BATH — Elizabeth Burns Woolls Akar, 85, died Aug. 2. 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.
Akar 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, on Oct. 12, 1952. The couple moved to Bath in 1955.
Akar 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.
Akar enjoyed gardening, bridge, tennis, travel and piano, and was an accomplished artist, specializing in oil paintings.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Hamdi Akar, of Bath; three daughters Rahime Morgan and her husband, the Rev. Joel D. Morgan, of Buena Vista, Colo.; daughter Margaret Fast, of Cumberland Foreside; daughter Elizabeth Willard and her husband, Glenn Willard, of Bend, Ore.; 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.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her son, Hamdi Akar, Jr., and two brothers, William Pape Woolls, Jr. and Judge James Woolls.
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, DC 20004.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.
Elizabeth Burns Woolls Akar