Obituary: Beth Mattor – Portland Press Herald
BAR MILLS – Beth went to bed on April 16, 2021 feeling great and in a good mood. She died in her sleep that night.Elizabeth Ann Canfield was born in Oklahoma City on February 20, 1936 to Arthur and Alyse Canfield, but grew up in Somerville, NJ After graduating from high school, she chose Bates College at Lewiston and majoring in During her freshman year, she found the love of her life, John Mattor, also a chemistry student, and they were married in Bates Chapel after graduating in 1958. Their marriage lasted 62 years, living in Bar Mills on Hollis’ side Beth was an avid outdoor adventurer and loved to climb mountains. Beth and John climbed Mt. St. Helens in their honeymoon year, and later climbed Grand Teton, an arduous roped climb. She adored the White Mountains of New Hampshire and maintained the Treacherous Sphinx Trail on Mt. Jefferson, as an AMC volunteer. The harder and harder something was, the more she liked it. Always on the lookout for something new, she has become an avid gardener, transforming large areas of our Hollis estate into flower gardens. Beth loved to read science fiction to the end. She also became a fairly good practitioner of Tai Chi. She obtained a teaching certificate and taught math at Bonny Eagle High for many years in the 1970s and 1980s. Beth was the mother of four beautiful sons, Brian , Nathan, Paul and Ethan, all. very successful, and the wife of John Mattor, who all survived him. She is also survived by her sisters, Sally Brown of Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Linda Jackson of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. A celebration of this most remarkable life is planned for this summer. Beth requested that her earthly remains be cremated. The distribution of the ashes will be a private family affair. Online condolence messages can be submitted to the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service website, http://www.mainefuneral.com. Thanks to Beth, we have an overabundance of flowers. If anyone wants to make a contribution on their behalf, please do so to a worthy charity of your choice.