MEREDITH — Martha Ruth Phinney, 79, of True Road, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, after a long illness.
Born in Meredith on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Nathanial and Leona B. (Shaw) Boynton.
She grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, class of 1951. She has been a resident of Meredith since 1965.
Martha worked as a seamstress for many years and also as a day care provider for many families.
In her early years, she was very active in the Boy Scouts as a den leader.
Martha was predeceased by her husband, George O. Phinney, Sr., brothers, Warren and Everett, and sister, Elose.
Martha is survived by her sons, George O. Phinney, Jr., and Wayne T. Phinney, both of Meredith, seven grandchildren, Angel, Nathaniel, Peter, Ryan, Nicole, Christopher and Randy, three great grandchildren, Nichols, Isabella and Wyatt, siblings, Beryl Buzzell, Joseph Boynton, Brian Boynton, all of New Hampton, Arnold Boynton, David Boynton, both of Meredith, Gertrude Boynton of Belmont, many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Lemieux, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the Meredith Youths Leagues, C/O Meredith Parks and Recreation Department, Main St. Meredith, NH. 03253.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements.