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BETTY LOU BUXTONEXETER & DEXTER Betty Lou Buxton, 67, died unexpectedly July 14, 2006 at her Fairway Knolls residence. She was born April 27, 1939 at Exeter, the youngest of 12 children to Lyle and Eva (Cyr) Downing, Sr. She attended Corinna Union Academy and was employed at Dexter Shoe Company for over 21 years. Betty was a past member of the Cleora Rebekah Lodge in Corinna, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Newport.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Henry Buxton, who died July 19, 2001; a sister, Althea; and 3 brothers, Lyle, Jr., Maynard and Robert.

She is survived by 2 sons, Kevin, his wife Karen, and their son Jason Clark of Manchester, NH, Scott and wife Tracey, and their children, Travis and Erica Buxton of Exeter; 2 brothers, Alton and wife Alice Downing of Hermon, James and wife Patricia Downing of Exeter; 5 sisters, Zelma Issler, Delores Landry and Barbara Grimes, all of Massachusetts, Rita Bean of Corinth, and Nancy Cyr of Greenville; as well as nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM Monday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, July 18th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 59 Libby Hill Road, Newport. Burial will be in the family lot, North Newport Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street; Suite 300; Topsham, ME 04086.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to

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