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, 26, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a 15 month courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by his loving wife, family, friends, and fellow firefighters. He was born at the Yokota Air Force Base in Japan, on February 21, 1986, the son of Ernest and Melodie (Caswell) Jock, Jr. Dan graduated from the Littleton Charter School in 2004. He had worked for Spencer Richardson of Home ICU in Swiftwater, NH, and more recently, he worked for Walter E. Jock Oil Company, Inc. in Wells River, VT as an oil burner technician. Dan married Megan Winot on February 15, 2012. He was volunteer firefighter on the Woodsville Fire Department since 2004. Dan was a Level II Certified Firefighter and a RIT Certified Firefighter. He enjoyed training with others and was an excellent pump operator. He was a member of the Red Knights Chapter #5, Wells River. Dan will be remembered for practical jokes. He loved hanging with his friends and his children. He was predeceased by his mother, Melodie (Caswell) Jock; and an aunt, Pamela Caswell Dana. Survivors include his wife Megan (Winot) Jock of Woodsville; three children, Matthew C., Joey A., and Jaylynn M. Jock all of Woodsville; his father, Ernest Jock, Jr. of Norfolk, NY; a sister, Ashley Jock of Moira, NY; maternal grandparents, Bonnie Caswell Poor and husband Robert of Bath, NH; paternal grandparents, Ernest Jock, Sr. and wife Carrie DeBeer Jock of Brushton, NY; two aunts, Angela Borger and husband Neil and Christine Fleury and husband John; two uncles, Chester Caswell and wife Catherine and Dave Jock; several cousins; and his fire family. Calling hours will be on Friday, April 6, from 6 to 8 PM at the Woodsville Emergency Service Building, 4910 Dartmouth College Highway, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 7, at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Rev. Lyn Winter officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dan Jock Fund, c/o North Country Public Safety Officers Foundation, PO Box 239, Franconia, NH 03580.
, 68, of Daniels Road, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at her home. Catherine was born in Rutland, VT, September 17, 1943, the daughter of James Walter and Laura Irene (Poole) Comeau. She owned and operated the Mine Mine Mine Farm in Pike. Catherine was a very strong animal activist. In 2004 Cathy, along with a group of other concerned and caring individuals, helped to form the Twin State Humane Society. She was predeceased by her friend, John N. Arrigo on April 8, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Vincent Patrick of Ipswich, MA and Stanton Patrick of Rutland, VT; 4 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Comeau of Malta, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Cathy s life will be held at the farm at a later date. The family respectfully asks that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the Twin State Humane Society, PO Box 263, Pike, NH 03780.
North Haverhill, NH - Herbert Edward Reed
, In the early 1930 s, Herb s parents, Ralph and Lura Reed, moved their family of seven children from Lincoln, NH, where Herb was born, to North Haverhill so as to establish a means of livelihood through independent dairy farming. Living in his home on Horse Meadow Road since he was five years of age, Herb attended school in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill Academy in 1943. A gentle, Godly, and hard-working man, Herb was a man of few words, but great in wisdom which was oft seasoned by his dry wit and New England humor. He loved working the land, working with animals and always appreciated others whom shared these same passions. He would not have wanted anything written of his life s achievements or accomplishments fearing in a holy manner to take personal credit for that which he knew God, and God alone, did through him as a willing vessel. Herb loved, reverently feared, and always attempted to honor God through love for his wife, family, friends, and people in general. He always tried to see the God-potential in individuals through the eyes of the Lord Jesus, the Christ. His church family was especially near to his heart, and he loved music which exalted his Lord. Herb died at Cottage Hospital on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. He leaves a rich heritage which is beyond earthly measure to his family, his son, Ron & wife Rae Reed of Belleview, FL, and their family, his daughter, Jo Anne Jaworski and husband Benjamin, of North Haverhill, his two granddaughters, Pamela Roberts and husband Steve of Willington, CT, and their five children Sarah, Rebekah, Paul, Mary & Samuel, and granddaughter Michelle Elliott and husband Mark of Benton, NH, and their three children Monica, Andrew, and Lauren. Herb s beloved wife, Marilyn, predeceased him in 1998. Bertha Farnham of North Haverhill is Herb s only living sibling. Many nieces and nephews throughout the country will recall with fondness memories of their Uncle Herb on the farm. A service celebrating the life of Herb will be on Tuesday, April 10th at 3 PM at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, North Haverhill, NH. Pastor George Hemway will officiate. It was Herb s request that any donations be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774, Attn: Deb Foster. Herb enjoyed countless hours there with friends, old and new. The center greatly enriched Herb s life in a variety of ways and the Center s staff became Herb s extended family.
