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
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
ASHLAND – Grace "Mickey" Williams Mahar, 82, of Ashland, formerly of Lynn, Mass., and Franklin, died on Sept. 9, 2013, at Golden View Nursing Home in Meredith after a brief illness.
Born in Lynn, Mass., on Feb. 4, 1931, Mickey was the daughter of Adrian Fillion and Viola (Sciarretta) Fillion. Mickey graduated from Lynn English High School class of 1948 and worked at the Tai Hong Restaurant in Lynn, Mass., for 21 years. She resided in Franklin for 28 years before moving to Ashland a year ago.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles (Tarzi) Williams and Ernest Mahar; and her daughter, Janice Williams.
Mickey is survived by her daughters Louise Bernard and her husband Ed of Ashland, Carol Homan and her husband Richard of Marblehead, Mass., and Nancy Williams and her companion Terry Powers of Marblehead, Mass.; four stepchildren; her two sisters Barbara Comeau of Barrington, and Patricia Brechbiel of Logansport, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Davies will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
To sign Mickey's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:11
LACONIA — Arline Rowe Garger, 86, of 33 Cedar St., died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
Arline was born April 23, 1927, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Valere and Catherine (Bryson) Vachon.
Arline had been a resident of Laconia most of her life and was employed as an executive assistant with Normandin, Cheney & O'Neil for more than 30 years and eventually retired in New Hampshire in 1996.
Survivors include her brother, Lynn Vachon, and his wife, Nikki, of Moultonborough; one sister, Carol Hildreth, and her husband, Howard, of Rancho
Palos Verdes, Calif., her daughter, Elizabeth Gray, and her husband, James, of Laconia; son, David Rowe, and his wife, Kathleen, of Westfield, Vt., and son, Casey Rowe, of Laconia; and three grandchildren: Aliza Gray of Laconia, Jasmyn Gray of Laconia and Nikki Gaudreault of Goffstown as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allan F. Rowe Jr.,; a son, Allan F. Rowe III; and elder brother, Donald Vachon.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church 30 Church St., Laconia.
For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P0 Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:08