Richmond-On August 25, 2012 Elsie Louise (Curit) Beverage, age 87, a resident of Alexander Reed Road in Richmond and formerly of Hope, went to join her husband, Elroy V. Beverage, Jr., who predeceased her in 1995.
Elsie was born February 19, 1925, in Camden, the daughter of Ernest and Wilma Herrick Curit. She grew up in Yarmouth and Camden. She and Elroy met at a dance in Rockport, shortly after he got home from his tour of duty in the Army during World War II. They built a house in Hope where they raised their four daughters.
Elsie worked outside the home on occasion, but mostly she spent her time being a wife and mother. She has always enjoyed spending time with her family. When her children were young, she did a lot of sewing, making or altering a lot of the clothes her children wore as well as a way of making money. She made doll clothes for the Totsy Manufacturing Company for quite awhile, thus supplementing the family income. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and in her later years spent many hours doing crossword puzzles.
As well as her husband and parents, Elsie was predeceased by her brothers Milton, Lawrence, Edgar and Otis and two sisters Frances and Helen. She is survived by her four daughters, Ruth Dyer, of Stongington, Connecticut; Regina Flower of Richmond, Maine; Rita Pearse of Hope Maine; and Roxanne Wakefield and her fiance Bill Adams of Warren, Maine; four grandchildren, Bethany Dyer, Krystal Dyer, Andrew Pearse and Travis Pearse; six great-grandchildren, James and Joshua Dyer, Brian and Kevin Wade, and Andrew and Ritalynn Pearse; and one great-greatgranddaughter, EmmaLee Grace Dyer. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Elsie was also a great pet lover. She had many cats and dogs through the years, many of them were adopted from her children as their lives took them away from Hope. She would be very happy to know that is lieu of flowers, donations were sent to a local animal shelter.
A graveside service will be held at the Hope Grove Cemetery on Saturday, September 1, at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a reception at the Hope Fire Station.
Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.