, 74, passed away on April 8, 2012, at his residence following a short bout with cancer. He was born in Woodsville, NH, August 28, 1937, a son of Cyrena (Jolin) Getchell and Claude L. Gadwah, Sr., he attended schools in Woodsville and started work at an early age on local farms and delivered milk for the former Hastings Dairy of Woodsville. For forty seven years he worked at the former Newman Lumber Company and continued work at the company following its sale to the Davidson Company. In his semi-retired years, he worked for the Woodsville Fire District Highway Dept. He took pride in his work at keeping the parks and playgrounds grass mowed during the summer and sidewalks clean and clear of snow and ice in the winter. Gene retired from this work in December 2011. He was a life member of the Ammonoosuc Valley Fish and Game Club, had served honorably in the National Guard for nine years, and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Haverhill. Gene was well known for his love of hunting, fishing, and target shooting, and over the years earned many trophies for his marksmanship. He was predeceased by his first wife, Diana (Arsenault) Gadwah on July 13, 2003 and his parents, Cyrena and Claude. Survivors include his wife Gail, (Bedell), a son, Gene H. Gadwah and wife Wendy of North Haverhill, NH, a daughter, Lisa Gadwah and husband Michael of Woodsville, five grandchildren, Diana Self and husband Ryan of Glencliff, NH, Sunshine Gadwah and husband Edward, Tonya and Madeline Gadwah, and Michael Gadwah II, four great grandchildren, Autumn and George Self, Alysha and Trinity Gadwah, three step children Terry Fairbrother and husband Bruce, Peter Knights and wife Angel, and Lynn Knights and friend Diane, along with several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; two brothers, Dean Gadwah and wife Bunny of Lebanon, NH and Claude Gadwah and wife Jackie of Woodsville, along with several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 11th, from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The funeral service will be on Thursday, April 12th, at 11 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Susan Ellery officiating. Burial will follow in Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cottage Hospital Oncology Dept., PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785
North Haverhill, NH – Donald Clarence Phelps
, 83, of Lime Kiln Road, and formerly of South Ryegate, VT, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. He was born in South Ryegate, VT, February 21, 1929, a son of Clarence E. and Violet G. (Lee) Phelps. He served with the US Army in Korea, and later worked for the US Postal Service. For many years he worked at the White River Jct., VT Post Office before retiring as the Postmaster in Bradford, VT. Donald was a member and former Trustee of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church and is a former member and Chief of the South Ryegate Fire Dept., along with being a member of the National Postmasters Association of the United States. He married the former Virginia A. Russell on September 13, 1963. He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Phelps and Pearl Morrison; and three brothers, Raymond, Gordon, and Durwood Phelps. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Virginia Phelps of North Haverhill; two sons, Gordon Peterson of Ryegate, VT and Ronald Peterson of Groton, VT; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Miriam Elliott of South Ryegate, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Following Donald’s wishes, there will be no public services scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, 101A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-1115.
, 95, of Scott Memorial Highway, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center, St. Johnsbury, VT. She was born in Groton, VT, March 19, 1917, one of seven children to Ellery and Effie (Crouse) Page. She married Harold S. Eastman on March 30, 1932. Pearlene worked for the US Postal Service as a postal clerk for 27 years at the Groton Post Office. After her retirement Harold and Pearlene enjoyed spending time at their camp on Baker River in Wentworth, NH. Pearlene will be fondly remembered for all the special occasion cards that she sent out to family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Harold S. Eastman, Sr. on May 5, 2003; and five sisters, Ellen Williams, Alice McDonald, Freda Williams, Dorothy Page, and Mary Hatch; and a brother, Leo Page. Survivors include her daughter, Juelle Lamberton and husband Milton of Groton, VT; a son, Harold S. Buzzy Eastman, Jr. and wife Betty of Groton, VT; three grandchildren, Judy Corbett and husband Pat, Gary Lamberton and wife Kathleen, and Lisa Hart and husband Steve; six great grandchildren, Taylor and Lauren Lamberton, Emilee and Ellyn Hart, Shaun Corbett and wife Emilye, and Daniel Corbett and wife Nicole; one great great grandson, Colton Corbett; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be on Saturday, April 28, at 1 PM at the Groton Village Cemetery, with Pastor Candace Ricker of the Groton United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Groton United Methodist Church, c/o Memorial Fund, Scott Memorial Highway, Groton, VT 05046.
, 97, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Central Vermont Hospital, Berlin, VT. Bob s family and friends are grateful for his full and generous life. Born in New York City on August 4, 1914 to James and Marie (Goldman) Gruber, Bob lived in Manhattan where he graduated from high school in 1931. In 1935, following his passion for farming, he moved to Doylestown, PA to attend The National Farm School where he graduated in 1937 majoring in General Agriculture. He worked on farms in and around NY until he married Aline Stern April 9, 1946. After the birth of Jimmy in 1947, they moved to Watkins Glen, NY where they lived for 8 years during which time Kathy was born in 1956. Before moving to Vermont in 1959, Bob studied at Cornell University and then in Groton started his career with Eastern A.I. where he worked breeding cows until his retirement in 1981. During their retirement years Bob and Aline travelled, canoed, enjoyed woodworking projects and visited family. Robert gave freely of his time to others by delivering senior meals, working with Barre s Reparative Justice Program and volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem in St. Johnsbury. He helped build and then attended Plainfield Meeting and participated in peace efforts. At age 80 he and his friends hiked the Long Trail and then hiked about 900 miles of the Appalachian Trail during the next 10 years. Bob s wife, Aline (Stern), predeceased him on May 11, 1988; his son, James S. Gruber in 2001; and brother, Walter Gruber in 1991. Survivors include his daughter, Katherine Gruber of Richmond, VT; grandson, Eli Gruber and great grandson, Silas Gruber both of Lyndon, VT; sister, Helen Kraus of Saratoga Springs, NY; daughter in law, Janet Thorn of Lyndon, VT; and several nieces and nephews. Pleases join us for celebration of his life including a potluck held at the Groton Community Building on Route 302 on Saturday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Food Bank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 87, passed away quietly on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at The Pines in Lyndonville, VT. Betty was born in St. Johnsbury, VT. She was the daughter of Clarence and Josephine (Ferris) Barrett. She married William Albert Minshull Jr., the love of her life, in Newbury, VT, and they had one son, with another on the way when he was called to serve his country in World War II. She waited patiently for him to return to her. Betty and William bought their home in Waterford where they raised four children. As was customary Betty stayed home and raised the family but was always volunteering at the school and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW. Her home was her pride and joy and she welcomed everyone. More than anything Betty loved her family. She created many happy holiday memories and never forgot a birthday. Holidays were not complete unless all of her family was gathered. Her other love was watching wildlife, especially birds. She fed them year round, and passed this love on to her children. A love she found late in life was the ocean where she spent some special times both on Cape Cod and in Maine. Betty loved her children but grandchildren and great grandchildren were the sparkle of her eye. Unconditional love was important to her, which meant showering her family with love and affection at all times not just on special occasions. Playing card games or fixing a favorite snack with her grandchildren was always enjoyable and she used these times to install morals, family values and life lessons. Grandchildren always felt special under her watchful eye. Betty was also a woman of great faith. A day did not go by that she did not read from her Bible and her prayers were always for her loved ones. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William; two sons, Michael and Timothy; a granddaughter, Kimberly; seven sisters, Ruth Friend, Louise Lundstrom, Margaret Smith, Audrey Blain, Marion Stone, Bertha Barrett, and Patricia Barrett; and two brother’s, Clarence Barrett and William Barrett. She is survived by her beloved son, Robert of South Natick, MA; a beloved daughter, Jane Tenney and husband Allen of East Burke, VT; seven grandchildren, Kevin Minshull, Sarah and Tien Minshull, Hope Waterfield, Hollie Tenney, Jared and Allison Minshull; four great grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Daniel, Tyler, and Aniyah; a devoted sister, Mabel Barrett; a sister, Katherine Hill; three brothers, Herbert, Kenneth, and Clinton Barrett; beloved sister-in-law, Elizabeth Santaw; special family friend, Jerry Pierce; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no visiting hours and burial will be private for immediate family only at the Riverside Cemetery, Waterford, VT. Memorial contributions can be made in Betty’s memory, if desired to charity of your choice or the Passumpsic Community Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Passumpsic, VT, 05861.
