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Yvonne A. Evans

Yvonne A. Evans, 89, died Monday, May 31, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She had been a resident of SunRise Health Care Center in North Conway.

Her family includes a daughter, Marilyn Bell of Fryeburg, Maine; four granddaughters, Holly Foster of Fryeburg, Tracy Mason of Bethel, Maine, Kelly Lloyd ofd Fryeburg, and Wendy Chaplin of W.A.F.B., Mo.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carl H. Evans, in 1981.

At Mrs. Evans' request, there will be no service.

Deric F. Button

Deric F. Button, 22, of Center Ossipee, died on May 28, 1999 at his home, the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash on May 29, 1995 in Dover, in which a drunk driver was responsible.

He attended Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, where he was awarded the Outstanding Freshman Award in 1992 for his musical talent. Deric was chosen to be the first seat saxophone in the All State Jazz Band in 1994. He played saxophone, drums and keyboard for the Ron Jones Band in Rochester. He was also a member of Habitat for Humanity.

He was a protective and caring brother, and was considered the most loving and devoted friend to his brother, sister and friends.

His family includes his mother and step-father, Gina and Larry Ross of Center Ossipee; his father, Frederick Button of Rochester; a sister, Sheyna Button; a brother, Joshua Button, both of Center Ossipee; his maternal grandparents, Nancy and George Willis of Cumberland, R.I.; his paternal grandmother, Shirley Button of Dover; and many aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at his home at 20 Moody Pond Road, Center Ossipee.

Donations or gifts may be made to the Deric F. Button Living Memorial, 20 Moody Pond Road, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.

Karen J. Birkbeck

Karen J. Birkbeck, 33, of North Conway, died on May 28, 1999.

She was born December 21, 1965 in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of David Meagher Sr. and Joan Cooper Derosier. She had lived in Conway for the past eight or nine years, moving here from West Haven, Conn.

Mrs. Birkbeck was an assistant director for the United Front.

Her family includes her mother and step-father, Joan and David Derosier of Tamworth; her father, David Meagher Sr. of West Palm Beach, Florida; two sons, Gregg Reeves Jr. of Lovell, Maine and Evan Hallett of Conway; a daughter, Amanda Birkbeck of Conway; a brother, David Meagher Jr. of Concord; two sisters, Susan Gildersleeve of East Haven, Conn., and Linda Candelora of Lovell, Maine; and her maternal grandmother, Helen Cooper of Fryeburg.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, Rt. 16, West Ossipee. Services will be held Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Larry Owens officiating. Burial will be in Wonalancet Cemetery.

Donations may be made towards Mrs. Birkbeck's funeral expenses, c/o Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 2295, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Mary E. Oliver Kimball

Mary E. Oliver Kimball, 81, died of cancer on May 7, 1999 in Anaheim, Calif., where she had resided for the past 38 years.

She was born in South Paris, Maine on March 24, 1918, the daughter of Ruth M. Spiller of Haverhill, Mass. and Sherman T. Oliver of New Vineyard, Maine.

Following her graduation from high school in Whitefield, N.H., she obtained a New Hampshire Cosmetology license and then purchased and operated Roberts Beauty Parlor in North Conway.

In 1942, Mary joined the 149th WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Air Corps) Post Headquarters Company, which was the first female soldiers' organization to serve overseas in Africa and Italy. In 1946 Mary pioneered the implementation and operation of the first public school of beauty culture in New England, in Dover, and was the first female assistant coach of a co-ed high school fishing team. She married Robert B. Kimball Jr. of Haverhill, Mass., on August 28, 1948.

Her family includes her husband of almost 51 years, Robert; daughters Nancy, Marianne, Diane and Linda; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
A private graveside service will be held at the Union Cemetery in Newton, New Hampshire, sometime in June or early July.

Arline "Topsy" Samuelson

Arline "Topsy" Samuelson, 83, of Intervale, died on May 24, 1999 at the Clipper Home of North Conway, following a long illness. She was born on November 15, 1915 to Edward Thoyt Chamberlain and May Hadley Chamberlain of Montrose, Mass.

