TILTON — Foster D. Peverly, 85, a longtime and well respected auctioneer and appraiser in NH died suddenly, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Retreat at Golden View in Meredith, NH where he was receiving therapy following hip surgery. Foster was born in Canterbury, NH August 23, 1928, son of George and Leola (Houser) Peverly. He spent his youth and was schooled in Canterbury. Foster later lived in Vermont, Laconia and finally Tilton for the remainder of his life. During his youth Foster worked with his father, who at the time owned the George D. Peverly Auctioneer Company and kept the family farm. He then worked with Public Service Company of New Hampshire as a lineman and in the stock room for several years, after which he worked for fifteen years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Laconia as a sales agent. In the 1970's Foster continued in the auction/appraisal business and formed his company, F. D. Peverly and Sons, which he was still currently involved with. During his years as an auctioneer he enjoyed the privilege of serving as President of the NH Auctioneer's Association and on the state Board of Auctioneers, in addition to spending many hours doing charity auctions for various groups. Over the years he was also involved in many aspects of real estate including development, rental properties, and sales by the auction method. He was a longtime member and chairman of the Tilton Zoning Board. Foster was instrumental with the forming of the Town of Tilton School Funding Committee, serving as a member. Foster served on the the Winnisquam School District Budget Committee, and its District Funding Committee. While his children were growing up in Laconia he was active with the local sporting activities. He was a hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and a strong advocate for gun rights. One of his greatest joys was to be in the woods, hunting or just to be there. Foster kept close contact with friends in the Canterbury community and the goings on there. He was an active member of the Canterbury Historical Museum. His writings were acknowledged in the Canterbury book, "As I've Heard Tell." His family includes, his wife of 32 years, Shirley A. (LaPointe) Peverly of Tilton, four sons, John F. Peverly and his wife Carolyn of Belmont, Gregory J. Peverly and his wife Deborah of Northfield , Richard A. Peverly and his significant other Renee of Center Harbor, Kevin J. Peverly and his wife Kathy of Meredith and his daughter: Diane Rooney of Shelburne, VT
He also had thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His sister: Nora Peverly of Burlington, Vermont and one nephew.
Following the wishes of Foster, there are no calling hours planned. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Canterbury where he will be buried alongside his parents. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Foster's memory to the Canterbury Historical Society, Attn: Roger Klose, Treasurer, P. O. Box 81, Canterbury, NH, 03224-0081
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:05
LACONIA — Virginia Clara Lord, a quiet woman and lifelong resident of Laconia and Gilford who loved her friends and family, died peacefully on January 26, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 84.
Born on August 24, 1929, to Chester and Hazel (Chapman) Lord, Virginia's biggest desire in life was simply to be included in whatever her family and friends were doing. She'd love to sit with you, enjoy a meal and watch TV, smiling and laughing at the simple joy of it all the while. Crafts, drawing, puzzles and latch-hook were some of her favorite hobbies and became gifts for family and friends. Virginia was especially talented at using her drawing and coloring skills to duplicate another picture and she was rightly proud of her work. Dogs, cats, and babies responded happily to the special affections she had for them. Despite being denied an education, in her own way Virginia taught people perhaps more than they could have expected.
Besides her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her favorite uncle, Everett Lord, and favorite cousin, Dottie (Lord) Lessard, both of whom looked after her in her later years. Two cousins survive her, Ray Lord of Wolfeboro and Doug Lord of Maidstone, Vt., plus several members of her extended family and her compassionate and dedicated friend and caregiver, Tonya Johnican, and her daughter, Dakota Johnican, both of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, N.H.
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 Monday, 27 January 2014 11:19
LACONIA — Mark Pierce Koerner, Jr., 87, of 47 Taylor Home Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Mr. Koerner was born March 30, 1926 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Mark P. Sr. and Clara (Favro) Koerner.
Mr. Koerner graduated from East Providence High School and attended Brown University. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as an electrical engineer for forty-four years and had worked at Chase Foster in East Providence, RI , Oak Industries and Polyclad Industries in Franklin, NH, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Koerner was a member of the Barrington Baptist Church in R.I. where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was also a member at the First Baptist Church in Concord, N.H.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Wyllie) Koerner, of Laconia, N.H.; a daughter, Sue Sutton, of Barrington, R.I.; three grandchildren, Stacey Lavers and her husband, Jayson, of Warwick, RI , Bethany Fitzpatrick of Warwick, RI and Jesse Sutton and his wife, Lindsay, of Amesbury, MA; five great grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Sophia, Thomas and Ella and twin boys due in April. He also left former son-in-law, Alan Sutton of Coventry, RI. In addition to his parents, Mr. Koerner was predeceased by a grandson-in-law, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
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 Monday, 27 January 2014 11:10
HOLDERNESS — Ibra Benjamin Royea, 85, of East Holderness Road, Holderness, died suddenly on January 25, 2014, at Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester, NH.
Born in Meredith, NH on June 29, 1928, Ibra was the son of Ibra D. and Agnes L. (Proctor) Royea.
Ibra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1948. He has been a resident of Holderness since 1953.
Ibra worked in the body and paint shop of Meredith Motors Company, now Meredith Ford. In the mid 1960's, Ibra started Royea's Auto Wrecking, in Holderness, which he has owned and operated for many years.
Ibra was a life member of the Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Association and a former member of the Wicwas Lake Grange.
Ibra was predeceased by his son, Rick, his daughter Cindy, his brother, Richard and his sister, Eleanor.
Ibra is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Ruth A. (Blake) Royea of Holderness, sons, Michael Royea of Holderness, Peter Royea of New Hampton, daughters, Donna Thompson of Alexandria, Kathy Answorth of Meredith, fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, sister, Margaret Earl, brother, Robert Royea, both of Holderness, brother, David Royea, of Center Harbor, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Route #175, Holderness, on Thursday May 8 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:08