke, Ashley, Brittany, Josh, Courtney, Stephanie, Alan, Kennneth, and Brandon

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John V. Sawyer II

10/3/1933 -  3/9/2017

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

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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

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Leon "Bud" Roscoe Smith, Jr.
9/30/1929 - 6/22/2021

Parents: Leon R. and Gladys (Kirby) Smith Married Angelena Alley, his wife of 71 years
Belonged to Beals Advent Christian Church Developed a love for lobster fishing at an early age.
Bud, enjoyed telling of the biggest halibut he and his brother Robert caught. It was one of the largest caught in town - weighing inwith a 400 pounds live weight. Attended Jonesport schools and graduated in 1946 at the young age of 16. Enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and was called to active duty, for 1 year, when he married Angelena. They enjoyed antiquing.  He will be remembered for his pond full of ducks, his sweet and friendly spirit, his wonderful sense of humor, and his willingness to always help another fisherman in need. Built a family cam at Schoodic, using hand tools alone.
Member of Jonesport Lodge #188, where he served as Worshipful Master from 1963 - 1964 and Senior Deacon from 1965-1972. Received his 50-year pin.  Served on Jonesport's planning board.
One of the brother's who operated Smith's Lobster after his father passed. 

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Lovina Alley Smith
5/13/1942 - 6/20/2021

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Leslie A. Alley Uhnak

?? -  10/8/2015

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.

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Elmer Wesley 'Herky' Wilcox

6/22/1933 -  12/8/2017

Son of Ralph and Grace (Peabody) Wilcox. Married Frances Jean Matthews, of Newport Maine, on November 23, 1957. Graduated from Beals High School with five students in the class of 1950
Received the nickname of "Herky" from the comic strip "Herky and His Gang". Spent four years in the US Navy as an airman Returned to Maine and attended the University of Maine under the GI Bill, majoring in Civil Engineering. A pillar of Newport where he worked for the State Of Maine, Department of Transportation and for Wardwell and Sons. Loved hunting (anytime day or night) camping, softball, golf, bowling, horseshoes and fishing with family and friends
Children: Scott, Stephen, Shawn and Suzanne Grandchildren Sarah, Peter, David, Baylee, Breanna and Caitlyn, and Elena.

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Frances "Jean" Wilcox

8/3/1939 -  10/6/2015

Married Elmer "Herky" Wilcox on November 23, 1957
. Avid candlepin bowler; bowling in two leagues and helping her team win the state championship in the late 1970's. She and Herky spent much of their lives together fishing, hunting, camping and traveling
. Ultimate bargain hunter, never passing up the opportunity to stop at a yard sale, dollar store or Goodwill store
Children: Scott, Stephen, Shawn and Suzanne Grandchildren Sarah, Peter, David, Baylee, Breanna and Caitlyn, and Elena.

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Alverna Leona Williams

10/22/1930 -  5/17/2019

Parents: Elihu and Laura (Crowley) Beal
. Alverna graduated from Beals High School in 1948 with a class of seven. 
Married Donald Stuart Williams Faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God in Jonesport Maine Loved God and her family
. Children: Barry R. Williams, John W. Williams,
Grandchildren: Douglas Simning, Daniel Simning, Donald Williams, Anna Williams, April Eaton. 
Great-Grandchildren: Abigail Smining, Bella Siming, Hailey Scott and Darren Williams

If you have any additional information about members on the Memorial Roll that you would like to see added to this page, please send the information to bhspresident@moosabec.org, subject "Memorial Roll". Photographs are welcome and may be from any period of the members life.