Betty Walls Fernald

Mount Desert

Betty Walls Fernald, 89, a loving mother and wife, died Nov. 24, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born March 13, 1931, in Tremont, the daughter of Granville E. and Lurlene (Rumill) Walls.

Betty grew up in Tremont where, after her father’s death, Lurlene married Rodney Murphy. Rodney was a loving father to Betty. In 1952, Betty married John S. Fernald Jr. and they made their home in Somesville. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. John owned Bordeaux Dairy Farm where Betty worked in many capacities and her quiet support was a great asset to the business.

Betty was very active with her husband John during his many years in the Anah Shrine. She enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. Betty loved to spend time at camp on Long Pond. She loved her family and the time she spent with them was most important.

Betty is survived by her three children, Cecil Fernald and wife Julie, Stephen Fernald and wife Wanda, and Penny Fernald, all of Mount Desert; three special grandchildren, Emily, John and Alice Fernald; a brother, Eugene Walls; brother-in-law and sister in-law, Robert and Jean Fernald; niece, Lauri Fernald and partner Micki Sumpter; and many other nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband, John S. Fernald Jr.; a sister, Eleanor Brown and husband Eugene; and a sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Walls. Special thanks to caregivers Debbie, Sara, Joiey, Pam and Honey Jo; also to MDI Hospital, Mount Desert Nursing Association, Beacon Hospice and the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mount Desert. Interment will be at Brookside Cemetery, Somesville. Those who desire may make contributions in Betty’s memory to the Mount Desert Nursing Assoc., P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

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