DEXTER - Betty Hamilton, 88, died November 18, 2017 at a Dover-Foxcroft healthcare facility. \n\nShe was born June 3, 1929 in Dexter, a daughter of Donald and Erma (Packard) Colbath. She graduated from N. H. Fay High School, Class of 1947.\n\nIn her early years, she was co-owner of the Sears store in Dexter. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, the Cleora Rebekahs, the TOPS Club, and the Golden Age Club, all of Dexter.\n\nShe is survived by 3 sons, Greg and wife Mila of Dexter, Robert and wife Earlene of Dover-Foxcroft, James and wife Rachel of Dexter; 4 daughters, Debbie and husband Roy Taylor of Dover-Foxcroft, Susan and husband Michael McCormick of Dexter, Lynda and husband Jerry Patterson, and Lorna Leighton, all of East Orland; 2 brothers, Shirl and wife Brenda Colbath of Arizona, Tim and wife Vornie Colbath of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.\n\nShe was predeceased by a sister, Donna Lancaster ; and 2 brothers, Jerry and Dalton Colbath.\n\nA memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Friday, December 15th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with the Rev. Ray Beless officiating. Spring interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Garland. \n\nMemorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.