LACONIA — David B. Stevens, 93, formerly of New Hampton, NH and Belleview, Florida, died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia NH. Born on December 28, 1919 in Greenfield, Massachusetts he was the son of David Brown Stevens and Laura (Wurtenberger) Stevens Hatch, and was brought up on the campus of Mount Hermon Prep School in Gill, Mass. His father, a native of New Hampton, NH, had moved to Mt. Hermon to manage the prep school's large herd of dairy cattle. Mr. Stevens was educated at local elementary schools and attended Mount Hermon Prep School.
David was proud to serve his country during World War II. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and was stationed at remote airfields in China, where he was a fuel supply specialist, supporting the brave pilots, who flew "Flying Tigers" aircraft, longrange bombers, and transport planes, until the end of the war.
He was a farmer, carpenter and roofer. In 1947 he designed and built the family home in Gill, Massachusetts where he resided for many years. He cut the logs to make the lumber and beams, and for the roof, he bought the slate off an old tobacco barn, and installed it. For over 35 years, he worked as a machinist at Greenfield Tap&Die, and Bendix Cutting Tool Div. in Greenfield, Mass.
Upon retirement in 1979, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens moved to his family homestead on the Oxbow Road in New Hampton NH. They also lived on Sky Pond Rd, New Hampton, and spent many years in Summerfield and Belleview, Florida returning to New Hampshire in 2009.
David was known for his friendly and helpful nature and his great sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth June (Phelps) Stevens, a resident of Belknap County Nursing Home, three sons Daniel R. Stevens and wife Joyce of Bristol, NH, Bruce D. Stevens and wife Stacy of New Hampton NH., Gary R. Stevens and companion Rhonda Clark of Warren, NH., two daughters, Beverly J. Butterfield, and companion Ed Stout of Summerfield, FL., and Elizabeth E. Gross and husband Gordon Gross of Henderson, Nevada. One brother, Richard W. Stevens and wife Jerry of Reston, Virginia, eight grandchildren, Brian Stevens, Kevin Stevens, Quincy Stevens Gunn, Gordon Gross, Jr, Katy Gross, Corilynn Gross, Kala Stevens and Austin Stevens, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Belknap County Nursing Home and their employees for the compassionate care given over the last 3 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home's Activities Fund at 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246.
There will be no calling hours. A grave-side burial service will be held at the N.H. State Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen NH on Monday, September 9th at 11 a.m.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:51
GILMANTON — Elizabeth Jane (Waterson) Harms, 91, of 205 Sargent Road, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home.
Mrs. Harms was born June 4, 1922 in New York, the daughter of the late Henry and Pauline Waterson. She was the wife of John G. Harms, who predeceased her.
During WWII, when her husband was missing in action after parachuting out of his B-17 over France, Betty faithfully held to the knowledge that he would return home to her.
He did 8 months later.
Mrs. Harms was a resident of Temple Terrace, Florida before moving to Gilmanton. Betty was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church and was a former member of the Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an awesome scrabble player. She had a fund of knowledge about so many things and was the family historian. Betty was an avid Corgi dog lover.
Survivors include her son, John G. Harms, Jr. of Lemont, Penn.; her daughter, Barbara D. Reed, of Gilmanton; seven grandchildren, Christopher Harms, Danielle Harms, Carmen Lorentz, CarrieAnn Pauliukonis, Courtenay Harms, Christopher Halla and Tyler Reed; two great grandchildren, numerous loving nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Jilly. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harms was predeceased by her husband, John G. Harms in 2007, her brothers, Raymond Waterson and Edwin Waterson and her sisters, Norrine Betjemann, Audrey Geartner and F. Margaret McGreevey.
Family calling hours will be held.
A Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Gilmanton Community Church, Gilmanton Corners location, Rte 107 & Rte 140 Gilmanton, NH. A pot luck reception will follow. Burial will be privately held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:49
SANBORNTON — Ann Helen Lance, 88, of 228 Steele Hill Road, died in her home on Sunday, September 1, 2013 after a long illness. Mrs. Lance was the widow of
Donald Scribner Lance who died in 1985.
Mrs. Lance was born December 27, 1924 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Leslie and Mindy (Pike) Lane.
She had been a resident of Sanbornton for fifty years and had been employed as a registered nurse for the State of New Hampshire for many years. She was a devoted mother and spent her life caregiving to others in the community.
Survivors include her son, Daniel Leslie Lance, of Sanbornton, two grandchildren, Donald Lance III and Leslie Lance. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Lance was predeceased by a son, Donald Scribner Lance, Jr., in 199l.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:41
BELMONT — David W. Dubois, 65, of Belmont, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness.
Born on February, 25, 1948, in Gilford, he was the son of the late Horace W. and Ruth (Kelly) Dubois. David was raised in Gilford, attending local schools. Upon high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army and fought with honor and courage in two tours of the Vietnam War.
Throughout his career David was a machinist who worked for several area machine shops, spending the last 15 years working with Aero Weld, Inc., before retiring due to his illness.
David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Lori Benwell.
He is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-eight years, Dianne (Libby), of Belmont; son, Max W. Dubois and his wife Kerry, of Meredith; daughter, Kristeen Stevens, of Alabama; brother, Gary L. Dubois, of Laconia; sister, Linda Lowell, of Laconia; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Edward Stevens, and Emma, Avery, and Logan Dubois; many nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen. Rev. Edward J. Charest, Pastor Emeritus of the Plymouth United Congregational Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 (www.centralvna.org)
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For David's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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