YORK HARBOR, Maine — The Rev. Bette Pollock, nee Elizabeth Good, 87,
died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her home. She and her husband, Clark,
moved to Stage Neck Colony in 1978.
The Rev. Pollock was ordained
to the priesthood in 1984 at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, Maine.
For six years she served as associate rector of St. George’s Episcopal
Church in York Harbor and for five years as vicar of the Mission Church
of St. Stephen the Martyr in Waterboro. She was also active in diocesan
ministry serving on the Christian Education Committee, the Commission on
Ministry, the Resource Center Advisory Board, and as a deputy to the
National Church Convention for two years.
While serving as
president of the Standing Committee of the diocese, Bette presided over
the convention which elected Chilton Knudsen as the 8th Bishop of Maine.
She was active at St. George’s as a volunteer assistant priest, choir
member, and teacher.
Bette was active in the church throughout her life especially in
education. She was director of Christian Education for 18 years at St.
John’s Episcopal Church in Worthington, Ohio, before being ordained and
moving to York Harbor. She enjoyed teaching, storytelling and leading
Bette was born and raised in Van Wert, Ohio, where she
attended public schools. She graduated from Eleanor McMain High School
for Girls in New Orleans, La., attended Harriett Sophie Newcomb College
and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a BS
in Speech and Radio. She received her Master of Divinity degree from
Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio.
In 1949 she
married her childhood sweetheart, Clark Pollock, who predeceased her in
1994. She is survived by a son, Christopher B. Pollock and his wife
Victoria of Berwick, La.; a daughter Micaela L. Pollock of York Beach,
Maine. A son, Roland M. Pollock died in 1997.
Prior to Clark’s
retirement and moving to York harbor, they lived in Lafayette, Ind.,
Binghamton, N.Y., Annville, Pa., Sioux City, Iowa, and Worthington,
Ohio, making the church the center of their lives in each place.
hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 24 in the
Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 6 in St. George’s Episcopal Church at a time to be announced.
may be made to the Memorial Fund at St. George’s Episcopal Church, PO
Box 364, York Harbor, ME 03911. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.