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Miscellaneous Carroll County, New Hampshire Obituaries 2003


Vernaline E. Drown
Lived in N.H. most of her life
NORTH CONWAY — Vernaline E. Drown, 84, of North Conway, died April 22, 2003, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway following a long illness. Born in Wolcott, Vt., the daughter of Jacob and Fissie (Ainsworth) Abbott, she had lived in New Hampshire for most of her life. The family includes a daughter Mart Harting, of Wolfeboro; two sons John Chick, of Wolfeboro, and Robert Chick, of Sanbornville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters Vera McDonald, of Conway, and Virginia Meserve, of Freedom; and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Lyle C. Huntoon
Employed at Littleton Regional Hospital
WHITEFIELD — Lyle C. Huntoon, 78, of Sartwell Place, passed away at the Littleton Regional Hospital, April 16, following a short illness. He was born in Bethlehem, son of Forrest and Leola (Virde) Huntoon. He grew up in Bethlehem and has spent most of his adult life in the Whitefield area. He was a dedicated worker and was last employed in the maintenance department of the Littleton Regional Hospital. He is survived by a son Wayne Huntoon, of Chocorua; two daughters Patricia Harris, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Lila Reis, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a brother Nathan Huntoon, of Whitefield. Funeral services will be private. The Ross Funeral Home, Whitefield Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to sign an electronic register may log onto

Rebecca A. Lear
Loved to travel, spoke many languages
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Rebecca A. Lear, 48, died at her home in Mill Valley, Calif., on Feb. 13. She was the daughter of Shirley B. and the late Peter C. Lear. She was a high school graduate of St. Mary’s in the Mountains, Littleton, and spent two years at the University of the Americas, Mexico and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Rebecca loved to travel and managed to visit all of the continents except Antarctica. She spoke or read five languages. She leaves behind two sisters Andrea, of Atlanta, Ga., Christina, of Hayward, Calif.; a brother Benjamin, of Moultonboro; and her mother Shirley, of Center Sandwich. A memorial service will be held Aug. 17 at the mother’s home. In lieu of flowers send donations to the Samuel Wentworth Library in Center Sandwich or to the Community School’s scholarship endowment fund in South Tamworth.

Lawson Traphagen Hill, Jr.
Founded Lawson Hill Leather
JACKSON — Lawson Traphagen Hill. Jr. (Trap), 75, of Jackson, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Lawson Traphagen Hill and Florence Hoffman. He grew up and lived in Weston, Mass., for 52 years before moving to Jackson in 1979. He was a veteran of World War II, a graduate of Worchester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, and earned an MBA from Boston University. He was author of three books including: “How to build a Multimillion Dollar Catalog Mail Order Business by Someone Who Did.” Trap was President of Hill Brothers’, a national mail order company with six shoe stores in the Boston area. He founded Lawson Hill Leather and Shoe, the British Isles Collection and the Russian Collection. At the time of his death, he was working on a book recently accepted for publication in both Russian and English tracing the life and travels of his mother, Florence Emilie Hoffman, an American Red Cross nurse in Siberia during the Russia Revolution. Trap was self taught and fluent in both Italian and Russian. He trekked to the Mount Everett and Aconcagua base camp, Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Antarctica and many places in Europe and Russia. He was a glider pilot, enjoyed ski racing, helicopter skiing, sailing and building fine furniture in his shop. He ran the Mount Washington Road Race three times and was a “peak bagger” finishing the White Mountain’s 4,000 footers with his son. Most recently he became treasurer for “Friends of Russian Orphans” a non-profit supporting the Orphanage of Yaroslavl, Russia. Family members include Marcia Hill, his loving wife of 52 years; his siter Cynthia Hill Williams and her husband Richard, of Wayland, Mass., his son Lawson Bruce Hill and his wife Vicki, of Jackson; and his daughter Brenda Yates and her husband Robert, of Sutton, Mass. He leaves five beautiful grandchildren Alexandra Cynthia Hill, Lawson Andrew Hill, Jenna Emilie Hill, Robert Traphagen Yates and Andrew Parker Yates to fill his giant footsteps. A memorial service celebrating Trap’s life was held at the Jackson Community Church Saturday, April 26, followed by a reception at the family’s home in Jackson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Trap’s loving memory to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 NW Ninth Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 (please designate acknowledgements to Marcia Hill, P.O. Box P, Jackson, NH 03846.) The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Inez Stokes
Member of Freedom Church Choir
FREEDOM — Inez Stokes, 91 years of age, passed away with her daughter, Ruth, at her side April 22, 2003. Inez was born on October 16, 1911 in Parsonfield, Maine. She was the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Wheeler) Taylor. She was a graduate of Parsonfield Seminary. She and her husband Edward were superintendent and matron of the Carroll County Home from 1959 until 1972. She was a member of the Freedom Church Choir for many years, and a long-time member of the Freedom Grange. Inez enjoyed making gifts for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Inez was pre-deceased by her husband Edward, daughter Sylvia, two brothers Percy and Lubert Taylor, two great-grandsons and a great-great granddaughter. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara McLeese and Ruth Beckwith, her brother, G. Earl Taylor, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. At Inez’s request there were no calling hours. The service was held at Lord’s Funeral Home in Center Ossipee on Monday, April 28, at 10 a.m. It was also Inez’s request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to your favorite charity.