She graduated from Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass., and then pursued a course of fine arts at Colby Junior College in New London. She was awarded an Associates Degree in Fine Arts in June, 1935. After graduating, she attended the Scott Carbee School of Art, the Massachusetts School of Fine Arts, and the Boston Museum School of Art. For a short time she designed greeting cards for a company in Boston.
During the late 1940s and into the '50s, she was very active with the Eastern Slope Ski Club's Junior Ski Program. She was also a Den Mother for the local Cub Scouts. "Topsy" worked for many years as a salesperson at the Shop in the Woods Gift Shop in North Conway.

She kept her art interests alive by teaching art to many of the area's children and adults. Her classes were held at the North Conway Community Center, and many private lessons were held at her home in Intervale.

During the creation of Story Land in Glen, the late Bob Morrell hired Topsy to design many of the early attractions, including the pumpkin coach and the magic castle.
From 1956 to 1961, Topsy illustrated several children's books for a company in New York. In 1989 she helped in illustrating Outdoor Explorations in the Mount Washington Valley by Ned Beecher, Tin Mountain Conservation Center.

Her family includes a son, Peter B. Samuelson of Intervale; a daughter, Brooke Samuelson of Old Saybrook, Conn.; three grandchildren, Darrah E. Grubb, Eric P. Samuelson and Kathryn Samuelson; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal in North Conway on Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Immediately afterward there will be an open house, in celebration of Topsy's many years as an art teacher, at the North Conway Community Center. Former art students are encouraged to drop off their artwork for display at the Community Center anytime prior to the open house.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the North Conway Community Center/Topsy Samuelson Art Scholarship Fund, c/o the North Conway Community Center, P.O. Box 487, North Conway, NH 03860. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Dollars for Scholars Program.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.

Marion Burnett Parks Will

Marion Burnett Parks Will, 83, of Tavares, Florida and Peabody, Mass., died Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at the Union Hospital, Lynn, Mass., after a long illness.

She was born and raised in Lynn, and had been in the restaurant business on the north shore most of her life prior to her retirement six years ago. She had first operated the Busy Bee Restaurant, and later Wills Dairy Bar, both in Lynn, Mass., for many years. She then operated the Cliffside Restaurant on Rt. 1 in Peabody, Mass., and later the Summit Country Club and Ok Corral Restaurant on Summit St., Peabody, Mass. for 15 years prior to her retirement.

Her family includes a son, Michael J. Parks of North Conway; a sister, Madeline Morse of Hampton; three daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Parks; her second husband, Harry S. Wills; a son, Harry C. Parks; two brothers, James Burnett and Jack Hanlon; and by two sisters, Wilda Ross and Ella Ilkes.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Francis L. Conway and Sons Funeral Home, 12 Chestnut St., Peabody, Mass. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.

Bruce "Woody" Woodside

Bruce "Woody" Woodside, 59, of Tamworth, died on May 26, 1999 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, and had lived in the Holliston and Framington areas of Massachusetts before moving to Tamworth in 1983. He owned and operated Woody's Steamed Hot Dogs from 1984-85.

Woody was appointed Hay Inspector for the Town of Tamworth.

His family includes his wife of 25 years, Patricia Carr Woodside of Tamworth; and a brother, Wayne Woodside of Elgin, S.C.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held later in the summer.

Donations in Woody's memory may be made to the Woody Woodside Fund, P.O. Box 273, Tamworth, NH 03886. All donations will help defray medical costs.

Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee.

Charles E. Gagnon Jr.

Charles E. Gagnon Jr., 81, of North Conway died on May 23, 1999 at his home following a long illness of diabetes. He was born in Marblehead, Mass., on July 2, 1917, and was the son of Charles and Flossie Hamson Gagnon Sr.

Mr. Gagnon graduated from Salem, Mass., High School and served in both World War II and the Korean War as a radioman first class in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Yield House in North Conway as a quality control supervisor.

