Gordon L. Evans
Gordon L. Evans, 91, of Portland, Maine, died Thursday, February 11, 1999 in a Portland, Maine nursing home after a brief illness. He was born in Harts Location, a son of Loring S. and Hattie F. Smith Evans.
Growing up alongside the railroad tracks in Crawford Notch in the family home, which perched on the side of Mount Willard, Gordon never lost his enthusiasm for railroading and the "Notch" which was "up home" to him. Having to go to school via train, working with the section crew on the tracks, and as a caddy and bellhop at Crawford House were the years he most relished. He had a lot of quiet pride in being known as one of the "Evans Children" who were reared by their widowed mother in the house beside the tracks. A great deal of his family's history is contained in a book entitled Life By The Tracks which was written by Virginia C. Downs.
He was a graduate of Whitefield High School, in Whitefield, and Gray's Business College. Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was employed with Farley Glass Co. and with Soule Glass in Portland, Maine, prior to retiring.
Mr. Evans was a member of Chestnut Street Methodist Church. He was also a member and Past Master of Cornerstone Lodge 126; Scottish Rite Bodies of Portland; St. Albans Commandry 8; Past Patron of Cornerstone Order of the Eastern Star 193; a member of the Kora Temple Shriners; Past Officer of White Shrine of Jerusalem; a member of Portland Council 4. He served on the Advisory Board for over 25 years with the Portland Rainbow Girls and with the State Executive Committee for the Rainbow Girls.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Evans, and by a daughter, Eleanor Evans Jewett.
His family includes a brother, Raymond Evans, of Twin Mountain; five nephews; four nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, with Ritualistic Memorial Services by Cornerstone Lodge of Masons at 1:15 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Spring interment will be in Harding Cemetery in Standish, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Historical SocietyEvans Family Memorial, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held at Cornerstone Lodge, 22 Poland Street, Portland, after the service.
Elsbeth Adams Sanborn
Elsbeth Adams Sanborn, 86, of North Conway, died Monday, February 8, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, where she had been a resident since 1985.
She was born in Springfield, Mass. on April 28, 1912, the daughter of Augustus and Josephine Adams Smith. She was a graduate of Holyoke College and received her librarian degree from Simmons College. She was the librarian for Dartmouth College for many years. Mrs. Sanborn resided in Fryeburg for several years prior to moving to Merriman House.
Her family includes a niece, Joan Radner of Washington, D.C.; two great-nephews, Joshua Radner of Denver, Colorado and Jack Radner of Brooklyn, New York.
A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Frances Lord Bailey
Frances Lord Bailey, 85, of Ossipee, died February 8, 1999 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. She was born in Wolfeboro, and lived there with her husband, Kenneth Vittum, before moving to South Tamworth. In 1966 she moved to Haverhill, Mass. where she lived until 1990 when she moved back to Ossipee, after the death of her second husband, Kenneth Bailey.
Her family includes three sons, Bruce P. Vittum of Bend, Oregon; Kenneth F. Vittum of Parisburg, Va., and Brewster P. Vittum of Ossipee; a daughter, Carol Ann Fontaine of Tamworth; two stepsons, Carl Bailey and Russell Bailey, both of Haverhill, Mass.; and a stepdaughter, Judy Playton of Bradford, Mass.; several grandchildre and great-grandchildren; a sister, Nathalie Bertlett of Adel, Georgia; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Tamworth, in the spring. Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.
Dana Cotton, Sr.
Dana Cotton, Sr., 84, of Ossipee, died February 8, 1999 at Mountain View Nursing Home, Ossipee, after a period of failing health. He was born in Brownfield, Maine, the son of the late Nathan P. and Edna Robbins Cotton, and had lived in Conway and Ossipee for most of his life.
Mr. Cotton was employed as a lineman for the Public Service Company of N.H. for more than 25 years. He was a U.S. WW II Army Veteran and a past member of the American Legion in Conway.
He loved sports and was an avid player of the game of horseshoes.
His family includes a son, D. Russell Cotton, Jr. of Berwick, Maine; five daughters, Rose L. Henderson of South Bend, Ind., Patricia Jonsson of Wolfeboro, Georgiana Mader of Wolfeboro, Theresa L. Fullerton of Portsmouth, and Judy Patten of Portsmouth; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Natalie Michaletti of Largo, Florida; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Brink Cotton.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dover, in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to Mountain View Nursing Home, Rt. 171, Ossipee, NH 03864.
Edwin A. Schmidt
Edwin A. Schmidt, 76, of North Conway, died February 8, 1999 at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, following a long illness. Born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of Edwin and Hilda Briggs Schmidt, he has been a resident of New Hampshire since 1985.
Mr. Schmidt served for 25 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1974 as a captain.
