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Alta Mudgett, 99

GILFORD — Alta Elizabeth Mudgett, 99, of 12 Lake Breeze, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Laconia Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Rouses Point, N.Y., the daughter of E. Thomson and Cornelia (Corbin) Stearns. She was a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Alta worked as a proof reader for the Laconia Citizen during the 1960s. She also wrote a number of opinion letters published in local papers for more than 30 years.

She loved politics, flowers, and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Merrill Mudgett of Winnisquam, and Tom S. Corbin and his wife Lela of Sanbornton; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and her beloved cat, Sarah.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband A. Bernard Mudgett in 1999; and one son, Charles Leonard "Len" Corbin in 2011; one brother, Alex Stearns; and one sister, Helen Stearns.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572 Laconia,  NH 03247

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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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