South Ryegate, VT George Robert Bob Johnson
, 88, of Pinehurst Street, died on April 20, 2012 at his home following a period of failing health. He was born January 24, 1924 in Williamsport, PA, a son of George Robert and Albertina Ruth (Kidder) Johnson. At the age of 16, Bob enlisted in the US Army and served with the 47th AAA Brigade in Germany, France, Britain, Iceland and Holland attaining the rank of Corporal. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He married the former Irene Normand in Wells River, VT, on September 21, 1947. Bob worked as a stone cutter for the various granite sheds in South Ryegate and retired from Gandin Bros. Bob was a member and Past Master of Pulaski Lodge #58 F&AM and was a member and Past Patron of the Corinthian Chapter #42 OES of Wells River. He was also a member of Haverhill Memorial Post #5245 of the VFW and of the South Ryegate United Presbyterian Church. Bob was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Jobin and Gertrude Christopher. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Irene Johnson of South Ryegate; three daughters, Linda Libuda and husband Gerald of Burlington, VT, Janis Conger and husband William of Paso Robles, CA, and Kim Morrison and husband Alan of Little River, SC; two grandchildren, Christopher Cassady and wife Stephanie and Jessica Nash and husband Darren, all of California; three great grandchildren, Colin Cassady, Taylor Cassady, and Cassandra Nash, also of California; a sister-in-law, Judie Bennett of Punta Gorda, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Following Bob s wishes, there will be no public services. A private family service will be held at a future date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one s choice.
, 89, of Plain Road, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, in North Haverhill, NH. He was born October 3, 1922 in New York, NY, a son of Christian and Minnie (Wessel) Haeussler. Alfred served with U.S. Navy during World War II from October 31, 1943 to May 18, 1946. He married Ruth Groner on February 19, 1971. Alfred worked for 42 years in Research and Development with Sperry Gyroscope Company in Lake Success, NY. They lived in West Hempstead, Long Island, NY. Alfred and Ruth bought a piece of property on Plain Road in the 1970 s and retired to Bath permanently in November 1983. In his childhood years he was active with the Boy Scouts. Alfred and Ruth attended the Bath Congregational Church. He always enjoyed working on the Old Home Day in Bath. He loved to help people and was known for being a people person . Alfred loved spending time with his family. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Wietzel. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ruth (Groner) Haeussler of Bath; three daughters, Patti Grasso and husband Carl of Huntington, NY, Suzanne Keene of Buffalo, NY, and Barbara Host of San Diego, CA; a son, Harold Host and his wife Pam of Atlanta, GA; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one nephew, John Wietzel. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, May 5, at 3 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Rev. Lyn Winter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH Ernest Wallace Hartley
, Sr., 70, formerly of Piermont, NH, died on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH. Ernie was born June 13, 1941, in Haverhill, NH, a son of Ernest D. and Mildred (Hill) Hartley. He attended Bradford Academy and then served with the U.S. Army from August 28, 1958 to August 28, 1961, attaining the rank of Specialist. Ernie was a self-employed master electrician and plumber. He also worked as a building contractor in Piermont. For several years, he served the Piermont community as a part time police officer and volunteer fireman. He was a member of the New Hampshire Plumbers Association. His passions were coin collecting, hunting, working and he was a fan of racing. He thoroughly enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his children, grandchildren, great grandson, and all of his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest D. Hartley on April 11, 2007 and Mildred (Hill) Hartley on July 1, 2008. Survivors include his three children, Cindy Daley and husband Rob of New London, NH, Ernest W. Hartley, Jr. and wife Pam of Piermont, and Annette Hartley-White and husband Dave of Bradford, VT; his former wife, Nancy Hartley of Haverhill, NH; a sister, Diane H. Winot and husband Bill of Piermont; two brothers, Wendell F. Hartley, Sr. and wife June of Bradford, and Ronald E. Hartley of Lima, Peru; five grandchildren, Heather Daley, Geoff Daley, Dana Hartley and wife Britney, Ashley O Donnell and Derrick O Donnell; one great grandson, Landyn Leo O Donnell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 3, from 6-8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Friday, May 4, at 2 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Cynthia Batten officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the South Lawn Cemetery, Piermont, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Piermont Police Department, PO Box 67, Piermont, NH 03779.
, 60, of Scott Highway, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, May 4, 2012. David was born in Haverhill, NH, on November 26, 1951, to Lyle and Barbara (Turner) Grimes. He graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1970. On January 19, 1974, he married Jane Charland. In his younger years, David worked at Dud s Service Station in Woodsville, NH. He then joined the New Hampshire National Guard, retiring as a Staff Sergeant after 27 years of service. He has worked at Green Mountain Monogram in Wells River, VT, off and on for ten years. David was an active member of the Ammonoosuc Fish and Game Club. He has been a longtime member of the Bradford Country Club and later, of the Blackmount Country Club, where he has played countless rounds of golf. Over the years, they enjoyed traveling through the Midwest and Southwest. A fine cook, he prepared gourmet meals for friends and family and provided Christmas meals for the residents at the Atkinson Residence in Newbury, VT. David will be fondly remembered for his carpentry skills, for building furniture, and for volunteering his time. He was predeceased by his parents, Lyle and Barbara Grimes; and a niece, Karen Gordon on August 12, 2011. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jane (Charland) Grimes of South Ryegate; a daughter, Cathy Grimes of Woodsville; two sons, Mark Grimes and wife Aimee` of Isle La Motte, VT and Mike Grimes and wife Bonnie of Germany; four grandchildren, Ryan, Joel, Travis, and Alexandra; two sisters, Mary Gajewski of Peidmont, MO and Terry Fleeman also of MO; a brother, Steven Grimes of Las Vegas, NV; and a nephew, Ed Woods and wife Karen of North Haverhill, NH. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 9, from 2:30-4:30 PM. A prayer service and time of reflection will follow. A private family burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of one s choice.
, 42, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his home. He was born in Haverhill, NH, September 18, 1969, the son of David A. and Mary Lou (Burroughs) Boyce. Brian graduated from Oxbow High School with the class of 1987. On October 7, 1989, he married Cindy Hamlett. He worked for many years as an assistant foreman and truck driver for the Town of Newbury, VT Highway Department. Brian enjoyed racing, sports, hunting, fishing, softball, horseshoes, and basketball. He also loved going to camp for family get-togethers and for maple sugaring season with his dad and brother Bruce. He served on the Newbury Recreational Board as a coach for the Newbury Little League and Softball teams. Brian also served out his father s term as a trustee for the Boltonville Cemetery. He was predeceased by his father, David A. Boyce on December 18, 2011. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Cindy Boyce of Wells River; his three children, Brandon J. Boyce and Cassandra Wallace, Justin D. Boyce and Heidi Terrio, and Shanon L. Boyce, all of Wells River; his mother, Mary Lou Boyce of Wells River; his twin brother, Bruce Boyce and wife Tania of Wells River; his sister, Wanda Kosakowski and husband Stan of South Ryegate, VT; his maternal grandmother, Bertha R. Burroughs of North Haverhill, NH; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and numerous in-laws. Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 8 at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Friday, May 18, at 3 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Boltonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oxbow High School, c/o Bruce Bishop, 36 Oxbow Drive, Bradford, VT 05033 for the Brian Boyce Memorial Athletic Scholarship.
, 69, of Keenan Lane, died at her home on Sunday, May 13, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. Phyllis was born in Columbia, NH, on April 18, 1943, to Ralph A. and Althea (Riley) Hammond. After attending McIndoe Falls Academy for three years, Phyllis graduated from Woodsville High School in 1961. She then attended and graduated from Pierce Business College, Concord, NH. On June 23, 1962, Phyllis married Paul in the Monroe Methodist Church. Along with being a homemaker, Phyllis drove school buses for Elmer Chamberlin in Monroe. She hand-laced shoes at home for the Henshel Shoe Corporation of Littleton, NH. She and her husband were owners of Paul s Whistle Stop in McIndoe Falls, VT. Phyllis was a member of the Monroe Community Church and was active in church events and suppers. She always worked at and supported the Lord s Acre Auction. She played clarinet in McLure s Alumni Band, was a 4-H leader with the Hunt Mt. 4-H Club in Monroe, sang with the Monroe Mellotones and the Methodist Church choir, and volunteered at the West Barnet Senior Meal Site. Along with her husband, Paul, she was named as Citizen of the Year for the Blue Mt. Grange in 2010. In her spare time, she enjoyed flower gardening, knitting socks, scarves, and hats, quilting, watching wildlife and feeding the birds. She enjoyed supporting her grandchildren at all of their events. Phyllis was predeceased by her father, Ralph Hammond on October 10, 2003; her mother, Althea (Riley) Hammond on December 19, 2004; her daughter, Pamela Jean Keenan on May 31, 1997, and by a sister, Virginia Cinnamond on February 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Paul Keenan of Ryegate; two sons, David P. Keenan and wife Beverly of Lyndonville, VT and Matthew S. Keenan and wife Karen of Jaffrey, NH ; five grandchildren, Ashley Keenan, Scott and Staci Keenan, and Danny and Andrew Keenan; four sisters, Gloria A. Moore of Monroe, NH, Edith Craig of Vail, AZ, Barbara Farr and husband Maynard of Monroe, and Mary Hatch and husband Paul of Enosburg Falls, VT; brother-in-law, Dick Cinnamond of Monroe; sister-in-law, Alice Frazer of Monroe; brother-in-law, Robert Keenan of East Ryegate; an aunt; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the Monroe Community Church, Woodsville Road, Monroe, NH, on Friday, May 18, at 2 PM, with Rev. Dr. Donald Thomas, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Barnet Senior Meal Site, PO Box 134, Barnet, VT 05821 or to the Monroe Community Church, c/o Mr. Winston Currier, Harley View Drive, Monroe, NH 03771.