Charlotte L. Franke
Member of First Church of Christ
NORTH CONWAY — Charlotte L. Franke, 80, of North Conway, died April 29, 2003, at her home following a long illness. Born in Germany, she had lived in new York City for several years before moving to North Conway 40 years agp. Mrs. Franke had been a member of the former Washington Chapter #44 O.E.S. in North Conway. She was also a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway. The family includes her husband Kurt O. Franke, of North Conway; a daughter Dagmar C. Franke, of Manchester; a son Lothar A. Franke, of Dudley, Mass.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway with Dr. Donald F. Derse officiating. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Iris Tillinghast
Graveside service is May 2
CENTER OSSIPEE — A graveside service will be held Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m. at Chickville Cemetery in Center Ossipee for Iris Tillinghast. Tillinghast died Dec. 28 in Warner.

David L. Bennett
Graveside service is May 3
WOLFEBORO — A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Wolfeboro for David L. Bennett. Bennett died March 29 in Ossipee.

Clifford Milliken
Distinguished RSVP volunteer
SILVER LAKE — Clifford A. Milliken, 93, of Silver Lake, died peacefully in the arms of his grandson Todd on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway after a brief illness. Born in Freedom on June 20, 1909, the son of Wesley and Iolie (Pinney) Milliken, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He attended Parsons Seminary school in Parsonsfield and graduated with honors. He worked for White’s Garage, Abbott’s Dairy and Milliken Motors. Cliff distinguished himself as a volunteer for RSVP; he will be missed by many in Mt. Washington Valley but especially by his family. He is survived by two grandsons Todd Milliken and his wife Janet, of Windsor, Calif., and Mark Milliken and his wife Barbara, of Madbury; four great grandchildren Kinsey, Colbie, Aimee and Tess Milliken and his daughter-in-law Brenda O’Brien and her husband Ray, of Silver Lake and their Ray III. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne A. Huntoon
Vietnam vet, state police corporal
CHOCORUA — Wayne A. Huntoon, 54, of Chocorua, died June 10, 2003 at his home in Chocorua. Born in Whitefield, the son of Lyle and Hilda (Perkins) Huntoon, he grew up in Whitefield and had lived in Madison for five years before moving to Chocorua in 1989. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam.
Huntoon had been a licensed plumber for several years prior to becoming a New Hampshire State Trooper in 1982. During his career, as a trooper, he achieved the rank of Corporal and received numerous commendations for outstanding service to the State of N.H. He retired from Troop E in Tamworth in 2000. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and a fly tier. Wayne also enjoyed restoring old cars and he loved his golden retriever Casey. The family includes his wife Jean (Leighton) Huntoon, of Chocorua; his daughter Julie A. Huntoon, of Milford; three step-daughters Elizabeth D. Dinwoodie, of Allenstown, Kimberlee D. Mancuso, of Paris, Ky., and Melissa Dionne, of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters Patricia Harris, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Lilah Reis, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ Congrega- tional in North Conway with the Rev. William Gardner, officiating. Burial was in the Kearsarge Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the charity of ones choice.

