LACONIA — Rebecca T. (Weaver) Spencer of Laconia, NH and formerly of Tuftonboro, NH and Lynn, MA passed away on December 18, 2013 at The Taylor Community in Laconia. She was 93.
Born in West Chester, PA in 1920, the daughter of Jessie K. and Flora (Miller) Weaver, she grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester High School in 1939. Upon graduation she was employed at the PA State Motor Vehicle Dept. and near the end of 1941 she was employed by Dupont, Wilmington, Delaware. In 1942, she married Robert N. Spencer and moved to Fort George Wright in Spokane, Washington where her husband was stationed during WW II.
After the war they moved to Schenectady, NY and after several years there, her husband was transferred by GE to Lynn, MA where she lived for 32 years.
She was an active member of the Community Covenant Church of W. Peabody, MA (formerly the Johnson St. Covenant Church of Lynn) and served as President of the Women's organization, was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, and Secretary to the Pastor. She was the secretary at the South School in Lynnfield, MA from 1966 to 1980. In 1982, she and her husband retired to Tuftonboro, NH. She was a volunteer at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, NH and attended Melvin Village Community Church.
She enjoyed crafts, and hobbies such as knitting, quilting, rug braiding, ceramics, sewing, and lamp shade making, but most of all she enjoyed her family and friends. In 1999 they moved to the Taylor Community where she lived until she passed away.
She is survived by a son, Robert N. Spencer Jr. and his wife Joan, a daughter S. Rebecca Svenson and her husband Alan, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held January 4, 2014 at 1:30 at the Community Covenant Church in W. Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Becky Spencer, may be made to any the following: Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake Street W. Peabody, MA. 01960, to the Taylor Community "Sunshine Fund", 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Melvin Village Community Church, Box 233, Melvin Village, NH 03850
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.