BAILEYVILLE – Greta Scott Leighton , 78 of Baileyville passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones on March 9, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.  Greta was born June 6, 1938 the youngest of 6 children to Ralph & Margaret (Hannington) Scott of Baileyville. 

Greta graduated from Woodland High School 1957, attended beautician school, worked  a short time for Georgia Pacific and had a long career serving those in need at Bangor Mental Health Institute, retiring in 2000. 

Greta grew up in the neighborhood of the Woodland junction, which she spent many years of her life retelling the funny stories of her childhood. Greta cherished her weekly gatherings with her circle of friends that were full of laughter and spending special time together. Greta attended and supported the Woodland Methodist church. She enjoyed many evenings of beano with her sister Charlene.

Greta spent her life dedicated to her children, family and friends always bringing much laughter and joy to those around her with her special sense of humor. She had a love for cooking and crafting projects making something special for anyone in need to brighten their day or to make someone laugh. 

She was predeceased by her parents, infant son David Boomer, loving husband Carl “Bud” Leighton, brothers Frances Scott, Ernest “Bungy” Scott, sisters Barbara Scott, Louise Scott Stimson, brother-in-law Lawrence Perkin.  She will be greatly missed by her surviving family and friends, son Brian Boomer and his wife Janelle of Baileyville, son Brent Boomer and his wife Elizabeth of Baileyville, daughter Lisa Jacobs and her husband Paul of South Bend, Indiana, sister Charlene Perkins of Baileyville, sister-in-law Vivian Scott of South Princeton, grandchildren Scott Boomer, Katharine Boomer,  Cristine Boomer, Michelle Boomer, Kylie Jacobs, great grandson Reid, and a large loving family of  nieces, cousins, step children and step grandchildren. 

A special thanks to the medical staff of Calais Regional Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center for the outstanding and loving care given throughout Greta’s illness. A celebration of life for Greta will be held in the spring, date to be announced.