GILMANTON — Olive Y. Hartford died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on June 17, 2014. Olive was born April 16, 1918 in Nova Scotia. She was raised in Lexington, Mass. where she spent most of her young life. She married in 1938 to her husband Arlington of 62 years. They lived their lives between Belmont and Gilmanton. She was very active in Gilmanton town organizations and enjoyed her family, gardening, flea markets and lawn sales. She loved her animals, especially her dog "Bing".
She was predeceased by her sister Barbara Tint of Ill., her husband Arlington and her grandson T.A. Hartford.
Olive is survived by her son Anthony (Tony) Hartford of Gilmanton, two daughters, Denise Aldrich and husband Bob of Pennacook, Bonnie Whelan and husband John and grandson John IV of Gilmanton, grandsons Roger Aldrich and family of Boscawen, David Aldrich and family of Bethlehem, a granddaughter Hilary of North Carolina and great-granddaughter Jaxsyn Sky Hartford of Gilford.
There will be no calling hours and a private family service will be held at Smith Meeting House Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
For those that wish, memorial donations may be made to the N.H. Humane Society, Meredith Center Road, Laconia N.H., 03246, or the Belknap County Nursing Home, 30 County Drive, Laconia, N.H., 03246.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:45
GILFORD — Austin Alexander Cote, 5, of Gilford, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 16, 2014 after being a warrior for 5 years of a pediatric brain tumor. Austin was born in Laconia and would have graduated from Village Nursery School in Gilford this year.
Austin loved Mickey Mouse, fire trucks, hugs and making sure everyone knew his name. Thank you to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, Austin got to meet Mickey Mouse.
Family includes his mother, Amy Beaudoin, step dad, Thomas Jenkins, brother, Christopher Beaudoin, grandmother, Sandra Beaudoin, aunt, Amanda Beaudoin, all of Gilford, his grandmother, Penny Clark, and aunt, Jacqueline, from Henderson, Nevada, grandfather, Alan Cote, and wife, Beverly, from Penacook, N.H. and many more family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, David Beaudoin, in December. 2013.
Services will be Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Grace Capital Church, 14 Beacon Street East, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Army of Austin Angels c/o Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:39
GILFORD — Dr. David W. Merrell, 89, of 71 Broadview Terrace, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Dr. Merrell was born February 21, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of the late Horace B. and Mildred (Lind) Merrell. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry Division Medical Corp during WWII. He resided in Orchard Lake, Michigan for many years before moving to Gilford thirty years ago.
Dr. Merrell received his Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. He spent several years in clinical practice at a large neuro-psychiatric hospital and for thirty years, was a consultant with Rohrer, Hibler & Replogle, Inc. (RHR), international psychological consultants to management. He managed the Detroit office of RHR, managed the Mid-West and Eastern regions of RHR and was Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. His responsibilities included RHR's publications, training and research.
As chairman of the legislative committee of the Michigan Psychological Association, Dr. Merrell was a leader in obtaining the first certification law for psychologists in Michigan. He was licensed in New York and Connecticut as well.
Dr. Merrell's consulting experience embraced a wide range of industries, including automotive, chemical, publishing, insurance and utilities. He led the development of RHR expertise in family mobility studies (for prospective overseas assignments), life cycle and evolution theory of organization, multi-dimensional (matrix) organization structures, and RHR's full field systems for organization analysis. He contributed to two RHR books and numerous RHR articles and journals and served as editor of RHR's bimonthly newsletter for executives titled "For CEO's Only."
Dr. Merrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, tennis, sail boating, motor boating, water skiing and snow skiing. He was a musician, playing the trumpet and was a "Ping Pong Champ".
Dr. Merrell was a member and president of the New Hampshire Music Festival, a member and president of the Governor's Island Association and was a leader and Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a tenor soloist for numerous church choirs.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-nine years, Audrey Mae "Ivy" (Iverson) Merrell of Gilford, N.H.; a son, David Charles Merrell of Stamford, Conn.; a daughter, Cindy Louise (Merrell) Savard of Fremont, N.H.; four grandchildren, Paul David Merrell, Jaimie Elizabeth Merrell, Andrew David Savard and Kaitlyn Mae Savard; one great grandchild, Violet Lynn Merrell; one niece and five nephews. In addition to his parents, Dr. Merrell was predeceased by a brother, Richard Merrell.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, Gilford, N.H.
Following the burial, a reception will held in the Church Hall.
Flowers are welcome. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be sent to the Gilford Community Church Music Department, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, 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, 18 June 2014 07:42
RUMNEY — Raymond S. Keniston, Sr., 92, of Rumney, passed away at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
A lifelong resident of Rumney, Raymond was born on November 22, 1921 to George L. and Bertha (Watts) Keniston.
He began his logging career at age 16 with his first truck. Later, he operated his sawmill in Rumney, starting with a steam engine, his life-long dream. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. Raymond enjoyed planting trees for the Rumney Common, Library, and family. His retirement hobby making wooden spoons was a gift enjoyed by many.
His many years spent at the sawmill taught him the value of efficiency and organization. With an eighth grade education, he did all of the bookkeeping at home after work.
As an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing, taking two trips to Alaska for salmon fishing. He also loved time spent at his camps in Pittsburg and New Brunswick.
Raymond was a generous, humble, and intelligent man, a teacher at heart. He was always asking questions and looking for a better way to do things.
Raymond was preceded in death by his newborn son, George.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Ila (Bixby) Keniston, who tirelessly cared for him for 74 years. He will be missed by his three daughters, Nancy and her companion Harold Avery, Sally and her companion Ron Linke, Kelley and her husband Len Anderson; son, Raymond S. Keniston, Jr.; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and his 100 year old cousin, Phyllis Pray.
In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree in Raymond's memory. Donations may be made to Speare Memorial Hospital in gratitude for their loving care given to Raymond and his family during his illness.
A funeral service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11 am. Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. Interment will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Raymond's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 07:38