John Bixby, 78
RUMNEY — John Clifton Bixby, 78, of Rumney, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton. He was surrounded by his children and family.
John was born in Plymouth on July 10, 1935, to Leroy Clifton Bixby and Eva Monroe Bixby. John grew up in New Hampshire, attending schools in Rumney and Plymouth after which he went into the Air Force and worked as an airplane mechanic.
After he left the military he traveled extensively, he had been in every state in the United States, except Alaska and South Dakota. He returned to Rumney where he bought a logging truck and logged for a while. After that he was employed at Kelly's Auto Body for 44 years before he retired.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a gifted musician who played many instruments. He loved his family and the many get-togethers they had over the years. He loved to watch NASCAR races. He also enjoyed riding the many Harley-Davidsons he had owned over the years.
John is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Marcia (MacDonald) Bixby; and his brother, James Bixby.
He is survived by his children, Melody Bixby Wendell, Rumney, Rebecca Bixby Gelsi, Orford, and Leroy Clifton Bixby, New Hampton; his brothers, Charles Bixby, Rumney, and Richard Bixby, Bristol; a sister, Annette Flanders, Rumney; grandchildren, Brenton Eastman, Orford, Jonathan Eastman, Rumney, George Wendell V. Rumney, John Bixby II, New Hampton, and Rachel Bixby, New Hampton; and great-grandaughter, Rihanna Eastman.
Calling hours will be held Monday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. A graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery, Rumney.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hampshire Veteran's Home Resident Fund, 139 Main St., Tilton, NH 03276.
To sign John's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:21
Alice Hinman, 97
MEREDITH — Alice Jane (Behymer) Hinman died May 11, 2014, at Forest View Manor in Meredith after a long period of declining health. She was 97.
Alice Jane, the youngest child of Hallie (Hughes) and Forney L. Behymer, was raised in Liberty, Ind., and met her husband, Ford B. Hinman, at the University of Michigan.
They were married in 1936, and lived at Holderness School where Mr. Hinman taught and coached for 42 years. Alice Jane served the school as librarian, typing teacher, and secretary to the headmaster where she was responsible for much of the daily operation of the school.
The Hinmans retired from Holderness School in 1974 and settled in Northfield, Vt., on West Hill. There she enjoyed gardening, working in the dean's office at Norwich University, and volunteering in the Northfield Library.
Alice Jane was predeceased by her husband in 1993; her youngest son, David, in 2010; and her grandson, Chris Moulton, in 2002.
She will be missed by her son, Donald B. Hinman and his wife, Mary-Lou in Danbury; her daughter, Jane Ramsay, in Meredith; an extended family member, Bobsy Dudley Thompson, in Edgecomb, Maine; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family is indebted to Forest View Manor for the kind and professional care they gave to Alice Jane during her stay there.
At her request, there will be no funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts might be sent to The Forest View Sunshine Fund, or to Holderness School.
Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family with arrangements for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:17
Jason L. Hirtle, 34
OGDEN, Utah — Jason L. Hirtle, 34, formerly of Northfield, N.H., passed away suddenly on May 9, 2014, at his home in Ogden.
Jason was born in Concord, N.H., on Nov. 19, 1979, and grew up in Northfield, N.H.
He was a 1998 graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton. Following graduation Jason entered the Air Force. In his 14 years of service he was stationed at several Air Force bases, as well as in Saudi Arabia, Korea, Iraq and Italy. His most recent duty station was Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Jason was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in 2012 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He continued to maintain his residence in Ogden.
Jason loved motorcycles and was a rider instructor for both the military and civilian courses. He also loved mountain biking, skydiving and scuba diving.
Jason is survived by, his 15-year-old son, Devin Hirtle of Abilene, Texas; his parents, Leamon and Meredith (Sherburne) Hirtle of Northfield, N.H.; and his sister, Rebecca Butler and her husband Craig of Laconia, N.H.
Calling hours are planned for Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton, N.H. Interment, with military honors, will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Jason's family requests that flowers be omitted and donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. Jason was an alumni of this Project.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:12
Thomas Packard, 50
LACONIA — Thomas W. Packard, 50, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 11, at the Concord Hospital in Concord.
He was born in Amesbury, Mass., on Sept. 9, 1963, son of Gloria (Ethier) Packard of Newburyport, Mass., and the late Robert M. Packard.
He was raised in Amesbury and was a graduate of Amesbury High School with the class of 1982.
He once had been employed as a deli clerk at Sam's Club in Seabrook.
Tom was known to be a very loving uncle, brother, son and friend. All those close to him will cherish the memories and times they shared together. His great love for family, friends, and the Lord was an inspiration to all who knew him. His family is saddened by the loss of Tom and will miss him dearly.
Besides his mother, his is survived by his, brother Greg Packard and his wife Linda of Hampton; his two sisters, Roberta Dixon of Rochester, and Linda Morse and her husband Bernard of Belmont; and his loving nieces and nephews.
Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. in Amesbury, Mass., are Thursday, May 15, from 4-6 p.m. followed by at service at 6 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the National Spinal Cord Injury Assoc. NH Chapter, 21 Chennell Drive, Concord, NH 03301, or to donate on line go to http://www.gsil.org/
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:50