EAST CORINTH and NEWPORT – Elizabeth “Betty” Ellis-Brown, 65, died June 28, 2008, at her residence in Newport. She was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Wareham, Mass., the daughter of Frank S. and Edna (Pemberton) Halunen. Betty was born and raised in Carver, Mass., and moved to East Corinth in 1988. She enjoyed her time working as a bus driver in Massachusetts for a number of years. After moving to Maine, she worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, and liked helping people that were in need. Betty was very active and liked all kinds of outdoor activities, such as gardening, boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, camping and square dancing. She also loved her many animals throughout the years, including her horse, Cocoa and her two favorite dogs, Skipper and Popeye. At Hammond Street Senior Citizens Center she enjoyed her crafts with painting, pottery, basket weaving and time with her friends playing cribbage. Betty was a member of United Parish of Carver in Massachusetts and here in Bangor at First United Methodist Church. She was a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend, and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Bob Brown of Newport; a daughter, Christene Berg of Bangor; two grandchildren, Richie Berg of Portland and Lauren Berg of Bangor; and stepchildren, Tina Jacob and husband, Donald, of Orono, Robbie Brown of Stockton Springs, Greg Barker of Brewer and Randy Barker of Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Ellis; a son, Ricky Ellis; a grandson, T.J. Berg II; and a cousin, who was like a brother to her, Jimmy Desroches. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Randall C. Chretien officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Carver, Mass. Gifts in her memory may be made to Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.