Mary K. Lux
Memorial service June 22
CENTER OSSIPEE — A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee for Mary K. Lux of Rolling Wood Drive, Wolfeboro. Lux died Jan. 28, 2003.

Marilyn Mills
Owned North Conway Art Studio
NORTH CONWAY — Marilyn L. Mills, of North Conway, died June 9, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a sudden illness. Born in Greenwood, MS, the daughter of Homer and Margaret (Maider) Mills, she grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mills has operated the M.L. Mills Art Studio in North Conway for the past two years and she had been an instructor at the Center of Hope for several years. She had also been a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Art Association. Besides her parents of North Conway, the family includes her companion, Ron Pike, of North Conway; a brother William Mills of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters Tricia Mills of North Conway and Marcy Mills of Carver, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bartlett. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ones favorite charity.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Clyde Eldridge
Loved the woods and nature
NORTHFIELD — Richard Clyde Eldridge, 60, of Northfield, died at his home July 21, 2003 after a long hard fight with cancer. He was born in North Conway on April 28, 1943 the son of Clyde and Eleanor (Gilman) Eldridge. Richard loved the woods and nature. It was not unusual to see him hunting, fishing or just camping and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a logger by trade and worked many years for Peter Pierce as well as working on the equipment which was used in his trade. He was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Clifton G. Eldridge. Family members include his wife of 28 years Linda; two sons Kevin Eldridge, of Epsom and Dicky Eldridge, of Northfield; three daughters Tammy Wiggin, of Epsom, Darlene Krajewski, of Concord, and Wanda McAllister, of Farmington; two stepsons David and Steven Vantassel, both of Ossipee. He had nine grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. He left two sisters Betty A. Harbison and her husband Lance, of Center Ossipee, Margaret “Peggy” Jenness and her husband Wayne, of Center Ossipee; four brothers Douglas C. Eldridge and his wife Patricia, of Wolfeboro, Philip C. Eldridge and his wife Diane, of Tamworth, Langdon J. Eldridge and his wife Susan, of Wakefield; and Walter C. Eldridge and his wife Peggy, of Ossipee, and several nieces and nephews. There will be no services although relatives and friends are cordially invited to a Memorial Potluck Cookout Gathering on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Richard’s woodlot in Meredith. For more information call 286-4901 or 569-3226. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Eldridge Memorial Fund at The Pemi Bank, 11 Sherwood Drive, Tilton, NH 03276. Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Burton Bernard Smith
Owned Columbus Insurance Company
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Burton Bernard Smith, 69, died July 16, 2003, at Boynton Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 4, 1933 in Brookline, Mass. He lived in the Boston area and had a vacation home at Pine Landing in Freedom before selling it due to failing health. Before he retired, Mr. Smith owned the Columbus Insurance Company on Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. He was an avid collector of Czech ceramics produced for the American market between 1918 and 1941. He has written several published articles on the subject and was a member of the Czech Collectors Association. Smith enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and at his home in Freedom. He had traveled extensively in Europe and corresponded with a pen pal in the Czech Republic. Family members include his wife Rochelle Arigo and her children, Michelle, Rachel, Ronald and Janelle, all of Winthrop, Mass.; former wife Phyllis Gitleman, of Delray Beach, Fla.; and their children Michael Smith and wife Jay, of Madison, Tracey Price, of Waltham, Mass., and Terri and husband Robert Lippman, of Mashpee, Mass.; grandchildren include Rachel and Molly Smith, of Madison, Ross and Andrew Lippman, of Mashpee, Mass., and Joseph and Matthew Pisani, of Winthrop, Mass. A memorial service was held on July 27 at the Levine Chapel in Brookline, Mass. Donations in his memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

