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Esther Linnea Lindsey, 68

MEREDITH — Esther Linnea Lindsey passed away December 5th at her home. She died peacefully with her husband and golden retriever at her side. She had always approached her disease with a positive attitude and a graciousness only to be admired. "I am going to do this with grace and dignity," was often heard once she decided to end her therapy.

Linnea was a dedicated teacher of 43 years, spending the last 26 years in Gilford fourth and fifth grades. Teaching and her many students were the love of her life. Since retiring in 2010, she had enjoyed yoga, bridge, book club and hikes around the Lakes Region. Hikes down to Squam with Marcy, Miley and Kelsey were a constant source of joy. She touched many hearts with her never ending positive spirit and sunny outlook on life. She never became discouraged or complained of the many trips to Hanover.

A special thanks goes out to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock facility and very special staff in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We are privileged to have such a facility here in central New Hampshire.

She is survived by her husband Ted of nearly 47 years, her golden retriever Kelsey, and an extended Lindsey family along with her many dear friends.

There are no public services planned at this time. Please remember her with a smile and a never ending positive attitude.

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