North Haverhill, NH Everett Wesley Henson
, 80, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Everett was born in Colebrook, NH, May 25, 1931, the son of Leroy E. and Mariette (Hodge) Henson. He received his Associate Degree in Agriculture from the Thompson School at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Everett married Lois Davis on December 27, 1952. He served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War from July 7, 1953 to June 2, 1955. Following his time in the service, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a Soil Conservation Technician, retiring in 1986. Everett was a member of the Ross-Wood Post #20 American Legion of Woodsville, VFW Post #5245 of North Haverhill, National Rifle Association, and Ammonoosuc Fish and Game Club. He was former member of the Soil Conservation Society of America, Cohase Lions Club, former leader of the Boy Scout Troop #152 in North Haverhill, and the North Haverhill Fire Department. Everett was an organic gardener and orchardist. He loved fishing, hunting, and bee keeping. He had a passion for learning and was always researching items in an atlas, map, or by reading a book. He was predeceased by five sisters, Evelyn Lewis, Mildred Stewart, Rena Thompson, Edith Henson, and Pearl Gooley; three brothers, Howard Henson, Willard Henson, and Richard Henson. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lois Henson of North Haverhill; his four children, Richard Henson of North Haverhill, Douglas Henson and wife Bonnie of North Haverhill, Martha Henson and husband Jim Betts of Winthrop, ME, and Melissa Roy and husband Camille of North Haverhill; ten grandchildren, Elizabeth Henson, Sarah Henson, Zachary Henson, Jonathan Henson, Justin Henson, Joy Henson, M. Nicholas Burns, Andrew Burns, Todd Moulton, and Benjamin Moulton; three great grandchildren, Kaya, Charlie, and Lily; a sister, Nell Henson of Colebrook, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, May 21, from 6 to 8 at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, May 22, at 1 PM at the North Haverhill United Methodist Church in North Haverhill, with Pastor Susan Ellery officiating. Burial will follow at the Center Haverhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785 or North Haverhill United Methodist Church, PO Box 29, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH after suffering a heart attack Tuesday evening. She had battled defiantly both severe diabetes and Parkinson s disease and was recovering from several months of recent hospitalization in the home of her son Kevin, of Ryegate, VT, who was at her bedside at the time of her death. Mrs. Proctor was born March 6, 1930 in Blackwell, OK, the daughter of John David and Mary Ellen (Jackson) Wilson. As Betty was beginning grade school, the family was caught up in the throes of The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl. They relocated from Blackwell to Aurora, MO where her father found employment in the flour mill of the Majestic Milling Company. The mill burned down in July 1940, and in September of that year the family moved back to OK, settling in El Reno and initially living with Betty s grandmother Wilson. Betty s father found employment at the flour mills in El Reno, built a home here, and Betty spent the remainder of her life in El Reno until her recent relocation to Vermont. As part of the Trades & Industries program in high school, Betty began working in the business office of South-western Bell Telephone Co. (now AT&T). She continued to work there for several years after graduation from El Reno High School in 1947. She attended business college and during her work career held numerous secretarial and administrative positions with various mortgage companies as well as Xerox Corp. Betty also supplemented her growing family s income working in food service, and was the hostess at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in Nichols Hills for many years. She had learned a great deal about food service from working alongside her mother, who operated two cafes in El Reno during World War II into the 1950s. In later years, Betty worked as a caregiver-companion, and her last job which she so thoroughly enjoyed was as a docent at the Canadian County Historical Museum in El Reno. Betty Jean Wilson married Kenneth Jay Proctor on December 23, 1949, with whom she had four children. Betty was an avid collector of antiques-especially vintage glass-and had a keen interest in family genealogy and local history. She shared a special bond with daughter DeAnn, and with DeAnn s children Brynna, Jay and Michael Riley whom she helped raise and who lived and cared for her during her years of declining health. Mrs. Proctor was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kenneth. She is survived by her children: son, Richard Kent Proctor and wife Vicki; daughter, Mary DeAnn Proctor Riley (all of El Reno, OK); son, Kevin Jay Proctor and partner Ron Cressy of Ryegate, VT; and son, Kyle Reydon Proctor and wife Teisha of St. Johnsbury, VT. Survivors also include her brother, John David Wilson, Jr. and wife Clydell of Bakersfield, CA; sister-in-law Margerie Ables of Winter Haven, FL; eight grandchildren, Trisha Ann Murray and husband Jay, Richard Shane Proctor and wife Mindy, Jay Quentin Riley, Michael William Riley, Brynna DeAnn Riley, Landon Kyle Proctor, Logan Blake Proctor and Lauren Kate Proctor; and three great-grandchildren, Brady Shane Proctor, Madison Scott Murray and Miles Ken Murray. Mrs. Proctor also leaves behind three nieces and six nephews. Burial will be in El Reno Cemetery with arrangements pending.