He was very active in Amateur Radio for 60 years, and his radio call was W1LQQ. He was also a member of AARL, and kept in touch and talked to "Hams" all over the world.
His family includes his wife of 57 years, Edith Whittier Gagnon of North Conway; a son, Charles T. Gagnon of Conway; a daughter, Carolyn Holbrook of Bolton, Mass.; two grandsons, Leighton O'Connor of Beverly, Mass., and Michael O'Connor of Westford, Mass.; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the North Conway Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860, or Carroll County Health and Home Care Servicese, Carroll County Complex, Ossipee, NH 03864.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Lisa Munroe Peckham

Lisa Munroe Peckham, 32, of North Conway, died on May 18, 1999 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Mass., following surgery. She was born in Boston, Mass.

Her family includes a son, Tristin Weber of Jackson; her parents, Joyce Allan of Jackson and John M. Peckham III of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Holly Kosel of Wellesley, Mass.; a brother, John M. Peckham IV of Clearwater, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She will live on in their hearts forever.

A celebration of Lisa's life will be held at the Jackson Community Church on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Pojen Lee, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson Cemetery immediately following the service. All are invited. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Frederic L. Steele

Frederic L. Steele, 86, of Tamworth, died on May 14, 1999 at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. He was born in Tamworth on May 15, 1912.

He started school in the one room schoolhouse on Great Hill in Tamworth, graduated from Exeter Academy in 1929, and Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1933. He taught at the Ashburnham School in Mass., prior to serving in the Army Signal Corp in World War II, where he was sent to England and then to the Pacific, ending up with an occupational force in Kyoto, Japan.

After the war, he taught science and math for over 35 years at St. Mary's in the Mountains School (now White Mountain School) in Littleton. Throughout his years there he touched the lives of many students, teaching them an appreciation of the natural world.

Fred was an accomplished botanist and author of a number of scholarly papers, a Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Northern N.H.," and a popular guidebook for the AMC called At Timberline. He was an expert on the alpine plants of the high mountains of New Hampshire, a natural extension of his passion for the outdoors.

After retiring from the White Mountain School, Fred was active with the Audubon Society of N.H. and many other conservation projects, such as the Society for the Preservation of N.H. Forests and the Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation.

His family includes his wife, Mary Lloyd Steel of Tamworth; three sons, Nathaniel A. Steele of Wonalancet, Benjamin B. Steele of Etna, and Edward T. Steele, MD ofd Camden, Maine; three daughters-in-law; six grandsons; a sister, Elizabeth A. Steele of Tamworth; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations in Mr. Steele's memory may be made to the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301 or to the White Mountain School, West Farm Road, Bethlehem, NH 03574.

A service will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's-In-The-Valley church on Old Rt. 25 in Tamworth.

Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

Arthur Malcolm Warner

Arthur Malcolm Warner, 61, of Madison, died on May 13, 1999 at his home. He was born in North Conway, and had lived in Madison for most of his life.

He had worked as a laborer in the North Conway and Madison areas all his life, at Yield House, Kearsarge Mettallurgical and at Chick's.

His family includes a daughter, Jeanne Ames of Alton; two grandsons, Michael and Derik Ames; a son-in-law, Charles Ames Jr.; his mother, Ardis Hapgood of Fryeburg, Maine; a brother, Frank Warner of Ossipee; and his sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Dick James of Madison.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.

Margery D. Denham

Margery D. Denham, 98, of North Conway, died on May 16, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. She was born in Wakefield, Mass., and was the daughter of Albert and Mabel Welch Blake.

Mrs. Denham lived in Chicago, Ill., for six years, Lynn, Mass., for six years, Boston for 20 years, Portland, Maine for three years, and Brookline, Mass., for 22 years, before moving to North Conway in 1963. She studied at Harvard College and worked at Harvard Medical School, as Histological Chief Technician in the Neurological Department, for 26 years.

She was a member of the North Conway Garden Club, A.A.R.P., the New England Historic Geneological Society, and the Christ Church Episcopal, where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Denham was also one of the first volunteers at Meals on Wheels in the old Memorial Hospital in 1972.

