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Creta M. Brown, 92

WENTWORTH —Creta Mary Taylor Brown 92, of 9 Brown's Lane, passed away unexpectedly at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, in Lebanon, on Friday Aug. 8, 2014.

Creta was born June 1, 1922, in Laconia, the daughter of Dana and Nina Taylor.

Living in Holderness, she attended local schools and furthered her education at the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing, earning her RN Degree. She took her first position at the Psychiatric Hospital in Norwich, Conn.

Creta joined the Army Nurse Corps in May 1945. She was assigned as a 2nd Lieutenant to a hospital ship that traveled to Panama during World War II, then transferred to Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver.

On June 14, 1947, she married Harold B. Brown in Holderness. They made their home on the family farm in Wentworth.

She was active in the community as a founding member of many boards and committees, including being a 64-plus year member of the Wentworth Congregational Church. She ended her nursing career when she retired as the director of nursing at Glencliff Home for the elderly.

Creta was pre-deceased by her infant son, George; her daughter, Barbara Brown; and her husband of 63 years, Harold Breck Brown.

Survivors include her daughters Patsy Brown of Piermont, Deborah Louise Mauchly of Piermont, Jayne Bixby of Wentworth; her grandchildren, Annie Hutchins, Amy Howe, Samuel Howe, Charles Howe, Chenoa Tremblay, John Howe, Alexander Hutchins, Bridget Barnard, Sarah Ligsay and Justin Bixby; her great-grandchildren, O Siris Leggett, Franky Busby, Helena Tremblay, Stella Busby, Alex Howe, Isaac Barnard and Elliot Barnard.

Calling Hours will be at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Wentworth Congregational Church on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m., followed by a burial service at Fosters Cemetery. There will be a reception following the burial at the Wentworth Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family is setting up a scholarship fund in memory of Creta. Please contact Sarah Ligsay to make your donation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. At the time of publication, the Creta Brown Scholarship Fund had not been set up

To sign Creta's Book of Memories, go to; mayhewfuneralhomes.com .

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 07:23

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Erwin 'Sam' Sanborn, 88

LACONIA — Erwin "Sam" Sanborn, 88, of 333 Mechanic Street, Lakeport, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Sam was born July 28, 1926 in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Forest and Iris Belle (Langley) Sanborn. He resided in Everett until moving to Laconia in 1945. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and had been employed by the U. S. Postal Service in Laconia for forty-seven years, retiring in 1988 as the Assistant Postmaster.
Sam was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Laconia Post #1670 and the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post #1. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and ran the ping pong tournaments at the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Carmen Juliette (Fecteau) Sanborn, of Lakeport; his daughter, Heidi Beatrice Sanborn Sweetland, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Kaela Ashley Sweetland and Colin James Sweetland and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his four brothers, Russell, Parker, Arthur and Spencer and by his two sisters, Marjorie and Natalie.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Jeffrey S. St. Louis, 52

LAS CRUCES, N. M. — Jeffrey Scott St. Louis, 52, a resident of Las Cruces, NM died at his home June 6, 2014 following a period of failing health. Jeff was born in Laconia, NH, August 2, 1961, son of the late Raymond J. and Judy (Johnson) St. Louis. Jeff was a graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton. Following graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged. He lived in El Paso, Texas and continued working for the U. S. Army in Civil Service. He married Rosa Ramirez while in El Paso. Jeff later worked for a number of years with Southwestern Bell in El Paso. A devout Catholic, Jeff was a parishioner of St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso and active with the local animal shelter there. He was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph Scott St. Louis and parents, Raymond who died in 2002 and mother Judy who died in 2014. Jeff leaves, his daughter, Diana St. Louis of San Jose, Calif. Sisters, Karen Ober of Sanbornton, N.H., Lisa McCoole of Raymond, N.H. and Stacey Erlick of Belmont, N.H. Brothers, Kevin of Washington State, Anthony of Madbury, N.H., and Timothy of Loveland, Colo. Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

A rosary will be recited Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30 at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jeff's name to either, the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572. Laconia, NH 03247-0572 or to the Food Pantry, St. Joseph Parish, P. O. Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220-0285.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:11

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Steven D. Selig, 71

GILFORD — Steven David Selig, 71, of Gilford and Amelia Island, Fla., died Monday after a long and ferocious fight with cancer.

Steve was a loving and energetic husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by many and his memory will forever be in our hearts.

Steve was born on Nov. 9, 1942 in Laconia, the son of Irving and Frances Brindis Selig. Steve graduated from Laconia High School in 1960. He attended Syracuse University and earned a BA in history in 1964. Steve was a member of the Syracuse Ski Team and Golf Team, Chancellor of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, and a member of the SU student Council.

Upon graduation, he joined the Air Force. After completing Officers Training School and navigator training, he attended the Nuclear Weapons School at Mather Air Force Base and then B-52 training at Castle Air Force Base. Steve was assigned to the 99th Bomb Wing at Westover Air Force Base. He flew B-52 aircrafts for five years, completing over 250 combat missions in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Attaining the rank of captain, Steve was awarded numerous medals including, The Presidential Unit Citation (twice); The Air Medal (10 times); The Distinguished Flying Cross (twice); and the Silver Star.

After his military service, Steve joined the family business and became Senior Vice President-Sales and then President of Laconia Shoe Company Inc., as well as President of its branded division, Street Cars. After selling the company, Steve joined Craddock-Terry Inc., in Lynchburg, Va., as executive vice president, in charge of sales, marketing, and product design. In 1998, he founded his own company, Selig Enterprises Company Inc.

Steve was kind, passionate, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a ski instructor at Gunstock for 24 years, and was a ski coach for the boys and girls Gilford High School Ski teams for eight years. During that time, his teams won five New Hampshire State Ski Championships. He loved golf, and spent many days on the golf course in Laconia and Amelia Island, Fla. Those who were fortunate to play with Steve described him as a graceful and outstanding low-handicap golfer.

Steve also loved sailing. He was a member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club in Gilford since 1977. He served as Commodore and as a member of the board. He made many contributions to the WYC and is remembered for starting the "Ship Store," designing all WYC apparel himself, and planning annual family-fun WYC picnics on Bear Island.

Steve also had a love of art. He was an accomplished photographer. Steve enjoyed viewing the world through his camera lens and sharing that beauty with others. He spent many days at Amelia Island taking pictures and playing golf.

Steve was an active member and contributor to the Amelia Island Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery.

Steve is survived by his wife, Jeanie; and four children: Todd and Loren Selig of Durham, Tammy and Chris Stevens of Belmont, Tari Selig of Manchester, and Tiffany Selig of Manchester. Papa Steve has 4 wonderful grandchildren: Zoe, Gabi, Ella and David. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Joyce Selig of Laconia; and sister Peggy Selig of Laconia; sister-in-law Karen and Hershel Thrasher of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and brother-in-law John and Jenny England of Huntland, Tenn. Steve has seven nieces and nephews; 19 great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous cousins. He was adored by his family.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. in Temple B'nai Israel at 210 Court St. in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nathan and Jennie Brindis Charitable Trust, PO Box 160; Laconia, NH 03247.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 07:50

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