, 95, formerly of Airport Road, died May 23, 2012 at the Lafayette Center, Franconia, NH. She was born in Woodstock, NH, December 13, 1916, to Leigh and Mary O. (Smith) Avery. Shirley was a graduated from the Woodstock High School and the Plymouth Normal School. She taught elementary school and later was a dietary aid and coordinator of volunteers at Grafton County Nursing Home. She married Roland G. McKean on December 22, 1945. Shirley was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #5245 in North Haverhill. She belonged to the North Haverhill United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women s Club for many years, and was the assistant manager for the Dean Memorial Airport in North Haverhill. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland McKean on September 26, 1997; and a daughter, Beverly Morton-Manyk on April 15, 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Woods of Bath, NH; four grandchildren, Daryl Manyk, Michael Manyk, Daniel Woods and Deborah Zambon; six great grandchildren, Tyler Zambon, Ryan Zambon, Brian Zambon, Kayla Woods, Josh Woods, and Mitchell Manyk. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Thursday, May 31, at 1 PM at the North Haverhill United Methodist Church, 2900 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH with Pastor Susan Ellery officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Center Haverhill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Post #5245, c/o Bertha Aremburg, 2929 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774 or the United Methodist Women, c/o Althea Page, 56 Ridge Drive, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, of Haverhill, NH died on May 23, 2012 in Hanover, NH. He was born on August 3, 1935 in Ringoes, NJ, the son of Norman F. Page and Charlotte K. Page of Haverhill, NH. He lived in Ramsey, NJ. and attended public schools there. From 1951 to 54 he attended and graduated from the Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1958. Thereafter he did graduate work in historic preservation at the College of William & Mary and received an MA in 1969. After a brief stint as a teacher at Suffield (CT) Academy, he served as curator of the Hartford (CT) State House and thereafter as executive director at the New Hampshire Historical Society from 1969 to 1984. After 1985 he was the first executive director of Inherit New Hampshire (now the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance). In retirement, he returned to his ancestral home town of Haverhill and became active in historic preservation in that community, serving as president of the Haverhill Historical Society for many years and spearheading many local preservation initiatives, including the Ladd Street School Project and the restoration of Alumni Hall. At the time of his death he was actively promoting the ongoing restoration of Pearson Hall, the c.1816 Georgian structure which was the first home of Haverhill Academy, an institution where his grandfather had served as headmaster. When renovated, Pearson Hall will be the permanent home of the Haverhill Historical Society. In 1966 Mr. Page married Ruth Y. Cox of Springfield, PA. She survives him, as do two sons, David H. Page of Hampton, NH and Christopher W. Page of Boxborough, MA; a brother, Ridler W. Page of East Boothbay, ME; a nephew, William R. Page of South Berwick, ME; and nieces Kathryn Page of Hanover, NH and Elizabeth P. Brown of Lyme, NH. There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2 PM in the First Congregational Church of Haverhill UCC, School Street, Haverhill, NH. Burial will follow in Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in memory of John Page may be made to the Pearson Hall Fund c/o Edith Celley, Haverhill Historical Society, Haverhill, NH, 03765
, 62, of Ryegate Road, died on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury, VT. Pete was born in Newport, VT, on October 21, 1949, to Raymond and Sylvia (Curtis) Moulton. He was a graduate of North Country Union High School in Newport. On August 21, 1971, he married Mary L. Midget Moulton. For 31 years, Pete was an excavator operator for Paragon Construction. Most recently, he was working for Chief Construction. Pete raced for thirteen years during the 1970s and 1980s at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH, driving the only pink car and was therefore known as the Pink Panther. For the past several years Pete and Midget were fans of Dale Earnhardt and traveled around the country to visit racetracks. He loved fishing with his grandchildren and had his own worm farm so they would always have plenty of worms for fishing! He will be remembered for his generosity and kind heart, and for taking care of his wife, daughters, and family. Pete was predeceased by his wife Midget on October 26, 2011 and by a sister-in-law Maxine Moulton. He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Marie Huntington and companion Henry Darling of Groton, VT and Susan Rae Moulton Plummer and husband Rob of East Ryegate; five grandchildren, Tyler, Cary, Teigan, Dustin, and Brandon; a son-in-law, Gordon; two sisters, Charlotte Poulin and husband Richard of Texas and Coralie Don and husband Ted of Bennington, VT; two brothers, Charles Moulton of Morgan, VT and Butch Moulton and wife Marlene of East Charleston, VT; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9th, at 11 AM in the First Congreagtional Church of Island Pond, VT.
North Haverhill, NH Josefina Iragorri Roudebush
, 90, of Mt. Lakes, died June 5, 2012 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH following brief illness. She was born in Popayan, Colombia on March 19, 1922, a daughter of Arcadio and Ismaelina (Cordoba) Iragorri. Mrs. Roudebush came to the United States in 1952 and became a citizen in 1954. She married Samuel I. Roudebush on August 22, 1952 and he predeceased her on January 10, 2005. With her husband Sam, she moved to Mt. Lakes in 1987 from New Haven, CT. She volunteered at Cottage Hospital, was a member of Round the World Women, an International Women s Club at Yale University, and was a former member of Prospect Country Club in Connecticut. Josefina also attended St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville. Survivors include three sons Samuel T. Roudebush and wife Sally of Gales Ferry, CT and Fairfax, VA, Peter V. Z. Roudebush and wife LaWanda of Davenport, IA, and Robert E. Roudebush of Mt. Lakes, NH, and a daughter Susan R. Williams of Norfolk, VA; eight grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; a sister Nora Barerra of Levittown, NY; a niece Nora Iragorri and a nephew Michael Iragorri, along with other nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Friday, June 8th from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A prayer service and family reflection will be offered at 6:15 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 9th at 1 PM in St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, CT at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 87, a former longtime Woodsville, NH, resident and most recently of Naples, FL, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at his camp on Lake Groton. Paul was born in Haverhill, NH, May 4, 1925, the son of Nelson Crown Ricker and Dorothy A. (Miller) Ricker. He was raised in Woodsville and graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1943. He served an apprenticeship with the former