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Donald L. Campbell, 91

TILTON — Cdr. Donald Lewis Campbell, USN Ret., 91, passed away December 18, 2014, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H.

Don was born on December 3rd, 1923, the son of Lewis and Catharine (Lewis) Campbell, in Leominster, Mass. Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and trained to be a Naval Pilot. He was commanding officer of VA-84 in the early 1960s and then on the staff of Admiral James Holloway in Vietnam. After Don retired in 1965, the family moved from California to Wentworth, N.H. Don obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Plymouth State Teachers College, then taught chemistry, physics, and aeronautics at Newfound Regional High School, which he will fondly be remembered for. Don continued his love for flying with aerial photography of Northern New Hampshire.

Don is survived by his children, Nancy (and Steve) Wirtes of Norfolk, Mass., Bruce (and Elaine) Campbell of Meredith, N.H., and Doug (and Cindy) Campbell of Wentworth, N.H.; five grandchildren, Brian, Matthew, and Catharine ("Cassie") Campbell and Jenna and Steven ("Spike") Wirtes; and four nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabel (Pimental) Campbell, in 2001 and by his sister, Eleanor Campbell, in 2013.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 21, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

A graveside service will be held in the spring.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Donald's online book of memories; go to, www.mayhewfunealhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Betty E. Persons, 84

GILFORD — Betty Elaine Persons, 84, of 70 Boyd Hill Road, passed away at Forestview Manor, Meredith, N.H. on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Betty was born February 7, 1930 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Maxine (Wesley) and James E. Darling, Sr. and was a longtime resident of Laconia.
Betty and Dick operated the Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford. Betty was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing and traveling around the world with her husband, Dick. She loved golf, tennis, gardening, walking her wooded trails that she and her husband built for the community and also caring for her sheep.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-four years, N. Richard Persons, of Gilford; a son, Steven R. Persons, of Westminster, Colo. and his former wife, Patty, of Colorado; two grandchildren, Renee M. Persons of Longmont, Colo. and Sara K. Persons of Los Angeles, Calif.; three stepsisters, Judie Reever, Bonita L. Huntoon and Marie Darling, all of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by a brother, James D. Darling, Jr.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Gilford Community Church, Gilford, N.H. The date and time will be announced.
Burial will be in family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trust, PO Box 7354, Gilford, NH 03247 to help with the continued Conservation of Ramblin' Vewe Sheep Farm and it's Trails.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Marilyn L. Robbins, 68

FRANKLIN — Marilyn L. Robbins passed away at Hospice House in Concord Sept. 24, 2014. She was born Dec. 17, 1945 in Laconia to Hazel Irene (O'Connor) and William Ormand Robbins.
She worked in manufacturing in Manchester, Hillsboro and Franklin at Polyclad. She was the CB for many years in Hillsboro by the name of Nameless.
She enjoyed spending time at the ocean at Wells Beach, Maine.
She was a member of the Antrim Baptist Church of Antrim, N.H.
She leaves Jacquelyn Ricate of Contoocook, N.H., Donna Johnson of Falmouth, Va., Trudy A. Charlton of Franklin, N.H. PO Box 40, Franklin, NH 03235

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 08:00

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Hilda L. Harris, 92

HEBRON — Hilda Lorraine Harris, 92, of Bliss Lane, died December 13, 2014 at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth.

Born in Hanover, N.H. on January 3, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of Watson and Eleanor (Swift) Judd.

Hilda grew up in Stratford, Vt. and attended Stratford, and Thetford Vt. schools. She resided in the Hill, N.H. and Alexandra, N.H. area for many years. She has been a resident of Hebron for the past several years.

Hilda worked as a licensed nursing assistant for many years at several health care facilities such as; Merrimack County Home, in Boscawen and Concord Hospital, in Concord.

Hilda enjoyed baking bread, gardening, crocheting, embroidery, feeding the birds, spending time with her cat, and loved the ocean.

Hilda was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Harris, who died in 1990, her sons, David, William and James.

Hilda is survived by her children, Marilyn Hosmer of White River, Junction, Vt., Anthony Perkins of Sharon, Vt., Anita Moses of Hill, N.H., Sandra Adams and her husband Arnold of E. Topsham, Vt., Diane Puffinburger of Hebron, N.H., Kathy Sargent and her husband Stanly of Alexandra, N.H., many many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, her brother, Wallace Judd of Hill, N.H., sister, Betty Smith of Belmont, N.H., numerous nieces and nephews.

A Spring graveside service will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery, in South Strafford, Vt. at the convenience of the family.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with their arrangements. To sign Hilda's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 07:59

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