PLYMOUTH — Douglas D. Fife, 72, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
Born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Elmhurst, Ill., he was the son or Emrold and Marjorie (Nelson) Fife. Douglas was raised in Elgin, Ill., attending local schools. He furthered his education at MacMurray College, earning his B.A. in psychology, and attained his Master's in learning psychology, and his Ph.D., in psychological psychology from the University of South Dakota.
After completing his education, Douglas moved to Plymouth, where he joined the Plymouth State College faculty in 1970. He played an active role in creating many of the present degree programs and also in designing the psychology facilities that are in use today.
During his tenure at Plymouth State University, Douglas taught in numerous fields of psychology, including adolescent, adulthood and aging, comparative psychology, development and understanding, educational psychology, history and systems, lifespan developmental psychology, perception, physiological psychology, and psychology seminar.
Douglas met his beloved wife Barbara in 1971 at the former JJ Newberry's (at the lunch counter) and they were married in 1972. His personal hobbies included model railroads and railroad history. He had a sizable collection of model trains.
Douglas was predeceased by his parents, and his beloved wife Barbara (Sinclair) Fife, in 2006.
He is survived by his two loving sons, Timothy G. Fife, of Portsmouth, and Daniel E. Fife, of Plymouth. Douglas is also survived by many valued friends and co-workers at Plymouth State University and many friends throughout the Greater Plymouth area.
A calling hour will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, from 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home following the calling hour at 7 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, in Lincoln, and will be private.
Donations in Douglas' memory may be made to the Heritage Fund of the NH Historical Society. www.nhhistory.org
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Douglas' Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 06:47
MEREDITH — Sarah M. Fleming (Rowlands), (97), of 52 Circle Drive, passed away at Franklin Regional Hospital on Sunday August 3, 2014
Sarah was born April 3, 1917 in Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada the daughter of James and Alice Fleming (Parsons). She moved to Center Harbor from Marystown, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada in 1947 with her husband James Francis Fleming and their two children at the time; John Russell and Dennis. They later moved to Meredith, where Sarah worked at Golden View Nursing Home as a nursing assistant for more than 20 years.
Survivors include her children; John Russell Fleming, Dennis Fleming, Joseph Fleming, Debra Fleming, and Regina Dunleavy. Sarah was predeceased by her husband in 2005 and her son Kevin in 2002 and a grandson Kevin, Jr. in 2012. Sarah is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Sarah came from a very large and loving family.
Sarah used to spend some time crocheting, but her true love and passion was her family, spending time with grandchildren and talking to other people.
Calling hours for Sarah will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm at the Meredith Funeral Home; Route 3 and Cataldo Road, Meredith, New Hampshire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 8, at 11am. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Route # 25, Meredith. The Very Reverend Dennis J. Audet V. F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Sarah's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
Prescott Libby, 73
FRANKLIN — Prescott T. Libby, 73, of Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Prescott "Mistah" was born in Hill, the son of the late Norman M. and Marion (Prescott) Libby.
Prescott attended Jennie D. Blake grade school in Hill and later in Loudon. He also attended a trade school in Massachusetts.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth V. Cutter and Helen R. Moyer; and two brothers, Miles N. Libby and Roland T. Libby.
He is survived by three sisters, Alberta M. Daigneau of Rutherfordton, N.C., Marion Grout and husband Ernest, of Alexandria, Virginia L. Cantara and husband Alfred of Hill; a brother, Anson E. Libby and wife Barbara of Hill; many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 08:31
Mary 'Betty' Whittemore, 79
LACONIA — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Corcoran) Walsh Whittemore, 79, of Taylor Community, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Betty was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Linehan) Corcoran. She resided in Peabody, Mass., and Gilford for several years before moving to Laconia.
Betty was a graduate of North Andover High School in 1952, Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., and Northeastern University in Boston. She had been employed at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., for 32 years before retiring in December 1986, and moving to the Lakes Region.
Betty loved her family, photography, playing the piano, reading and travel. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital and also the Belknap Mill for several years. She was a member of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region from 1987-1997, a member of the Taylor Community Board of Directors, and was a member of the Lakes Region SCORE Chapter from 1987-1997.
Survivors include a brother, Laurence W. Corcoran and his wife Loretta, of Newton; a stepson, Bradley W. Whittemore, and his wife, Laura, of Mountain Lakes, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Gail Volkert, and her husband, Peter, of San Diego; three stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Claire Sullivan of Northwood; a special niece, Maureen Giggy of Dunstable, Mass.; and many other nephews, nieces and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her first husband of 47 years, Joseph Walsh, in 2003, and by her second husband of eight years, Robert M. Whittemore, in 2012.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the carriage house entrance. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lakes Region General Hospital Oncology Department, 80 Highland St., Laconia, N.H. 03246, or to the charity of one's choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 08:28