Rouhan & Swan Funeral Home in Woodsville and later graduated from the American Academy of Mortuary Science in White Plains, NY in 1946. Returning to Woodsville, Paul worked with Mr. Rouhan and became a partner in 1953. He acquired sole ownership in 1963, changing the name to Ricker Funeral Home, and later acquired ownership of funeral homes in the nearby communities of Groton and West Barnet, VT from his cousin, Carroll Ricker. In his early business career he also owned the Woodsville Furniture Store, as well as operating the local ambulance service until 1973. He retired from the funeral business in July 1986. Paul served in many civic capacities: as a Commissioner of the Haverhill Cemetery Association, Commissioner of the Woodsville Water & Light, President of the Cohase Lions Club, and Past President and Trustee of Cottage Hospital. Along with being a member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church, he served on the Administrative Council, was a director of the former National Bank of Newbury in Wells River, VT, and was a former President of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association, and former member of the New Hampshire State Board of Funeral Service. Paul s true passion came with the Masonic Order. He was a member and Past Master of Grafton-Kane Lodge #46 of North Haverhill, where he joined on January 8, 1947, and held a dual membership in Pulaski Lodge # 58 in Wells River, VT. He was a Past Presiding Officer of all Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Littleton and Lancaster. He served as the Potentate of Bektash Shrine Temple AAONMS of Concord in 1977. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Springfield, MA and was a former Worthy Patron of Iona-Lafayette Chapter # 39, Order of the Eastern Star. Later he served as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire in 1986 and 1987. On September 27, 1961 he was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector 33 degree member of the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Paul was the recipient of two distinguished Masonic service medals from the New Hampshire Grand Lodge, the Major General John Sullivan Medal and the Jeremy L. Cross Medal. He married the former Patricia Page on June 27, 1948 in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip J. Ricker and by a brother-in-law, Gordon Smith Page, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Patty Page Ricker of Groton, VT and Naples, FL; a son Philip P. Ricker of Naples, FL; a daughter Paula R. House and husband of Woodsville; two grandchildren, Christopher House and wife Samantha, and Kimberly House; a brother-in-law, Charles Elkins Page; several nephews, one niece, and several cousins. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
, 59, died June 11, 2012, at her home following a period of declining health. Marjorie was born in Weymouth, MA, February 25, 1953, daughter of William E. and Eleanor (Enos) Shane. She graduated from Hingham, MA High School and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Marjorie continued to live in Cambridge, MA for a number of years, and has many friends in the New England area. She moved to Vermont in 1992, and has served as the Librarian at the Tenney Memorial Library in Newbury, VT and also became the librarian at the Groton Public Library in Groton, VT in 2006. She had a love of reading and books that she enjoyed sharing with others, especially the children that would visit the libraries. She held book discussion groups and stitchery groups at both libraries and took books to area seniors weekly. She had a fierce love of community and actively took part in area events and concerts. Most recently, she served on the boards of The Mustard Seed at the Newbury Congregational Church, The Oxbow Senior Independence Program in Newbury and as the secretary of the Northeast Regional Administrator Standards Board. Her chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter balls were famous and especially sought after. Her infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed. Marjorie attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bradford, VT. She enjoyed being a lector, and serving as a Eucharistic and Music Minister in the various churches she has attended. Survivors include her mother: Eleanor Shane of Viborg, SD, four sisters: Nancy Severson of Viborg, SD, Lu-Ann (Chris) Pike of Rushville, MO, Karen (Allen) Moon of Dexter, IA, and Catherine (LyDell) Peterson of Viborg, SD, two brothers: Michael (Lindy) Shane of El Paso, TX, and Patrick Shane of Laughlin, NV, along with several nieces and nephews. There are also many friends that have been so close, special mention to Timm and Mary Lou Judas and their children Hannah and Max. Marjorie loved her life in Vermont, and shared this thought with many friends and family over the years. Marjorie was predeceased by her father William, a sister Lori Ross and a niece, Rachael Whaley. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Tenney Memorial Library in Newbury, Vermont, or the Groton Public Library in Groton, Vermont. A Mass of Christian burial will be at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bradford, VT on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm with burial in St. Paul s Cemetery Hingham, MA on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1 PM.
, 67, was whisked away by angels on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Her husband of 46 years and her immediate family were fortunate enough to be by her side to tell her what a wonderful wife and mother she was. We will always be grateful for that opportunity. No matter what, Pat was always the constant source of support for her family. When the chaplain asked what we loved most about Pat, a unanimous theme was heard. We most admired her strength, support and humor. Pat loved Elvis, crocheting, polar bears, NASCAR, and spending time with her family. She could often be seen cheering on her grandkids on a ball field or from the basketball bleachers. Many fond memories of spaghetti and meatloaf dinners help sustain us today. The sound of her laughter and good natured ribbing will forever ring in our ears. Pat set the example of what a nurturing mother and supportive wife should be. We love and will miss her always. Pat is predeceased by her father Harry Poor, her mother Shirley (Lyndes) Poor, her brother John Poor and his wife Harriet Poor and her sister Marie Poor. Throughout her life she also lost brother and sisters-in-law; Sylvia and Merle Williams, Douglas Hatch, and James Bourgeois. Pat is survived by her husband of 46 years, Roger Hatch, her son Darryl Hatch and his wife Karmen, her daughter Rose Bean and husband Andrew and her best friend and youngest daughter Julie Rood and her husband Rodney. She leaves behind all of her grandchildren whom she adored: Keith, C.J., Julie, Kane, Kelsey, Brendan, Victoria, Ashley and of course Jordan. Pat will forever be in the hearts of her many brother and sisters-in law; Harvey and Rose Hatch, Herbert and Rudene Hatch, Linda Bourgeois and Leo Hatch. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held at the Groton Village Cemetery, Scott Highway, Groton, VT on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 1 PM with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating. All are welcome to come share their memories of Pat. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02210.