J. Wilson Myers
Produced Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete
TAMWORTH — J. Wilson Myers, 79, of Tamworth, died Saturday, July 19 at Mass General Hospital. Born April 10, 1924 in Jackson, Michigan, he was one of two children of Joseph and Agnes Myers. He married Eleanor Cope Emlen (of Germantown) in 1948. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Wil attended Germantown Friends School (Pennsylvania), Haverford College and Cornell. He received a PhD in English Literature from University of California at Berkley in 1964. Wil joined the Humanities Department at Michigan State University in 1965 where he was a faculty member until his retirement in 1984. In 1973, following a 14-month family sabbatical in Europe and North Africa, Will and his wife Eleanor undertook a partnership in archeological field work, conducting low altitude aerial surveys in the Mediterranean. Their work spanned more than 20 consecutive years of field work. Together the Myers produced the Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete, published in 1992 by Thames and Hudson, Ltd and the University of California Press. He is survived by his brother Stanley F. Myers and three sons Emlen, of Bethesda, Md., Arthur, of Grand Ledge, Mi., and David, of Brookline, Mass. Seven grandchildren are Sam, David, Heather, Alex, Eliza, Jake and Rachel. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at the North Sandwich Friends Meeting in Sandwich. Donations may be sent to the Tamworth Community Nurse Association, Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886.

William E. Taylor
Member of West End Engine Company
HOWELL, N.J. — William E. Taylor, 56, of Howell, N.J., died Saturday, July 26 at Meridian Hospice and Rehabilitation Center, brick, N.J. He was a facilities manager for Monmouth County. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an exempt member of the Oakhurst Fire Company, Oakhurst, N.J., and was a member of West End Engine Company, Long Branch, N.J., and the Tuftonboro Fire Company, Tuftonboro. Taylor was born in Long Branch, N.J., and lived in Tuftonboro before moving to Howell, N.J., in 2000. Surviving are his wife Bobbie Hoffman Taylor; two step sons Scott Nelson, of Oakhurst, N.J., and Tyler Nelson, of Brick, N.J.; a daughter Melissa Spellman, of West Long Branch, N.J.; his mother Evelyn Taylor, of Long Branch, N.J.; two brothers Raymond E. Taylor, of Tuckerton, N.J., and Lawrence E. Taylor, of Oceanport, N.J.; four sisters Karen Edson, of Long Branch, N.J., Susann Cadmus, of Malvern, Penn., Deborah Greenley, Ardenia, N.J., and Lois Stout, of Red Bank, N.J., and eight grandchildren. There will be no visiting hours or funeral service. Those wishing to remember him may make contributions in lieu of flowers to Oakhurst Independent Hose Co. #1, P.O. Box 173, Oakhurst, NJ 07755. Woolley Funeral Home, 10 Morrell St., at Broadway, Long Branch, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Katherine Sheehan Chandler
Taught in local schools
BARTLETT — Nancy Katherine Sheehan Chandler, of Bartlett, died peacefully at home on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17. With her at the time of her passing were her husband Gene, their sons and members of the family. Nancy was born in Beverly, Mass., to Elizabeth Welch Sheehan and Maurice Sheehan. She lived in Salem and graduated from Salem High School and Salem State College. After college, Nancy went to Africa to serve in the Peace Corps. When she returned to the States, she and friends came to teach in the Mt. Washington Valley. Nancy taught at the Edward Fenn School in Gorham, the John Fuller School in North Conway and the Conway Elementary School in Conway. Between teaching assignments, Nancy took time to raise her sons; however, during those years, she started the first Attitash nursery and oversaw its growth from a home-based facility to its move to Attitash where she helped it become an important part of the ski experience for young families. After retiring from teaching, she led snowshoe tours and nature hikes, becoming one of the valley’s respected and loved naturalists. She also sold nature photos and greeting cards through her business “Nancy’s Nature.” Nancy is also remembered for selling apples an hot spiced apple cider at the family’s roadside stand, for her love, music, all things Irish, and for being “the butterfly lady.” Nancy is survived by her husband Gene G. Chandler, of Bartlett; son Erik G. Chandler, daughter-in-law Lori and granddaughter Ella Rose, of Intervale; son Justin D. Chandler and fiancee Corie Ewers, of Telluride, Colo.; her brother and his wife Robert and Leslie Sheehan, of Merrimack; her sister Ellen Sheehan, of Salem, Mass.; beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Visiting hours were Friday, Sept. 19 at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 20 at Our Lady of the Mountains in North Conway. Those wishing to do so may bring a flower from their garden or a wildflower to create a natural bouquet in her memory. Vases will be available at the wake and funeral. Donations may be made to the Nancy Chandler-Brett Beyerle Memorial Fund, RR1, Box 100, Intervale, NH 03845. The funds will provide financial assistance to students in the Mt. Washington Valley who are involved with athletics or interested in nature studies.

