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Zane G. 'Zeke' Morrison, 69

MEREDITH — Zane Grey "Zeke" Morrison, 69, of Meredith, crossed over on March 10, 2014 with the same suddenness and intensity in which he had lived.

Zane is now watching over his wife Elizabeth Morrison; his children Melissa, Zachary, Nathan and daughter in law Sherry, daughter Alicia and son in law Paul Giguere, and most especially his beloved granddaughter Cheyenne. He is predeceased by his much loved daughter Bettina Medora Morrison....they are probably looking for mischief in heaven right now together.

Zane will be very much missed by his brother and sister in law Randolph Morrison and Mary Morrison-nephews Walter and Carl; and his sister Mary Morrison Vandernoot and nephews Matthew and Christopher, nieces Jennifer and Stacy.

The world was blessed with his perfection on May 21, 1944. Zane grew up and ran wild in Weirs Beach, NH. His three siblings Medora, Randy, Mary, and his mother Mary Louise (Way) Morrison all did their best to keep him out of trouble. Family stories of his youthful exuberance and daring have made all who listened wonder how Zane lived into adulthood.

Zane served in the Army and Army National Guard for a total of 41 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Shield/Desert Storm War. In his Army years he drove tanks with grand finesse and bulldog tenacity. He liked to tell the story of driving over a 4 star General's motorcade when they refused to get out of the way of his tank. In the Army National Guard of NH he was an E5 Sergeant and he was deployed to Saudi Arabia/Iraq with his artillery unit. He had great stories he told, both humorous and somber, of his time in the Middle East. He found he had a gift as a "camel whisperer", attracting the local camels to his quarters with his snoring at night.

The quiet hero in him truly and visibly manifested through his service on the Laconia Fire Dept in the 60s and 70s and as a police officer with Laconia Police Dept in the 70s and 80s. As a fire fighter he worked out of the Laconia Fire Station and manned the Old Weirs Beach Firehouse. He had great stories of the night the Sweaterville Factory burned down and other such fires he fought. As a Police Officer his sense of duty and justice were strong and "by the book". Everyone was equal in his eyes and this gained him great respect and reputation with his fellow officers; and irritation/consternation with his "superiors".

Zane Grey was publicly recognized as a Hero by the City of Laconia for the rescue of a woman trapped in a fully engaged house fire on Church St. He entered into the blaze repeatedly until he was able to locate her then took her out through walls of flames to safety. Zane's eldest daughter remembers him coming home from his police work late that night smelling of smoke with his uniform singed and burns on his arms and hands. Zane told her he had "just gotten too close to a fire". Zane was not the type of man to make a big deal about his heroism, but the people around him honored him for putting his life on the line for another human that night.

Zane was also a guide for Fish & Game in the 1970s and 80s. He was an avid hunter/woodsman and fisherman. He knew his way in the woods and was an excellent marksman. Zane was a rabid history buff, especially all things Civil War, Scot, and American Military history; and Zane Grey Morrison was a story teller of the grandest scale...most true, some questionable, but all very entertaining!

Zane Grey "Zeke" Morrison was a strongly opinionated man with a true, strong heart. You knew where you stood with him and you knew he would do his best to help you when you were in need. He will be sorely missed by all who loved and knew him. We Love You Zeke....

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Zane would probably have liked people to give to some charities that help non-government veteran assistance, animal shelters, and helping those in need or without homes.

For Zane's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 09:09

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Frederick E. LeMien, Sr., 88

MOULTONBOROUGH — Frederick Edward LeMien, Sr., 88, of 12 Birch Lane, Moultonborough, NH died March 9th, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.

Fred was born in New Rochelle, NY on Nov. 15th 1925 son of Fredrick E. and Dorothy LeMien. He grew up in New Rochelle and graduated from Isaac E. Young High School, in New Rochelle, class of 1943.

Fred served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He came home and married the love of his life, Eileen Hamilton on Oct. 16th, 1948. They shared 59 happy years together raising a large family.

They owned and operated the Pearl Street Garage in Pearl River, N.Y. They moved to Moultonborough in 1969 where they owned and operated the Lake Shore Motel until 1980. He was also involved in real estate. He retired in 1998.

Fred is predeceased by his parents, wife, Eileen and Sister Dorothy Rose.

Fred is survived by his son Frederick LeMien and his wife Denise of Belmont, son Richard LeMien of Moultonborough, son Donald and his wife Cynthia of Moultonborough, son Gerald of Center Harbor, daughter Elizabeth Logel of Banner Elk, N.C., and daughter Marie Bolduc and her husband Glen of Laconia, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and several nieces.

There will be a private burial for the family in the spring.

Donations in remembrance of Fred may be made to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Association, 186 Waukewan St, Meredith, NH. 03253.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements and cremation. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:21

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Georgine Y. 'Gigi' Donovan, 50

MEREDITH — Georgine (Gigi) Yvette Donovan, 50, of Laconia went home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2014. She was born in Boston Massachusetts on July 4th, 1963 to Gerald and the late Maxine Nephew. She graduated in 1980 from North Reading High School and received a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Arts from New England School of Art and Design in 1984. She married the late John Joseph Donovan on November 25, 1989.

She is survived by her children Amelia, Veronica and David, her granddaughter Dakota and her four sisters Maxine, Laura, Celine, and Nicole.

She loved her children, trusted Jesus, and especially cherished her granddaughter. She lived in the moment, valued simplicity, and brightened any room she entered.

A service will be held Saturday March 15 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Meredith. The ceremony will be headed by Rev. Stephen R. Neill, Pastor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:19

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Martha S. Hanson, 70

GILFORD — Martha Sylvia (Fredriksen) Hanson passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. With the birthdate of 3/3/44, she had just celebrated her 70th birthday. Martha was the daughter of the late Karl and Sylvia Fredriksen of Roslindale, Mass. Preferring the country to the city, Martha moved to Hanson, Mass. after she married her husband Cliff on May 10, 1970 where they lived for twenty years until they moved to Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, N.H. She also treasured her winters in Florida at Rainbow Resort in Frostproof.

Martha graduated from Roslindale High School in 1961, and then went on to graduate from Boston Business School with high honors. She was an excellent stenographer and accomplished at shorthand. For many years she worked as a Medical Secretary at Brockton Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department. Martha also enjoyed working alongside her husband at Walt Disney World in Florida for several years. She was the Recreation Director for 17 years and a former member of the Board of Directors at her beloved Lake Shore Park. She was also actively involved as a member of the Viking Club in Braintree and was formerly a member of The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and The Debonnaires Drum and Bugle Corps. Martha also sang in the church choir at The Lutheran Church of the Cross in Hanover, Mass. She was very talented and had many hobbies including gardening, arts and crafts, and painting. She was also an avid reader. Following her father's advice, Martha always immersed herself fully in any and every activity or organization in which she was involved.

Family was very important to Martha and Martha was very important to her family. She leaves behind her devoted husband Clifford D. Hanson, her loving children Edward D. Hanson and his wife Megan, Peter G. Hanson of Gilford, as well as her loving grandchildren Justin, David, and Rachel. Much loved sister of Karl O. Fredriksen of Foxboro, Mass., Erik J. Fredriksen and his wife Marilyn of Derry, Vendla O. Margeson and her husband Ernest of Wareham, Mass., Linnea O. Richardson and her husband Craig of Wrentham, Mass. and Karin I. Sullivan and her husband Brian of Hingham, Mass. Martha is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. In addition, she leaves the many caring friends she made during her life. Martha was a special person and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, Mass. on Friday evening, March 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043 or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift .The interment will take place at a later date in Gilford, N.H.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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