, 77, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born in Tuxedo, NY, March 27, 1935, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Balfour) Watchorn. Nancy graduated from Boonton New Jersey High School and Katharine Gibbs School in New York. She worked in New York City then followed her parents to Vermont. She worked at the Green Mountain Inn where she met her future husband, William Barbour to whom she was married on October 31, 1959. They lived in Stowe, VT and later moved to Middlesex, VT. She worked for many years for the State of Vermont in the abandoned properties division and was the secretary for the Vermont State Treasurer, and Financial Officer for the Vermont Community Action Program. Later, Nancy became the financial officer and partner for Barre Army-Navy Store and continued to keep the store s books until 2010. Nancy was devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed trips to North Carolina and Virginia where she loved to listen to Blue Grass Music. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, water color painting, and antique hunting. She spent endless hours with her grandchildren on the front porch of their Newark home. Nancy loved cooking holiday meals and spending time with her family in the most beautiful place in the world, Newark, VT. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Barbour of Newark, VT; one daughter, Penny Barbour-Jones and husband Larry Jones of Moretown, VT; two sons, William A. Barbour and wife Lori Werdenschlag of Barnet, VT and Steven Barbour and wife Sherrie of Barre, VT; two grandchildren, Hayden Jones and Jordan Barbour; and a sister, Elizabeth Fergerson and husband Ian of Boulder, CO. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Nancy s life will be on Saturday, June 23 at 11 AM at their home in Newark, VT. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851
, 61, formerly of Highland Avenue, died on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born in Haverhill, NH, December 5, 1950, the daughter of Douglas E. and Elizabeth L. (Mardin) Brooks. Carole graduated from Haverhill Academy and later attended nursing school. She married Roger Bruce Sibley on July 15, 1972. She worked for New England Wire Technologies for over 15 years. Carole was a member of the Red Hat Society and attended Horsemeadow Senior Center. She was predeceased by her husband Roger Sibley on October 19, 1999; her parents, Elizabeth L. (Mardin) Brooks on July 14, 1992 and Douglas E. Brooks on January 23, 2007; a sister, Nancy E. Fournier on April 6, 2011; and a brother, Wayne D. Chip Brooks on September 29, 2005. Survivors include her two daughters, Lena Pinson and husband Scott of Lisbon, NH and Regan Nadeau and husband Russell of Greenfield, NH; six grandchildren, Loran, Dakota, Saryn, Molly, Logan, and Libby; a brother, Russell G. Brooks of Lisbon, NH; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 22, at 2 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to On the Green Assisted Living Home, 412 Dartmouth College Highway, Haverhill, NH 03765.
, 87, formerly of Hall s Lake Road, died on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. She was born in Newbury, VT, January 1, 1925, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Temple) Smith. Martha graduated from Newbury High School and attended Secretarial School in Concord, NH. She married Leon Edgar Perkins on June 11, 1944. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Newbury. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Perkins on April 9, 1990; two sons, Leon C. Perkins and Ronald B. Perkins on January 27, 1968; a sister, Shirley Clews; and a brother, Charles Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Martha A. Smith and husband Ramon of Newbury, and Dorothy C. Drake of Thorton, NH; three sons, George W. Perkins and wife Nellie of Newbury, Charles L. Perkins of Warren, NH, and David E. Perkins and wife Virginia of Lincoln, NH; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Peg Hastings of Newbury and Marjorie Sage of Pensacola, FL; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT with Rev. David Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury.
, 81, of Sand Road, died on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at home following a period of failing health. He was born in Newton, MA, July, 14, 1930, the son of Frank and Mary (Stevens) Rose. Gerald served with the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He served in Germany, France, and Holland. Gerald married the former Barbara Heffernan on March 24, 1956. He worked for the town of Watertown, MA for many years prior to his retirement, when they moved to North Haverhill. He was a faithful communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church, Woodsville until poor health prevented him from attending. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara of North Haverhill; their children Barbara A. Rose of Woodsville, Michael Rose of Chelmsford, MA, Mary C. Baillargeon and husband Roland of Littleton, NH, Theresa D. Sutherland of Woodsville, Ann Marie Rose of North Haverhill, Geraldine J. Rose of North Haverhill, NH, Margaret J. Kizik and husband Robert C., Jr., of Waltham, MA, and Joseph F. Rose of North Haverhill; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jones and husband Gerald of Lexington, MA; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be calling hours on Sunday, July 1st, from 2 to 4 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 2nd, at 11 AM at St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville with Father Jeffrey Statz as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer s Association, Massachusetts / New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the American Diabetes Association, Manchester Office, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
, 85, died June 30, 2012 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Rev. Kepler was born in Omaha, NE, on September 7, 1926, to Oak A. and Georgie (Genung) Kepler. He graduated from Santa Barbara (CA) High School in 1944 and from the Appalachian Bible College of Bradley, WV in 1974. Following his graduation from high school, he joined the US Marine Corps, serving from March 9, 1944 through May 22, 1946. He was stationed in Okinawa with the Third Fleet. After being honorably discharged, he worked in the newspaper printing business for several newspapers from the West Coast to the East Coast. Rev. Kepler was the last linotype operator at Equity Publishing in Orford, NH. Rev. Kepler currently attended the Lisbon Bible Church. He had pastored churches in Corinth, VT, Groton, VT and Dividing Creek, NJ. He was an avid reader and gardener. He also belonged to the Haverhill VFW Post #5245. Rev. Kepler will be fondly remembered as a wonderful husband, father, and family man who loved the Lord Jesus Christ and sharing His Word. He married the former Norma Ann Chaney on June 26, 1949 and she predeceased him on April 10, 2006. He later married Pauline (Bashaw) Oakes on October 27, 2007. Survivors include his wife Pauline of Woodsville; his children, Kenneth H. Kepler and wife Fiona of Kimball, MI, John C. Kepler and wife Amy of Port Jefferson Station, NY, Nancy K. Bean and husband Ron of Manassas, VA, Donna R. Kepler of Arlington, VA; eight step children; five grandchildren, Daniel Kepler, Laura Fleming, Stephen Bean, Jonathan Kepler, and David Bean; numerous step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; a sister, Allene Wilson of Visalia, CA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 3rd, from 5 to 7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 5th at 2 PM in the funeral home with Pastor Russell Wing, officiating. Burial will be in Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA on Friday, July 6th at 1 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haverhill VFW Post #5245, c/o Mr. Dale Pierson, 3 Beech Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.