Luella M. Sanborn
Worked at Thermostat factory in Bartlett
INTERVALE — Luella M. Sanborn, 85, of Intervale, died Sept. 22, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway of complications of diabetes. Born in Brownfield, Maine, the daughter of Llewelly Day and Alice G. Locke, she attended school in Brownfield and later moved to Intervale when she married Clarence W. Sanborn 56 years ago. She worked at the Thermostat factory in Bartlett for many years. Luella was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by her caring family, friends and neighbors. The family includes many nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. Luella was preceded in death by her loving husband Clarence Weston Sanborn, who died in December of 1996. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 25 in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, Luella requested contributions be sent to the First Church of Christ Congregational, P.O. Box 401, North Conway, NH 03860 or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Sherman E. Twombly
Former member of North Conway Fire Dept.
NORTH CONWAY — Sherman E. Twombly, 79, of North Conway died Sept. 27, 2003 at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook following a sudden illness. Born in North Conway, the son of Willis and Rachel (Seavey) Twombly, he was a lifelong resident of North Conway. He graduated from Kennett High School in 1941 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Twombly had been employed with the former White Mountain Power Company for many years and since 1967 he was a self-employed electrician prior to retirement. He was a member of North Conway American Legion Post #95 and a former member of the North Conway Fire Department. Twombly was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The family includes two daughters June Addario, of Gorham, and Joan Twombly, of Conway; three sons Paul Buffelli, of Silver Lake, Todd Twombly and Timothy Twombly, both of Sullivan; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters Helen Smith and Joanne Campbell, both of North Conway; a brother Richard Twombly and his wife Gladys, of Conway; a brother-in-law Richard Chase, of Kearsarge; a sister-in-law Ruth Twombly, of North Conway; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Kearsarge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or to the North Conway Fire Department, P.O. Box 218, North Conway, NH 03860-0218.

Helen C. Wright
Founder of Terrace Pines Campground
CENTER OSSIPEE — Helen C. Wright, 81, of Dan Hole Pond Road, passed away Sept. 28, 2003, at the Daniel’s House in Reading, Mass. She was born May 14, 1922 in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Mahoney) Cirafice. Helen had lived in Nahant, Mass., for many years and spending summers in Center Ossipee. In 1961 she and her husband became founders of the Terrace Pines Campground in Center Ossipee, a campground still owned by her son Mark. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Center Ossipee, and also belonged to the N.H. Campground Owners Association. She is survived by her sons Mark E. Wright and his wife Jane, of Center Ossipee, and Scott F. Wright and his wife Patricia, of Reading, Mass. She is also survived for three granddaughters Jennifer, Carrie and Caitlin and a grandson Bryan Wright. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at the St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 300 Haverhill Street, Reading, Mass. Interment will be in the Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Merrimac Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimac Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

