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Ibra B. Royea, 85

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

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Elsie K. 'Babe' King, 93

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Elsie K. "Babe" King, 93, died at her home on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was the widow of Burns F. King who died April 17, 2002.
Mrs. King was born October 7, 1920 in Gilmanton, N.H., the daughter of the late Carroll and Edna (Tibbetts) Moulton. She graduated from Laconia High School, class of 1940.
Mrs. King was a longtime resident of Hartford, Connecticut before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works . She had been employed at the Travelers Insurance Co. for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include two brothers, Theodore Moulton of Gray, Maine and Stanley Moulton of Alton, N.H.; three sisters, Verna Spinney of Deep River, Conn., Louise Bradshaw of Merrimack, N.H. and Beatrice Vachon of Moodus, Conn., one cousin, Robert Tibbetts of Gilmanton Iron Works. Elsie was the aunt of 44 nephews and nieces. She also leaves her close friends Gladys "Blondie" Burbank of Lakeport, Betty Newell of Meredith and George McClary of Gilmanton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers; John Moulton, Morris Moulton, Richard Moulton, Albert Moulton and Arthur Moulton, one sister, Betty Parker and cousins Charles, Frank and Carl Glidden.
According to Mrs. King's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110
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 10:57

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David W. Ecker, 82

MOULTONBOROUGH — David W. Ecker, 82, a member of the Moultonboro, NH community for forty-one years passed away on December 31, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire.
David's battle with metastatic prostate cancer was brief and courageous. He never gave up and to his last few days
he was planning the completion of his many projects.

He was born on February 5, 1931, to Marion Radu Ecker and Winslow Ecker of Patchogue, Long Island, now deceased.
Close living relatives include his wife of fifty years, Willavene; two sons, Gregory David and his wife Anik, and Jonathan Jay. He also leaves his two grandchildren, Violet Anik and Kaspar Winslow, and his beloved brother Robert and his wife Margaret "Peg" Ecker. Other relatives who pre-deceased him are his first wife Gloria and their son David Francis, three days old.

As a patriot, David joined the Army on the Fourth of July, 1951. He became a Second Lieutenant of an Army Intelligence Unit
and led troops in the famous Korean Battles of Pork Chop Hill and Old Baldy, among others. He received a Bronze Star and two
battle medals for providing key information to his commanding officers and thereby saving many men's lives in battle, as well as three other medals and citations. David's army experiences were one central reason for his steel-core work ethic. He often said that "After the army, every day is a gift."

In his educational career, David moved from studio artist to Art Educator and Aesthetician. He received Bachelor of Science degrees from the State University of New York at Albany and Albright Art School in Buffalo, NY, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an Ed.D. in Philosophy at Wayne State University.
He then taught and directed programs in art and art education at Ohio State University and New York University for forty years. He was highly influential as an art educator, both nationally and internationally. Two of his crowning achievements were his theory of art as qualitative problem solving which has been widely published in the Art Education Field and the founding of the International Society for the Advancement of Living Traditions in Art (ISALTA).
But it was David's many doctoral students (over 60 in number) who gave him the most satisfaction in his career. His students
were top artists representing their countries of Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Tibet, Jordan, Afghanistan, Nigeria,
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Egypt, and the United States. Those students have continued to enhance the fields of art and art education around the world.

Since retiring fifteen years ago, David has still pursued artistic paths which have branched out to include developing beautiful buildings and landscapes with the help of artists and artisans from New Hampshire, Maine, and Ohio. He often expressed
his love of his home and immediate locality in Moultonboro, and New Hampshire in general, particularly for "all of the wonderful people who live here."

Friends wanting more information on David's life and career may view the website established in his honor by the International Society for the Advancement of Living Traditions in Art (ISALTA), at http://www.davidwecker.net/. Anyone who wishes to honor David may make contributions to the New Hampshire Korean War Veterans Association, 177 Pako Avenue, Keene, New Hampshire 03431.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 10:55

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Cecil W. Stanley, 86

LACONIA — Cecil W. Stanley passed away on January 23, 2014 at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH, 3 days after his 86th birthday, following a period of declining health.

He was born on January 20, 1928 in St. George, ME to Oscar and Ethel (Wilson) Stanley. Cecil grew up in St. George, ME and attended schools in St. George. After moving to New Hampshire, he worked for the Scott and Williams Company in Laconia for 25 years. He also worked for the Lakes Region General Hospital for many years before retiring.

Cecil married Ruth Huntoon, daughter of Charles and Isabelle Huntoon, in 1950. They were happily married for 54 years, until Ruth's death in 2004. Cecil enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activities, and spending time vacationing with family in Maine.

Cecil is survived by his son, Norman Stanley and his wife Denise of Kissimmee, FL, daughter, Nancy Gaumond and her husband Eric of Manchester, NH, and daughter, Norma McLeod and her husband Wayne, of Melbourne, Australia; his siblings, Frances Thompson of Rockland, ME, Edna Carter, of Thomaston, ME, Vernon Stanley, of Camden, ME, Maurice Stanley, of Texas, and Ann Wallace and her husband Raymond, of Thomaston, ME; his grandson Sean McCarty and his wife Abigail, of Tilton, NH, and other grandchildren, Jason, of Georgia, and Michael, Jennifer, and Sarah of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Asher, Tristan, and Colin; and several nieces and nephews.

Per Cecil's wishes, he will be cremated, with no services held.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Belmont Fire Relief Association, P.O. Box 837, Belmont, NH 03220 or to the ST George Volunteer Fire Dept., 7 School St., Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

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 Friday, 24 January 2014 08:31

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