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Martha R. Phinney, 79

MEREDITH — Martha Ruth Phinney, 79, of True Road, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, after a long illness.

Born in Meredith on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Nathanial and Leona B. (Shaw) Boynton.

She grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, class of 1951. She has been a resident of Meredith since 1965.

Martha worked as a seamstress for many years and also as a day care provider for many families.

In her early years, she was very active in the Boy Scouts as a den leader.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, George O. Phinney, Sr., brothers, Warren and Everett, and sister, Elose.

Martha is survived by her sons, George O. Phinney, Jr., and Wayne T. Phinney, both of Meredith, seven grandchildren, Angel, Nathaniel, Peter, Ryan, Nicole, Christopher and Randy, three great grandchildren, Nichols, Isabella and Wyatt, siblings, Beryl Buzzell, Joseph Boynton, Brian Boynton, all of New Hampton, Arnold Boynton, David Boynton, both of Meredith, Gertrude Boynton of Belmont, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Lemieux, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Meredith Youths Leagues, C/O Meredith Parks and Recreation Department, Main St. Meredith, NH. 03253.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:16

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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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