Her family includes several cousins, including Dr. Kenneth Quickel of Medford, Mass. Her husband, Elwood L. Denham, and a cousin, Carolyn Quickel, predeceased her.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at Christ Church Episcopal, Pine Street, North Conway, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jack Haney officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, North Conway, NH 03860. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.

Ruth Wendth Bettle

Ruth Wendth Bettle, 84, died at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway on May 13, 1999. She had been residing at Hicks Assisted Living Center in Fryeburg, Maine, where she was known for her sense of humor and sweet, cheerful nature.

Mrs. Bettle was the an active participant with her husband, the late Dr. Ronald A. Bettle, in the establishment of Parkview Memorial Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, and donated many hours to the new hospital, decorating its rooms and setting up the medical records department. For most of the years that followed, she was active in the Parkview Auxiliary.

She was also one of the founders and a long-time member of the Brunswick, Maine Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she enjoyed many years as an accomplished organist and worked in the office and library. Her interest in library work led her to Freeport, Maine, where she spent 25 years creating and administering the school library at Pine Tree Academy, and she also set up the library at Cady Memorial School in Center Conway.

Always enjoying the challenge of a new project, in later years Mrs. Bettle took up writing and authored two books, detailing the histories of Parkview Memorial Hospital and Camp Lawroweld, a church-owned summer camp in Weld, Maine.

Her family includes her daughters, Jean Fuleki of Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada; Ruth Harms of Pasco, Wash., and Jan Ellis of Conway; a son, Dan Bettle of Colton, Calif.; a sister, Elsie Wendth of Loma Linda, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Upper Main St., Brunswick, Maine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hicks Assisted Living Center, 27 Oxford St., Fryeburg, ME 04037; or to Pine Tree Academy, Pownal Road, Freeport, ME 04032.

Hugena 'Jean' Dunbar Seidenstuecker

Hugena "Jean" Dunbar Seidenstuecker, 82, died on May 6, 1999 in Orangeberg, South Carolina. She and her husband were en route to New Hampshire from a winter stay in Florida.

She was born and raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from Natick High School, Simmons College, and received her Master's Degree from Plymouth College.

She came to Conway in 1938 to teach business courses at Kennett High School. In 1940 she married Karl Seidenstuecker. During the war, they lived in South Dakota for a time, and here their daughter Lynn was born. After the war, the owned Pine Hill Cabins and Restaurant for 20 years. Upon its sale in 1965, she returned to Kennett High School and taught until her retirement.

She leaves her husband, Karl; a daughter, Lynn Gall of Augusta, Maine; two grandsons, Jason and Ryan; a sister, Irene Schneider of Natick, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside funeral on Sunday, May 30 at the Conway Village Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kennett Alumni Scholarship Fund, 176 Main St., Conway, NH 03818.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Irene Wilson West

Irene Wilson West, 90, of Southington, Conn. died Saturday, May 8, 1999. She was born in Unionville, Conn. on Nov. 12, 1908, the daughter of the late Glenroy P. and Grace Allen Wilson, she resided in Simsbury, Conn. for 31 years.

Irene was a member of the Hester Chapter, O.E.S. in Simsbury, Conn. for 64 years.

Her family includes her children, Donald H. and Donna West of Conway; Gerald A. West of Southington, Conn., and Elaine B. West of Barkhamsted, Conn.; three grandchildren, David L. West, Christine R. West and Susan West; and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Silas H. West.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol, CT, 06010 or to the Southington VNA, 80 Meriden Ave, Southington, CT 06489.

Wanda J. Roberts

Wanda J. Roberts, 44, of Dixfield, Maine, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a lifelong resident of Dixfield.

She was born in Portland, Maine on January 12, 1955, the daughter of Walter and June Dailey Hodge Jr. She was a graduate of Rumford High School with the class of 1974, and later received her C.N.A. certification. She worked as a C.N.A. at the former Cozy Inn Nursing Home and Dixfield Health Care Center for many years.

