Remembering Our Alumnae

Elizabeth Woolls Akar '47

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Elizabeth Burns Woolls Akar, 85, died August 2, 2012. Elizabeth, known as Betty by her friends, was born in Alexandria, VA, on July 7, 1927, the daughter of the late Judge William Pape and Ruth (Roberts) Woolls. She graduated from Saint Mary's Academy in Alexandria, VA in 1943 and from Saint Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, MD in 1947. She married Hamdi Akar, MD, also of Alexandria, VA, on October 12, 1952. Dr. Akar and Mrs. Akar moved to Bath, ME, in 1955. Betty was devoted to her family and her community, and volunteered for many local organizations, including the Kennebec Art Club, Bath Memorial Hospital, the Patten Free Library, and the Bath Garden Club. She was a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church in Bath. Betty enjoyed gardening, bridge, tennis, travel, piano and was an accomplished artist, specializing in oil paintings.

She is survived by her loving husband of nearly sixty years, Hamdi Akar, M.D. of Bath, three daughters, Rahime Morgan and her husband the Reverend Joel D. Morgan of Buena Vista, CO, Margaret Fast of Cumberland Foreside, ME, and Elizabeth Willard and her husband Glenn Willard of Bend, OR, five grandchildren, Benjamin Morgan, Tiffany Morgan Ellis, Joshua Morgan, Harry Fast and Thomas Fast, two sisters, Ruth Roberts Woolls of Broad Run, VA and Margaret Harmon Woolls of Alexandria, VA, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Hamdi Akar, Jr. and two brothers, William Pape Woolls, Jr., and Judge James Woolls. The Akar family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the staff of Mid Coast Hospital and the Winship Green Nursing Center for their compassionate care of Betty during her illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath

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