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Toni A. Atherton, 57

GILMANTON — LaTonne "Toni" Ann Atherton, 57, of 42 Wood Drive, died at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Mrs. Atherton was born January 11, 1956 in Belvedere, Nebraska, the daughter of Bud and Donna (Achtemeier) Bedlan. She resided in Springfield, Missouri for several years before moving to Gilmanton three years ago.
Mrs. Atherton was a registered nurse for approximately thirty-seven years before retiring in September, 2012. She had been employed at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.
Mrs. Atherton loved to garden, hike, and give to others and also loved horses and dogs. She was a Master Gardener and a stain glass artist. Toni would encourage every woman to have a mammogram.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Greg Atherton, of Gilmanton; two stepsons, Monte Atherton of Soquel, California and Mark Atherton of Vancouver, Washington.; her mother, Donna Bedlan, of Hebron, Nebraska and two sisters, Vicki Henricks of Belvedere, Nebraska and Dawn Johnson of Fargo, North Dakota. She was predeceased by her father, Bud Bedlan.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held privately.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests that one plant a "Toni Garden" to visit and remember her.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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