Published DateLACONIA — Roberta "Betty" Anne deHaven, 72, of 19 Robinwood Lane died, after a long illness, at her home on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Betty was born on March 20, 1941 in Laconia, the daughter of Roland and Edna (Brunt) Biron. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
Betty had retired several years ago after working in the New Hampshire Court System, both the Supreme Court and the Superior Court, for over 25 years.
She loved to garden, often very large gardens at properties other than her own, where she had a small garden. Along with flowers she raised every vegetable that could be grown in New Hampshire, sometimes in large quantities. She also loved animals and would spend time with, or take care of, the neighborhood dogs and others before and after she lost Misty, her Golden Retriever, as well as horses that her husband handled along with other farm animals. Betty was an excellent swimmer and ice skater and over the years had belonged to three different physical fitness clubs. She was an intermediate level marksman who also enjoyed cross country skiing, boating and playing golf. She and her husband of 37 years enjoyed traveling as well as spending a lot of time at their home away from home, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Family members include her husband, Frank I. deHaven of Laconia; her sister, Judy Tusher, of Milton, Vermont and her brother, Roland Biron, of Daleville, Alabama. Other family members include two sons, Craig Laramie of Flagstaff, AZ, Robert Laramie and his wife, Kathy, of Andover, MA and her daughter, Deborah Waterman, of Belmont, NH; two step children, Tad deHaven and his wife, Michelle, of Wolfeboro, NH and Danielle Ahern and her husband, Mike, of Newport, RI. She also has seven wonderful grandchildren; Kyle Waterman, Courtney Waterman, Meghan Laramie, Zachary Laramie, Morgan deHaven, Trevor deHaven and Riley Ahern.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Funeral Services will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.