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Richard F. Browning, 95

SOUTHLAKE — Richard Francis Browning, 95, Southlake, TX, formerly of Grapevine, TX; Tilton, NH; and Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. He and Mary A. Owens were married for 54 years.

Born February 14, 1919 in Marlborough, MA, he was the son of the late Henry and Josephine Browning. He graduated from Marlborough High School and Capital Radio Institute Washington, D.C. Richard joined the Army Air Force and became a pilot; and as a 1st Lieutenant, flew the B-25 Mitchell Bomber in the South Pacific during WWII (125 missions). Upon his return, he and his brother Weston founded Browning Brothers Builders in Northborough, MA. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marlborough and served in many areas of the church (Sunday school teacher, Superintendent, Deacon and Chairman of Deacons).

He and his wife cared for foster children from 1962-1968; two of which remain with them. They adopted three children.

In 1970 the family moved to Tilton, NH. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and attended Calvary Independent Baptist Church. He was actively involved in his children's sports and activities as well as coaching the Tilton-Northfield Lassie League. Additionally, the family received several Exchange Students from around the world.

In 2000, he and his wife moved to Grapevine, Texas where they became members of First Baptist Church Grapevine.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, and children: Karen Parks, Canton, MA; Darryl Browning, Rosehill, KS; Julie Browning, Santiago, Chile; Janet Bomboy, Southlake, TX; grandchildren: Jason Parks, Angela Howard, Cherish Taylor, Joshua Motles, Briana Motles, Evan Bomboy, Daniel Motles, Hailey Browning, Carver Bomboy, Richard Browning, Genevieve Browning and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church Grapevine on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Winnisquam Regional Babe Ruth Softball League; PO Box 432, Tilton, NH 03276.

Richard's kindness will be lovingly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Arrangements by J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, Grapevine, TX.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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John Bixby, 78

John Bixby, 78

RUMNEY — John Clifton Bixby, 78, of Rumney, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton. He was surrounded by his children and family.

John was born in Plymouth on July 10, 1935, to Leroy Clifton Bixby and Eva Monroe Bixby. John grew up in New Hampshire, attending schools in Rumney and Plymouth after which he went into the Air Force and worked as an airplane mechanic.

After he left the military he traveled extensively, he had been in every state in the United States, except Alaska and South Dakota. He returned to Rumney where he bought a logging truck and logged for a while. After that he was employed at Kelly's Auto Body for 44 years before he retired.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a gifted musician who played many instruments. He loved his family and the many get-togethers they had over the years. He loved to watch NASCAR races. He also enjoyed riding the many Harley-Davidsons he had owned over the years.

John is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Marcia (MacDonald) Bixby; and his brother, James Bixby.

He is survived by his children, Melody Bixby Wendell, Rumney, Rebecca Bixby Gelsi, Orford, and Leroy Clifton Bixby, New Hampton; his brothers, Charles Bixby, Rumney, and Richard Bixby, Bristol; a sister, Annette Flanders, Rumney; grandchildren, Brenton Eastman, Orford, Jonathan Eastman, Rumney, George Wendell V. Rumney, John Bixby II, New Hampton, and Rachel Bixby, New Hampton; and great-grandaughter, Rihanna Eastman.

Calling hours will be held Monday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. A graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery, Rumney.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hampshire Veteran's Home Resident Fund, 139 Main St., Tilton, NH 03276.

To sign John's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:21

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Alice Hinman, 97

Alice Hinman, 97


MEREDITH — Alice Jane (Behymer) Hinman died May 11, 2014, at Forest View Manor in Meredith after a long period of declining health. She was 97.

Alice Jane, the youngest child of Hallie (Hughes) and Forney L. Behymer, was raised in Liberty, Ind., and met her husband, Ford B. Hinman, at the University of Michigan.

They were married in 1936, and lived at Holderness School where Mr. Hinman taught and coached for 42 years. Alice Jane served the school as librarian, typing teacher, and secretary to the headmaster where she was responsible for much of the daily operation of the school.

The Hinmans retired from Holderness School in 1974 and settled in Northfield, Vt., on West Hill. There she enjoyed gardening, working in the dean's office at Norwich University, and volunteering in the Northfield Library.

Alice Jane was predeceased by her husband in 1993; her youngest son, David, in 2010; and her grandson, Chris Moulton, in 2002.

She will be missed by her son, Donald B. Hinman and his wife, Mary-Lou in Danbury; her daughter, Jane Ramsay, in Meredith; an extended family member, Bobsy Dudley Thompson, in Edgecomb, Maine; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family is indebted to Forest View Manor for the kind and professional care they gave to Alice Jane during her stay there.

At her request, there will be no funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts might be sent to The Forest View Sunshine Fund, or to Holderness School.

Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family with arrangements for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:17

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Jason Hirtle, 34

Jason L. Hirtle, 34

OGDEN, Utah — Jason L. Hirtle, 34, formerly of Northfield, N.H., passed away suddenly on May 9, 2014, at his home in Ogden.

Jason was born in Concord, N.H., on Nov. 19, 1979, and grew up in Northfield, N.H.

He was a 1998 graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton. Following graduation Jason entered the Air Force. In his 14 years of service he was stationed at several Air Force bases, as well as in Saudi Arabia, Korea, Iraq and Italy. His most recent duty station was Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Jason was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in 2012 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He continued to maintain his residence in Ogden.

Jason loved motorcycles and was a rider instructor for both the military and civilian courses. He also loved mountain biking, skydiving and scuba diving.

Jason is survived by, his 15-year-old son, Devin Hirtle of Abilene, Texas; his parents, Leamon and Meredith (Sherburne) Hirtle of Northfield, N.H.; and his sister, Rebecca Butler and her husband Craig of Laconia, N.H.

Calling hours are planned for Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton, N.H. Interment, with military honors, will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Jason's family requests that flowers be omitted and donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. Jason was an alumni of this Project.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:12

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