He was a member of the Ossipee Valley Masonic Lodge 74, F&AM, in Ossipee and a member of Calvin Topliff Lodge 18 O.E.S. in North Conway. He was a member of the USCG retired officers association, a member of the National Camping Association and a member of St. Margaret's Anglican Church.
His family includes his wife, Constance S. Schmidt of North Conway; a son, Eric A. Schmidt of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Sigrid A. Howells of Cumberland, Rhode Island and Linda Schmidt of Manville, Rhode Island; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, Pleasant St. Conway, with the Rev. Angelo J. D'Onofrio, rector, officiating. There will be visiting hours. Donations may be sent to St. Margaret Church, P.O. Box 1555, Conway, NH 03818-1555.
Arrangements are by Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Anna Marie Johnson Chapman
Anna Marie Johnson Chapman, 97, died on February 1, 1999 at the home of her daughter, Joycelyn Austen, in Wellesley, Mass. She was born June 13, 1901 in Michigame, Michigan, the daughter of Andrew and Teckla Fresk Johnson.
She graduated from Painesdale(Michigan) High School and taughter school while she also attended college at Marquette Normal School, graduating in the 1920s. Moving to Pennsylvania in the 1930s, she spent many years in Warren, Pa. where her husband, Arthur Laurence Chapman was an executive with the Sylvania Company.
She was a 50 year member of the Girl Scouts and her church. She was honored by Girl Scouts in Warren, Pa. and Marblehead, Mass. where she served as Council President. In North Conway, her home for the past 38 years, she is credited with reviving Girl Scout activity where none existed for years, starting troops in Bartlett, Madison and Jackson, as well as North Conway.
No task was too daunting for her, whether it was feeding 400 Special Olympians at a sunrise breakfast or putting an addition onto a rural one-room dwelling. She was delivering Meals on Wheels twice weekly to seniors almost half her age. Her dedication to those in need led her to much volunteer work wherever she lived, with the elderly, handicapped and shut-ins. For years she visited the Merriman Extended Care Facility on a weekly basis, conducting crafts and bingo games. She also started a Clothing Center at her church for the needy, spending hours on end acquiring and sorting clothes. An annual activity was the Fourth of July Strawberry Festival, which she founded. She was president of the local Women's Club at least three times, and active in the Crafter's Guild well into her 90s.
In 1980 she was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Award at the Kiwanis Club, recognizing meritorious and extensive community service without regard for personal gain. At a later date, she was also honored by the Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for her work.
In addition to be an inveterate volunteer, she purchased the Small Inn in the early '60s (what became the Snug Harbor Inn and is now Delaney's) and ran it for several years. After selling the inn, she became head housekeeper at the AMC in Pinkham Notch and drove 30 miles each way daily. Her last paid position was as the head dinner cook at the Holiday Inn when she was in her 80s.
Her family includes three daughters, Beverly A. Rutherford of Burlington, Vermont, Joycelyn Chapman Austen of Wellesley, Mass. and Karen Brisbois of Topsfield, Mass.; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in North Conway in mid-March. Donations in her memory may be made to the Swift Water Girl Scout Council, attn. Susan Pepler, 88 Harvey Rd. R, Manchester, NH 03103, or to the First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC, North Conway, NH 03860.
Raymond C. Allard
Raymond C. Allard, 56, of Conway, died Feb. 5, 1999, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness.
Born in North Conway, the son of Smith and Dorothy (Davis) Allard, he was a lifelong resident of Conway. He graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1960, and from the University of New Hampshire in 1964. He had been a dairy farmer for all of his life, and he was a member of the farm bureau and a former member of Carroll County Soil Conservation.
The family includes his father, Smith C. Allard, of Conway; a brother, Marshall H. Allard, of Conway; two sisters, Sally D. Wright, of Salisbury, and Jane A. Wright, of Quincy, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, Monday, at 1 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, pastor of the Glen Community Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, North Conway, NH 03860.
Rodley Truman Adams
Rodley Truman Adams, 74, of Lovell, Maine, died Friday, February 5, 1999 at his home. He was born in Lovell, and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of Horace and Marion Watson Adams.
Mr. Adams attended Fryeburg Academy and was a World War II Army veteran. He had been a woodsman in his early years and worked most of his life as a carpenter. His hobby was woodworking.
His family includes his wife of 17 years, Roberta Vance Adams of Lovell; two sons, Terry T. Adams of Lovell and Gregory R. Adams of Sweden, Maine; two daughters, Joan C. King of Ashland and Lorene Cobb of Bryant Pond, Maine; two sisters, Virginia Bean of Fryeburg, Maine and Faye Gilman of Harrison, Maine; a stepdaughter, Joyce Devoe of Arundel, Maine; a step-granddaughter; and two step-great--grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, June Wilkinson Adams.
At Rodley's request, there will be no service.
Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Charles Richard Pipe
Charles Richard Pipe, 84, of Fryeburg, Maine, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was born January 24, 1915 in Somerville, Mass., the son of Charles and Suzanne Snow Pipe.