Francis Phillip Sherwood
Self-employed carpenter in the valley
NORTH CONWAY — Francis Phillip Sherwood, 35, of North Conway, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 following a car accident He is survived by his wife, Patricia JoAnn Sherwood and his baby, who will be born next month. He will also be missed by his parents Margot and Robert Sherwood, from Ipswich, Mass. Named after his late grandfather, Francis Fisher, he was known by his family and friends as Phil. Born in Exeter on May 5, 1968, Phil grew up in Ipswich, Mass. After high school, he attended flight school where he earned his pilot’s license and used to perform air traffic reports for the Boston area. Phil moved to North Conway shortly before his marriage to Patricia on June 29, 1997. As a self-employed carpenter in the valley, he built a home for his wife and his future family as well as several other houses in the area. He touched the lives of everyone he met, and wase loved by all, including his brothers Patrick Sherwood and Robert Sherwood, Jr., and his wife Melanie; his sisters Paula Pardue and her husband Larry, Sheila Pardue and her husband Wayde, Dottie Darst, and Carol Dixen and her husband Kenneth; his grandmother Dora Fisher; his parents-in-law Robert and JoAnn Croce; and his brothers-in-law Robert Croce, Jr. and his wife Rita, Brian Croce and his wife Megan, and Kevin Croce and his wife Vicki. Phil loved life and everything life had to offer. He enjoyed he outdoors, no matter what the season. He was and avis skier and loved to mountain bike. He never met a person he did not make friends with. Phil was an extremely generous man, both of his time and his goodwill. He was a loving husband, a proud father, a good son, and the perfect friend. May God bless him and all of us who feel empty without him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway with the Rev. Donald Derse, officiating. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery followed by a gathering at the White Mountain Hotel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bank of New Hampshire for his wife and baby. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Randall F. Davis
Joined U.S. Navy, Coast Guard
FREEDOM — Randall F. Davis, 57, of Freedom Village Road, passed away Sept. 16 at Huggins Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous two year battle with lung cancer. He was born Feb. 10, 1946 in Wolfeboro the son of Raymond F. and Mabel (Beckwith) Davis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during Vietnam, he later joined the Coast Guard. After leaving active duty, he joined the N.H. National Guard, retiring in 1991. Randall has lived in Freedom for the past 16 years. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Helen (Lindsay) Davis, of Freedom; his children Keith Davis, of Portsmouth, Lori Ann Wallace, of Germany, Lani Walker, of Conway, Kimberly Duggan, of East Falmouth, Mass., James Schweigert, of Freedom, and Marie Davis, of Berlin; his mother Mabel Davis, of Center Ossipee; and his sister Muriel Stoddard, of Freedom. He was predeceased by a brother Franklin Davis and two sisters Mary Davis and Marilyn Rines. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 19 at the First Christian Church, Freedom. Memorial donations may be made to the Conway Humane Society, Conway, NH 03818. Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, assisted the family with arrangements.

Waneta V. Wilkinson
Homemaker and mother
SANBORNVILLE — Waneta V. Wilkinson, age 84, formerly of Forest Avenue in Sanbornville, died Tuesday evening Sept. 23, 2003 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. Born Dec. 28, 1918 in Ossipee, NH, she was the daughter of William and Martha (Wilfert) Karcher. She resided in Sanbornville for many years, having come from Effingham. A homemaker and mother, she was the widow of the late Kenneth A. Wilkinson. Waneta was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sanbornville. Survivors include three sons Kenneth A. Wilkinson, II, of Ossipee, Charles R. Wilkinson, of Keene, and James M. Wilkinson, of Wakefield; two daughters Lorene V. Smith, of Milton, and June F. Allen, of Richmond, Vt,; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; also three sisters Almira “Miney” Tufts, Christine Lessard and Martha Holmes and one brother Charles Karcher, all of Rochester; also many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother William Karcher, Jr. and seven sisters Lida Wilkinson, Winona Ouellette, Lano Karcher, Julia Laprise, Nellie Robinson, Harriette Glennon and Addie MacKay. Calling hours were Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home 2079 Wakefield Road in Sanbornville. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be on Friday Oct. 3 at Lovell Lake Cemetery in Sanbornville at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Lakes Region Humane Society Ledge Hill Road Tuftonboro, NH 03864. To express condolences, please visit:

H. Clarke Billings
Majority owner of Four Brothers Mining
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — H. Clarke Billings, 55, of West Gibson Street, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Donna Lou Billings; one daughter Jill Stanton Billings, of Reno, Nev.; three brothers Peter D. (Ruth) Billings and Condict M. Billings, both of Center Ossipee, and Robinson M. (Betty) Billings, of Marshfield, Vt.; a mother-in-law Jane Stanton, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; sister-in-law Carole Mortier, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Arthur Stanton in 1991. Billings was born in Milford, Mass., the son of Henry 2nd and Marian (Moore) Billings. He was a graduate of Norfolk County (Mass.) Agricultural School. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bentley College in 1975. Billings was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1966 to 1969 in Okinawa. He was a resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, for 21 years. He was majority owner of Four Brother Mining in Ferry, Alaska. Clarke was a private pilot, flying a Cessna 175. He was a self-employed contractor. Billings enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. There will be no prior calling hours.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 North Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to F.F. Thompson Foundation (Sands Cancer Center) 350 Parrish Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Richard Hoe Fahy
Taught history in private schools for 30 years
CENTER OSSIPEE — Richard Hoe Fahy, 71, died suddenly Jan. 24, 2004. He had lived in Center Ossipee since 1986. Fahy graduated from St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Ct., received a BA at the University of Virginia in 1961 and an MA at Dartmouth College in 1985. Fahy was a veteran of the Korean War. He taught history for 30 years in private schools and retired from Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, in 1995. Fahy was an avid scuba diver, hiker, reader, traveler and equestrian. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Anita Burroughs Fahy; his four children Cmdr. Richard H. Fahy, Jr., of Center Ossipee, LCDR C. Carter Fahy and wife Lisa McMullen, of Milton, Mass.; Major Nathaniel G. Fahy and wife Megan, of Springfield, Va., and Christina C. Fahy, of San Pedro, Calif.; a sister Laura L. Robertson and husband Noel; two brothers Harold L. Fahy, of Victoria, British Columbia, and Carter Fahy, of Newmarket; and two grandchildren Nicholas Carter Fahy and Anna Elizabeth Fahy, of Milton, Mass. Burial was held in Chatham, Mass. It would please him greatly to be remembered by friends through donations in his name to Lakes Region Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 1097, Meredith, NH 03253 or the Marine Corps Heritage Center, P.O. Box 998, Quantico, VA 22134.

Richard R. Libby
Member of Morning Star Lodge #17
WOLFEBORO — Richard R. Libby, 93, of Glendon Street, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 26, 2004 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, after a brief illness. Libby was a native and life long resident of Wolfeboro. He was born in his home on Glendon Street, March 11, 1910, the son of the late Samuel H. and Anna (Twombly) Libby. Richard attended local school and later owned and operated the Wolfeboro Laundry for many years. He and his wife also operated the Econo Wash on Center Street for several years. Richard also worked as an ambulance driver for Gordon Baker and later A. Denny McLean when they owned Lakeside Ambulance Service. He had been a member of the Morning Star Lodge #17, F&AM of Wolfeboro for many years. Richard was predeceased by both his wife Dorothy (Shannon) Libby and his son Richard C. Libby Sr. in 1997. He is survived by his loving daughter Shirley E. Libby, of Somerville, Mass.; a grandson Rick C. Libby, of Wolfeboro; and a great granddaughter Kirin Libby, of Wolfeboro; as well as a niece Barbara Currier, of Newton. Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery, Wolfeboro, in the spring. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Julius Muller
Served in U.S. Coast Guard during WWII
OSSIPEE — Julius “Andy” Muller, 95 of Jensen Beach, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 23 in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla. He was a native of Maspeth, L.I., N.Y. and had been a resident of Jensen Beach since 1981 coming from Ossipee. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.
He was a tool machinist for Stewart-Warner-Bassick Division in Bridgeport, Ct., for 25 years. He was a 60-year member of the Tadmor Masonic Lodge in New York, N.Y., the Nettles Island Masonic Club and the Nettles Island Mens Club, Survivors include his wife of 37 years Dorothy E. Muller, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a daughter Patricia Ruggiero and husband Charles, of Okemos, Mi.; a stepdaughter Carol Ann Tonken, of Chocorua; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

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