MILWAUKIE — Elizabeth (Betty) Maire, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, died Jan. 25. She was 96.

Mrs. Maire was born April 13, 1917, to William and Sophie (Lubisher) VanAckeren.  She graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital nursing program in 1939, and worked as a registered nurse. She married Dr. Eugene (Gene) Maire in 1940, and they lived in Milwaukie. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister and her husband of 71 years.  She is survived by her children, Judy Maire, Shelton, Wash.; Peggy Gratton, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Janet Harris, Temecula, Calif.; John Maire, Canby; and Patty Gardner, Sultan, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services are pending. Memorial donations can be made to St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie.