DEER ISLE – Betty M. (Geating) Worsfold died March 9, 2008, at Blue Hill Hospital, after a long illness. Betty was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Ashland, Pa., to William and Margaret (Derr) Geating. She graduated from Allentown High School in 1939, and from College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. She went on to Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, for two semesters toward her master’s degree. She later worked on her master’s degree in elementary education at Temple University, Philadelphia. She had skills in counseling, advocacy, grant writing, administration, supervision, program planning, staff training and volunteer development. These skills she learned and honed working at the YMCA, Decatur, Ill., Harrisburg, Pa., and Baltimore, working with teen- agers, starting a Y in Bel Air, Md., and working her way up to Associate Metropolitan Director of the greater Baltimore area. She then went to work for Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland, where she served as director of patient services. She moved to Maine in 1976 and supervised Title II and VI CETA projects for Waldo County. In 1978, she became director of Mid Coast Family Planning, where she stayed until 1981, when she joined VISTA and went to Idaho working with the developmentally disabled and handicapped people in an advocacy role and program developer. Returning to Maine, she spent a year working for Central Senior Citizens as a case manager for Lincoln County. She spent a number of years working as a substitute case care worker for Department of Human Services out of Rockland. After she retired she divided her time between Maine and Montana. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Jack Worsfold, August 1993. She is survived by her brother, Jack Geating and his wife, Joan, of Abington, Pa.; daughter, Candace Hall and husband, Hiland, of Deer Isle; son, John Worsfold and wife, Kim, of Fairfield, Iowa; daughter, Bonnie Kapelanczyk and husband, Frank, of Bigfork, Mont.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by them all and best remembered for the love and understanding she bestowed upon us all and for giving us the freedom to discover who we were and what we could do. A private ceremony will be held for the family later in the year. Contributions may be made in her name to Family Planning Association of Maine, 147 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.