He was a graduate of Tilton School in Tilton, and attended the University of Vermont. Mr. Pipe was a veteran of the United States Air Force, 1942-1945, serving overseas duty in the China-Burma-India region during World War II. As a veteran, he was a Past Commander of Oxford County, and a fifty-year member of the American Legion. He was also Past Commander of the Frank W. Shaw American Legion Post, and a fifty year member and Past Master of Pythagorean Lodge of Masons, O.E.S. and also served President of the Fryeburg-Lovell Kiwanis.
Mr. Pipe was a salesman for the distribution of foods most of his life, retiring in 1979 from S.S. Pierce Company.
His family includes his wife of 56 years, Patricia Atwater Pipe of Fryeburg; a son, Carleton C. Pipe, of Fryeburg; a daughter, Constance E. Pipe of Winnesquam; a grandson, Brian C. Pipe; and a sister, Elizabeth Pipe Weston of Fryeburg.
A funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg with the Rev. William Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, in the spring. Donations in Mr. Pipe's memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
Arthuretta M. 'Etta' Champion Frary
Arthuretta M. "Etta" Champion Frary, 80, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999 in a nursing home in Mashpee, Mass. after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Loring and Sadie Kellary Champion.
Born and raised in Lynn, Mass., she lived in Swampscott, Mass. for many years. More recently, she divided her time between Jensen Beach, Florida and Conway before moving to Cape Cod in 1997.
She graduated from Lynn English High School and had been a lifelong member of "The Pequawket Club." She loved sewing, oil painting, needlework and knitting, and at one point made her own clothing.
Her family includes two sons, Kevin S. Frary of Marblehead, Mass. and James "David" Frary of Swampscott, Mass; a daughter, Carole Antis of Cotuit, Mass.; a brother, Thomas Champion of Lynn, Mass; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, James J. Frary.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Marblehead home of her son, Kevin Frary. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Suite 450, Newton, MA 02158 or the Visiting Nurse Association of Conway, NH. Arrangements are by Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129) Lynn, Mass.
Ethalinda F. Dow
Ethalinda F. Dow, 76, of Lovell, Maine, died Wednesday, February 7, 1999 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton, Maine. She was born in Dexter, Maine, the daughter of Charles and Ethalinda Eaton Ellms, and graduated from Higgins Academy in Charleston.
In her early years, she had been a LPN and was a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Ripley Grange and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed knitting and cooking.
Mrs. Dow lived in Fryeburg for 18 years before moving to Lovell ten years ago.
Her family includes her husband of 45 years, Harold R. Dow of Lovell, Maine; a daughter Laurie Reynolds of North Windham, Maine; a sister, Maxine Noyes of Newfields; and a granddaughter.
She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Ellms, Jr.
Visiting hours will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg
Miriam L. 'Mim' Regan
Miriam L. "Mim" Regan, 78, of Intervale, died on March 30, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a short illness. She was born in East Boston, Mass., the daughter of Cornelius and Louise Leary Regan.
Ms. Regan lived in Winthrop, Mass. for 15 years prior to moving to Intervale in 1978. She graduated from the Boston Academy of Notre Dame, class of 1937, and Regis College, class of 1941. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Education at State College in Boston, Mass. in 1950. Ms. Regan was a U.S.O. Club Director in San Diego, Calif. during World War II, and worked as a home economics teacher in the Boston, Mass. school system for over 30 years. She was also a past president of the Boston Home Economics Teacher's Association.
She was a former member of the Massa-Schussers Ski Club in Glen for 20 years, and a member of the North Conway Country Club for over 25 years, as well as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. She was an avid golfer and skier.
Her family includes two brothers, Donald A. Regan of Winthrop, Mass. and Herbert G. Regan of Westwood, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway. Donations in Ms. Regan's memory may be made to the North Conway Library, North Conway, NH 03860 or to the Our Lady of the Mountains Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, North Conway, NH 03860.
Doris Tait Mann
Doris Tait Mann, 76, of Tamworth, died March 31, 1999 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro. She was born in Medford, Mass. where she attended local schools. Doris later graduated from beautician school in Boston, Mass. before moving to North Reading, Mass. where she lived for 23 years with her late husband, James Mann.
Mrs. Mann moved to Tamworth in 1971. She loved crafts and was a member of the Bearcamp Valley Sportsman Club, Tamworth.
Her family includes a daughter, Karren Johnson of Tamworth; four grandchildren, Tammy Johnson of Rochester, Kim Johnson of Tamworth, Kriste Johnson of Rochester and Glenn E. Johnson, Jr. of Tamworth.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Reed Cemetery, Tamworth.
Donations in Mrs. Mann's memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 or the Tamworth Community Nurses Association, Tamworth, NH 03886.
Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home of Center Ossipee.