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Esther M. King, 86

GILFORD — Esther M. (Harris) King, 86, of 127 Morrill Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Mrs. King was born July 3, 1927 in Gilford, N.H., the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Muriel (Rand) Harris.
In 1953 she went to New York City and worked as an executive secretary at the Christian & Missionary Headquarters. She remained in the New York/New Jersey area until retiring in 1990. At that time she returned to Gilford, N.H. Survivors include her husband, Julian D. King, of Gilford; a sister, Marion Harris, of Gilford; a sister-in-law, Sue Harris of Gilford; a brother-in-law, William Roberts of Concord and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Harris, Jr., in 1983 and by a sister, Arlene Roberts, in 2001.
A calling hour will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the LifeQuest Church, 115 Court Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 11 a.m. also at the Church.
Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the LifeQuest Church, 115 Court Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 or to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
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, 12 September 2013 08:19

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Annette 'Britt' Breton, 95

GILFORD — Annette "Britt" Breton, 95, of the Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia and formerly of 12 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Annette was born September 30, 1917 in Lakeport, N.H., the daughter of Aime E. and Anna M. (Morin) Breton and had been a long-time resident of Gilford, N.H.
Annette graduated from the one-room school house which was located at the bottom of Breton Road, Gilford. Annette worked at jobs paying only $2 and $3 per week until she was employed by Maurice and Rachel Sawyer of Gilford to help them run Sawyer farm. As the Sawyer farm got smaller, Annette found other jobs to supplement her pay. She retired at the age of 62 in 1979.
Annette enjoyed crocheting afghans and other items which she joyfully gave to family and friends.
Survivors include three brothers, Leo Armand and his wife, Barbara (Cochrane) Breton, of Lake Royale, N.C., Robert Edgar and his wife, Mary (Murray) Breton, of Cape Coral, Fla. and Gerard Aime and his wife, Ruth (Sewell) Breton, of Sanbornton, NH; two sisters-in-law, Florence (Genest) Breton Allard of Newport Beach, Calif. and Rita (Cote) Breton of Gilford; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, two great-great- nieces and one great-great nephew and her life-long friend, Marion Harris, of Gilford. Annette was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Helene D. Breton, and three brothers, Leo A. Breton, Andrew P. Breton and Roland Breton.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Belknap Mt. Road, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, N.H. 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, 12 September 2013 08:10

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Marilyn J. Derrickson, 88

 

PLYMOUTH — Marilyn Jeanette (Astle) Derrickson, 88, of Reservoir Road, died Sept. 7, 2013, at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith, after a long illness.

Born in Peacham, Vt., on Dec. 14, 1924, Marilyn was the daughter of Rodney and Lucinda (Stevenson) Astle. Marilyn was a member of the Peacham Academy (Caledonia Country Grammar School) basketball team until her graduation in 1942. She also sang with the northern Vermont Country group, The Texas Ramblers. After high school, Marilyn entered the Cadet Nursing Program at Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Mass., graduating three years later among the class leaders.

Marilyn took a nursing job in St. Johnsbury, Vt., in order to be near her family. Later she worked in Harrisonburg, Va., and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Air Force Nursing Corps on Sept. 8, 1953, serving for almost two years.

On June 18, 1955 she married Robert A. Derrickson Jr. while they were both stationed at Ardmore Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Her Air Force family had duty assignments in New Jersey, Spain, Massachusetts and Nebraska, where she volunteered as a Girl and Boy Scout leader. Upon Robert's retirement in 1969, Marilyn and her family moved to Plymouth, where despite long‐running physical difficulties, she continued her nursing career with positions at Speare Memorial Hospital, including emergency room nurse and a brief tenure as the director of nursing.

Marilyn was a long-time member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church where she excelled as a fundraiser, lay spokesperson and as the youth group leader. She also put her leadership skills to use at the Wanakee Methodist Center in New Hampton, as the camp nurse. Marilyn was also health officer for the town of Plymouth.

She was predeceased by her older brother Ralph and her younger brother Stephen.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Robert A. Derrickson Jr., of Plymouth; and their children Carrie (Derrickson) and Frank Deak of Prescott, Ariz., Ralph Derrickson and his wife Karen of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Robert Derrickson and his wife Susan of Hampstead; grandchildren Haylee and Elsa Derrickson of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Matthew and Bradley Derrickson of Hampstead; younger sisters Rachel Wozniak of South Bend, Ind., Marjorie (Astle) Reed and her husband, Paul of Lyndonville, Vt., Helen Astle and brother Scott Astle, both of Portsmouth; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Philip M. Polhemus, interim pastor of the Alexandria United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

To sign Marilyn Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:24

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Kevin Gardner, 54

NORTHFIELD — Kevin Gardner, beloved son, brother, father and grandfather passed peacefully onto his next life on Aug. 28, 2913.

Kevin was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Nov. 23, 1958, the son of Robert Gardner and Barbara McDonald. He moved to Northfield in June 1975 and went to Winnisquam Regional High School.

Kevin worked construction and painting for many years. He was a lifelong lover of all kinds of music from big bands such as Arthur Miller to hard rock as Metallica, but his true love was The Beatles. He had a great sense of humor and the kindest heart. He cared very strongly for his family and his friends.

Kevin is survived by and will be greatly missed by his mother and father; three brothers, Bobby, Jimi and Scott; and two sisters, Suzi and Melissa. Also by his son, Joshua LaFlamme; and his daughter, Jennifer Williams and her children Hunter, Logan and Jayden; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Kevin's life will be held on Sept. 15, 2013, at the Franklin Elks Lodge from 2 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to come with pictures and memories to share.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:17

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