Published DatePLYMOUTH — Elvira Blanche Pickering, 87, formerly of Plymouth, died June 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a period of declining health.
Born in Center Sandwich, NH on July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Leclaire) Nudd. She was a resident of Plymouth for many years, before moving to Hanover several years ago.
Elvira worked as the sexton of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plymouth for forty years and also did janitorial work with her husband at the former Meredith Savings Bank for eleven years.
Elvira was a long-time member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Plymouth.
Elvira was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth Pickering, Sr, sons, Maurice, Phillip and Frederick and her daughter Dolly Parent.
Elvira enjoyed making Christmas wreaths for many years, canning, and cooking. Elvira was a very caring, and generous person. She was a very devoted mother and a friend to many.
Elvira is survived by her children, Ellsworth Pickering Jr, of Indiana, Robert Pickering and his wife Elizabeth, of White River Jct., VT, Reginald Pickering of Ashland, Betty Tatham and her husband David of Enfield, Shirleen Latuch, of Plymouth, Kathleen Beauchene and her husband Richard of Plainfield, Elizabeth Hughes of New Bedford, MA, Mary Gage and her husband Michael of New Boston, NH, Carolyn Truell and her husband Tony of Meredith, Judy Blodgett of Bristol, twenty-nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren, sister Elizabeth Hayford of Center Ossipee, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday, June 13, from 9:30am to 10:30am. A funeral service will follow at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth, on Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, rector, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit Outreach Ministries, Main St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign Elvira's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com