WEST BOYLSTON, Mass., and BLAINE – Mina Fern Noble Beals, 89, loving wife of the late Cleveland Beals, died Monday, March 17, 2008, after an illness. She was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Blaine, the youngest child of Harry and Ida (Currie) Noble of Mars Hill and Freeport. Mrs. Beals graduated from Aroostook Central Institute High School, Mars Hill, in 1937, and regularly coordinated their reunion activities for many years. After raising her children, she worked for the University of Maine for 26 years as secretary, first at Potato Handling Research Center and then at Aroostook Farm before retiring. She was an active member of First Free Baptist Church of Blaine, belonged to the Women’s Missionary Society of the church, the Happy Hour Club, the Mars Hill and Blaine Community Club, and the Blaine and Mars Hill Senior Citizen Group, holding offices in each club at various times. She moved to West Boylston, Mass., in 2001, to be closer to her loving family. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, crosswords and reading. Mina is survived by a daughter, Judith and her husband, Dick Roiko, of Leominster, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Danny Beals and his wife, Mary, of Milford, Mass., Bart Beals and his wife, Marsha, of Hudson, Mass., Lee Beals and his wife, Ann, of Shrewsbury, Mass., Denise Lake and her husband, Tom, of West Boylston, Mass., Shannon Spencer and her husband, Eric, of Worcester, Mass., Todd Beals of Grafton, Mass., Richard King of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tina Sontag and her husband, Andy, of West Boylston, Mass., and Tammy Caley and her husband, John, of Leominster, Mass.; two brothers-in-law, Harris Beals of Longport, N.J., and Wes Beals of Mars Hill; and one sister-in-law, Katherine Noble of Connecticut. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Cleveland Beals; a son, Hazen Beals; a granddaughter, Peggy Calvillo; and seven brothers and sisters. Friends and family may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Duncan Funeral Home, 8 Main St., Mars Hill. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Free First Baptist Church, 21 Robinson Road, Blaine. Burial will be at Topley Cemetery, Blaine. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her name to Free First Baptist Church of Blaine, 21 Robinson Road, Blaine, ME 04734.