Eleanor P. Tarbox, 96

CENTER BARNSTEAD — Eleanor Pearl Tarbox, 96, of Center Barnstead, NH., died on Dec. 10, 2017, at Forestview Manor in Meredith, after a period of failing health.

Born in Grafton on April 6, 1921, she was the daughter of Earl D. and Della B. (Smith) Chellis.

Eleanor was presented the Boston Post Cane in October of 2017. She was very special and loved by all.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Fred O. Tarbox, who died in 2001; her sisters, Evelyn Lepene, Elizabeth Tetreault, Irene Chellis, Viginia Vorron and Rita Moody; and her brothers, Shirley Chellis and Herman Chellis.

Eleanor is survived by her children, Annie-Ruth Holmes of Meredith, Clarence Tarbox of Center Barnstead, Patricia Elliott of Alton, Frances Locke of Pittsfield and Freida Simonds of Alton; her grandchildren, Karen Simpson, Vicki Sykes, Lisa Holmes, Troy Holmes, Ashley Tarbox, Hope Keniston, Fred Elliott, Missy Ingham and Scott Simonds; her 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Blanche Wooster of Jaffrey; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on May 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Riverview Cemetery, Center Barnstead.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Association, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH 03253, or Central NH VNA Hospice, 780 Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, or the NH Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with their arrangements. To view Eleanor’s Book of Memories, see www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.