She was a member of the Dixfield Congregational Church and was active in the Youth Groups and Mission Committees, Christian Education Committee which included Vocation Bible School, and she was a member of the Diaconate of the church. She was a past member of the Dixfield Fire Department Auxiliary, Swasey-Torrey Post 100 American Legion Auxiliary.

Her family includes her husband, Philip C. Roberts of Dixfield, whom she married on June 29, 1974 in West Peru, Maine. He is formerly of the Mount Washington Valley; a daughter, Sara Jane Roberts of Dixfield; three sisters, Ruth Ann Lebrecque of Peru, Maine, Paula-Jean Greer of Norridgewock, Maine, and Rose-Marie Bowen of Tampa, Florida; two brothers, David Hodge of Bangor, Maine and Walter Hodge of Bethlehem, N.H.

She was predeceased by a son, Adam Quincy Roberts, and by a brother, Seldon Frank Roberts.

Friends are invited to call at Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rumford, Maine on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Demeritt Cemetery, West Peru, Maine. Those who desire may contribute to the Roberts Family Fund c/o Phillip Roberts, 12 Park Ave, Dixfield, Maine 04224 in her memory.

Richard A. Madden

Richard A. Madden, 65, of Greenland, died on Sunday, May 9, 1999 at his home after a period of failing health.

He was born in Lynn, Mass. on August 24, 1933, the son of J. Edmund and Clemance Callahan Madden. He served in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1957.

He was employed for many years at the former Toner Pharmacy in Portsmouth. He was director of the pharmacy at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester before he and his wife Ann Toner Madden opened the Village Pharmacy in North Conway. While he lived in North Conway, he was chair of the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hospital, Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, charter member of the North Conway Lions Club, and the Eastern Slope Inn. After leaving North Conway he worked as a pharmacist at Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester and at Martin's Point Pharmacy. He was a member of the N.H. Society of Health System Pharmacists and a former member of the Jaycees and the Warwick Club.

He was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

In addition to his wife of 41 years, his family includes a daughter, Teresa Madden Metcalfe of Rochester, N.Y.; four sons, Kevin Madden of Kearsarge, Keith Madden of Dover, Peter Madden of Manchester and Michael Madden of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Summer St., Portmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the N.H. Society of Health System Pharmacists, Inc. (Madden Fund), c/o Edward Rippe, Pharmacy Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

Wilfred E. Peterson

Wilfred E. Peterson, 81, of Stow, Maine, died Thursday, May 6, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He was born in Scarborough, Maine, the son of Peter and Mette Larsen Peterson, and was educated in the Portland area.

He was a World War II navy veteran, serving on the battle cruiser USS Guam. For 16 years he ws a foreman and coremaker at the foundry of the Portland Co. He moved to Windham, Maine, where he lived for many years, and worked as a self-employed carpenter and building contractor.

For many years, he and his family would spend summers and weekends at their home in Stow. He moved there full time 22 years ago. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and collecting antiques.

His family includes his wife of 59 years, Velma Purington Peterson; a son, Melvin E. Peterson; a daughter, Linda Libby, all of Stow; a brother, Norman Peterson of Portland, Maine; two sisters, Valva Rokowski of Scarborough, Maine and Astrid Sawyer of Naples, Maine; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Stow, Maine.

Donations in Mr. Peterson's memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are by the Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

James R. Hodgins Jr.

James R. Hodgins Jr., 71, died December 31, 1998, in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Hodgins was born June 10, 1927 in Rockport, Mass. to James and Lillian Hodgins. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in China during World War II and was an honor guard on the Freedom Train.

Mr. Hodgins graduated from the University of Florida in 1957 with a B.A. in Communications and Journalism and traveled with the Men's Glee Club. He was selected for the University of Florida Hall of Fame and elected to the Alpha Epsilon Rho honorary radio fraternity. He worked for WJXT-12 in Jacksonville where he was Bosun Jim on the Popeye's Pals Show and was station manager for Channel 17 ABC.

