FRANKLIN — Katherine E. Seavey passed peacefully at Mountain Ridge Nursing Home in Franklin, N.H. on January 21st 2015 at the age of 101.
She was born on November 18, 1913 in Brentwood, N.H., the daughter of Edgar and Isabelle (Montgomery) Knight. A long time resident of the town of New Hampton, Katherine spent many years serving as assistant town clerk. She and her husband also owned and ran the village store for many years until they closed it in 1949. One has to marvel at the changes in history she saw in her lifetime, the great depression, several wars, the invention of automobiles, the civil rights movement, technology and many presidents to name a few.
Katherine loved to bake and stay busy. It was nothing to drive by the farmhouse and see her out with her chainsaw cutting down a tree, mowing the lawn on her riding mower with bricks on the seat to keep it running because she didn't weigh enough, or see her up on the roof doing repairs - and this is when she was in her 70s and 80s. There was no way you were going to tell her she couldn't do something. She was an amazing, strong, self sufficient woman who never complained. If you asked Katherine how she was doing, her favorite response was "ornery as ever", but she didn't fool anyone, everyone knew she had a kind heart.
She is survived by her two loving daughters, Elizabeth Dupont and Terry Wingate, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by the love of her life and husband Arthur, whom she missed very much. She was also pre-deceased by her two brothers, Robert Knight, George Liam Knight and sister's Edith and Louise Knight.
Katherine has gone to be with Arthur, and will be that angel smiling down on all of us from above. She will be missed very much.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the New Hampton Community Church, 14 Church Lane, New Hampton. A private burial will be held at the Village Cemetery in New Hampton in the spring.
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 06:49
CAMPTON — Martin J. Riehs Jr., 84, of Campton died Jan. 23, 2015, peacefully at home with family by his side.
Martin was born in Weehawken, N.J., on Oct. 9, 1930. He was the son of Martin J. Riehs and Lydia Gutjahr Riehs. He grew up in West New York, N.J., where he met his bride, Anne. They settled in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and started a family there.
He managed the family business, the Martin J. Riehs Paper Company, for 22 years, and was active in the First Reformed Church, serving as a deacon, elder, and superintendent of the Sunday School.
In 1970 the family relocated to Holderness where he and his wife became proprietors of the Olde Colonial Eagle Motel and the Sailing Center for 26 years. He served as the chairman on the inaugural Zoning Board of Adjustment and was a founder of the Squam Lakes Board of Trade, which later became the Squam Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Marty was an avid skier, fisherman, and enjoyed sailing. In 1992 he captained his Lightning, "Loon-A-Sea," with his son and daughter-in-law to capture the Championship of Squam Lake Fleet 332. He shared many beautiful sunsets with his wife, children and grandchildren from the helm of his Cape Dory on Casco Bay in Maine. Marty was passionate about fishing, whether in sub-freezing temps in his bobhouse on Squam, or in the mangroves of the Florida Keys. Memories were made while snowmobiling through Sandwich Notch and hiking to Tuckerman Ravine to ski the Sherburne trail. He skied with his children, grandchildren and great-grandson over six decades. His love of nature and the outdoors was instilled in all of his family members.
Marty and Anne retired to Campton where he maintained a small fruit orchard, large vegetable garden, and prolific blueberry patch. His home was the gathering place for family and friends to celebrate all of life's occasions.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne (Pakan) Riehs; children, Suzanne Riehs-Moore and husband David Moore of Holderness, Marion Doyle and husband Glenn McIntire of Freeport, Maine, Marty Riehs III and wife Shelagh Connelly of Holderness. Grandchildren include Sam Smith, Saralyn Uhlman and her husband Mike Uhlman, Haleigh Doyle, Casey Doyle, Molly Riehs, Liam Riehs, Liza Riehs, and Nathan Moore. Great-grandchildren are Trevor Hughes, Anika and Graeme Uhlman. He is also survived by a niece Beth Bernhardt and her husband Paul Puzzanghera and their children Kate, Hope and Saramarie all of Winchester, Mass.
A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pemi-Baker Community Health, Hospice Program, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth NH 03264.
To sign Martin's Book of Memories go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:24
ALEXANDRIA — Lawrence D. "Larry" White, 51, of Fowler River Road, died suddenly, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
Larry was born in Plymouth, the son of Franklin and Flora (Jones) White. He attended Newfound area schools and had lived his life in Bristol and Alexandria. Larry was known in the area as a contract painter.
Larry had a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and playing horseshoes. But most of all he loved time spent with his grandson, Cody.
In addition to his mother Flora (Jones) White of Ashland, he is survived by his wife Kelley (Fogg) White of Alexandria; a daughter, Amanda Fleury of Alexandria; and a son, Benjamin Fleury of Franklin; two brothers, Franklin D. White Jr. and his wife Shannon Smith of New Hampton, and John A. White and his wife "Crickett" of Bristol; two sisters, Josephine L. Boyce and her husband George of Plymouth, and Flora L. Boyce and her husband "Butch" of Thornton; a grandson, Cody; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, James White.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11am at the Bristol United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St. Suite 104, Manchester, NH 03101.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:11
NORTHFIELD — Dorothy Marie (Woodward) Bartlett, 82, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home following a period of failing health.
Dot was born in Hill on May 8, 1932, daughter of Ross and Doris (Mosher) Woodward. She lived in Hill until leaving at the age of 8. Dorothy graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1950. She lived in Franklin for more than 30 years, moving to Belmont in 1985. She moved to Tilton in 2005 and later to Northfield in 2010 to live with her daughter, Mary.
She was a dressmaker and seamstress for more than 30 years and for a time worked in the laundry at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, giving this work up to care for her husband, Harland, when he became ill in 2004. Dorothy always had an opinion and voiced it when she felt it was necessary.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Harland L. Bartlett who died in 2004, daughters, Velma Joslyn in 2004, and Susan Bartlett in 2012. Also brothers, Herbert and Ralph Woodward and son-in-law, Aurlow Stanley.
She leaves two daughters, Glenna Stevens of Manchester and Mary Stanley of Northfield; a stepson, Thomas Geer of Contoocook; grandchildren, Zachary Stanley, Ben Stevens, Julie Partridge, Brie Elliott, Lissa Tupeck, Kiley Joslyn and Stephanie Stevens; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Gokey of Tilton; a brother, Harold Woodward of Franklin numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 7p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A funeral service will be held in the Memorial Home Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Dorothy's name to, Merrimack County Nursing Home, directed to the Special Care Unit, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:09