Mr. Hodgins was part of the first live remote TV shots of the Mercury and Gemini space launches in Cape Canaveral. From 1962-1964 he was in Pago Pago, American Samoa, where he was involved with the set up of the Educational Television Island Network. He was a communications manager with the U.S. Postal Service in Jacksonville, Fla. and retired in 1992, as communications manager in Albany, N.Y.
Mr. Hodgins was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Ashler Masonic Lodge in Rockport, Mass. and the Scottish Rite in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a member and lector of Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Mr. Hodgins was predeceased by his son, George F. Hodgins.

His family includes his wife of six years, Jean Ivey Hodgins of Ballston Spa, N.Y; three children, Joseph Hodgins, Jacqueline Phillips, and James R Hodgins IV, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; two aunts, Marion Straka of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Marguerite Kolbe of King City, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.

Memoral Services were held on January 3 in Jacksonville, Fla. and at Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on January 23 with Rev. Derik Roy officiating.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 20 at noon at the Christ Episcopal Church, 10 Pine St., North Conway, with Rev. Jack Haney officiating, followed by Masonic graveside service at the Gilman Cemetery in Madison. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund, 10 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Mr. Hodgins and his family have been summer residents on Pine Knoll Rd in Albany since 1955.

Following the services, a reception will be held at Bill's Place Restaurant on Route 16, Madison.

Lawrence A. Garland

Lawrence A. Garland, 81, of North Conway, died on May 3, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Bartlett, and was the son of Arthur and Helen Sanborn Garland.

Mr. Garland lived in North Conway for over 50 years. He was a logger for William G. Duprey in the 1940s, a truck driver for Pyrofax Gas Company in the 1950s, and the maintenance man at New England Inn for several years, prior to retiring in 1980. Mr. Garland was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

His family includes his wife of 60 years, Anna Lein Garland of North Conway; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond J. Garland, in 1993, and by a sister, Mildred Garland, in 1938.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at the Intervale Cemetery in Intervale, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William Stockhaus officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

Donations in Mr. Garland's memory may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860.

James F. McLeod

James F. McLeod, 53, of Barre, Vt. and formerly of Fryeburg, died in Erwin, Tenn. on April 30, 1999 while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

He was born August 2, 1945 in Barre, Vt., the son of James H. and Iris Chase McLeod. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre. He attended Greenfield College in Greenfield, Mass.; Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.; and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in forestry.

He moved back to Barre, Vt. in 1995, from Fryeburg, where he had lived from 1983 to 1995. He was a member of the Center Conway United Methodist Church.

Mr. McLeod had been employed by Allpoints as a long distance truck driver for the past three years. He had formerly been employed as a forester for Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket, Maine for many years, and was a forester in the Fryeburg area for many years.

His family includes a son, James Matthew McLeod of Portland, Maine; two sisters, Elaine M. Wagner and Janet E. Santin, both of Barre, Vt.; several nieces and nephews; an aunt, uncle and several cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Judith Ann Kelley McLeod, who died in 1995.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia on Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Wesley Palmer, pastor of the Center Conway United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Laconia.

Donations in Mr. McLeod's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Center Conway United Methodist Church, Center Conway, NH 03813.

Emma Mae Brown

Emma Mae Brown, 75, of Tamworth, died April 24, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital, North Conway, after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Silver Lake and Tamworth areas.

She was born October 22, 1923 in Tamworth, the daughter of the late William E. and Alice Ross Moore.

An outgoing, loving and giving person, her activities included volunteer work at the former Carroll County Nursing Home, now known as Mountain View Nursing Home, in Ossipee. For the past several years, she volunteered in the information booth of the Greater Ossipee Chamber of Commerce. Emma was a member of the Madison Church, as well as past president and longtime member of the church Philathea Ladies Auxiliary and the Chocorua Ladies Aid Society. She especially enjoyed her role as Choir Mother to the 80-plus person choir at the Tamworth Associated Church from the mid to late 1960s.

Her family includes a daughter, Debra J. Brown of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Donald S. Brown of Akinson; and a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jan Brown of Chocorua; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a larger extended family.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Herbert F. and Donald R. Moore, both of whom died during World War II; and by her husband, Carlos J. "Jerry" Brown.

Donations in Mrs. Brown's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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