Obituaries
Ronald M. Ward :    Peacefully, with dignity and courage, Ronald M. Ward passed away on December 24, 2010 at the Wolfeboro Bay Care and Rehabilitation Center. On Dec. 1, 2010, Ron was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 63 years of age. Ron was born Oct. 2, 1947 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary (Libby) Ward in 1997, and his father, Merton L. Ward, in 2009. Ron was dedicated to his parents and personally cared for them at home in their fi nal days. Except for three years of military service in Vietnam, Ron was a lifelong resident of Mount Washington Valley. He was an accomplished photographer and a favorite pastime was cruising the back roads in his Corvette and photographing the splendors of the valley. For many years Ron worked as a chef at the former Scottish Lion Restaurant in North Conway. Ron was noted for his quiet generosity to community organizations and their efforts, and for his thoughtfulness and kindness to his family and valued lifelong friends. Many hearts are saddened by Ron’s passing. At his request there will be no viewing or memorial service at this time. His desire was for a memorial committal service in the spring for him and his mother and father at the family gravesite in Bartlett. Ron was a dedicated supporter of Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care in North Conway and requested any memorials in his name be made to that organization. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is assisting with arrangements.

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Katherine E. Ryan, 98, of Bartlett passed away December 28, 2010 at Mineral Springs in North Conway. She was born April 7, 1912 in Bartlett, the daughter of Howard and Jennie (Stanton) Dorsett, and a lifelong resident. She graduated from Bartlett High School, Class of 1930. Mrs. Ryan played the pump organ at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church. She always had a cheerful smile and hearty laugh. She enjoyed music, her long walks and especially being an active volunteer for 23 years delivering meals for the Gibson Center. The family includes: her daughter, Sandra Mead of Bartlett; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Ryan, in 1999, a daughter, Sylvia Seavey, in 2010, a grandson, Jonathan Seavey, in 2010 and a son, Howard Dorsett. Funeral services will be Saturday January 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Bartlett Union Congregational Church in Bartlett with the Rev. Dr. Donald F. Derse, offi ciating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Merton L. Ward, 94, died on Oct, 12, 2009 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway. His son, Ronald, his faithful caregiver for the past several years, was at his side. A lifelong resident of Barlett, Merton was born on Nov. 4, 1915, the son of the late, Fred J. Ward, and Addie (Richards) Ward. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 59 year, Mary Libby Ward, in 1997. Merton was the last born of five siblings, predeceased by two sisters, Alice W. Burke and Marion W. Dinsmore, and two brothers, Irving J. Ward, and Everett W. Ward. He is survived by his son, Ronald Ward, of Bartlett, and several nieces and nephews. During World War II, Merton served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater with tours at Pearl Harbor, Guam and Tinian. After his military service, Merton was employed by the New Hampshire State Highway Department maintaining the state highways and plowing through many harsh winter seasons. Merton was an honest, quiet man and was blessed with many years of peaceful living. He liked to repair items in his work shop and enjoyed crafting his own wooden creation, which he shared with friends and family. At Merton's request there will be no visiting hours or funeral. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care, Box 432, North Conway, NH, 03860.  

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Tuck Russell, 55, died Nov. 10, 2009, in Clinton, Mont. He was born in The Memorial Hospital in North Conway on March 7, 1954, the son of Thomas and Dorothy Russell, of Thorn Hill Road in Intervale. Tuck graduated from Kennett High School in North Conway and served in the 101 Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Tuck loved nature and was a photographer, a hunter and a fisherman. He had been a New Hampshire guide. Tuck moved west to Garden Valley, Idaho where he was a guide and owned an outfitting business with his wife Karla. He moved to Montana and again was a logger and worked for Bill Bartlett. Tuck was pre-deceased by his dad in 2003. Tuck is survived by his mom, Dorothy Russell; three sisters, Ruth and Ken Ainsworth, of Bartlett, Ann and husband, Roland Young, of New Port News, Va., and Susan and husband, Jeff Roberts, of Lovell, Maine; his former wife; Karla and many nieces and nephews. Tuck so loved the great outdoors and all of nature and was happiest walking through or flying over the beautiful forests of Idaho and Montana. He will be missed by a multitude of friends and his loving family. Family and friends will gather at a later date to celebrate his life.

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Sylvia M. Seavey, 76, of Conway, died March 26, 2010 at her mother’s home in Bartlett, following a sudden illness. She was born July 13, 1933 in Concord, the daughter of Katherine E. Ryan and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 95 Ladies Auxiliary in North Conway. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, Nanni, Mimi and Grammy Bear. The family includes her son, Mark Seavey and his wife, Donna, of Portsmouth, Va.; her son, Jonathan Seavey and his wife, Sherri, of Fryeburg, Maine; her son, Paul Seavey, of Front Royal, Va.; her daughter, Kimberly Seavey, of Chesapeake, Va.; her son Todd Seavey, and his wife Lucia, of Conway; her mother, Katherine Ryan, of Bartlett; her sister, Sandra Mead, of Bartlett, as well as her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John Seavey, and her brother, Howard Dorsett.. There will be no visiting hours. At her request a private service is planned. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Conway Public Library. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Jonathan S. Seavey, 54 of Leach Road in Fryeburg, Maine, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 25, at his home following a long illness. He was born in Conway Nov. 1, 1955, the son of Jonathan and Sylvia "Dorsett" Seavey and was educated in local schools, graduating from Kennett High School. Jon was a life long resident of the Mount Washington Valley area. He was a master machinist and had worked several businesses in the area, most recently for Green Mountain Rifle Barrel where in August in 2009. He was predeceased by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Sherri, of Fryeburg; two sons, Matthew Seavey and his wife, Beena, of Philadelphia, and Nicholas Seavey, of Vale, Colo.; a step-daughter, Crystal Lacasse and her husband, Scott, of Windsor, Maine; three step-sons, Timothy Robbins, David Smith and Ryan Smith, all of Fryeburg; his maternal grandmother Katherine Ryan, of Bartlett; three brothers, Mark Seavey and his wife, Donna, of Portsmouth, Va., Paul Seavey, of Front Royal, Va., and Todd Seavey and his wife, Lucia, of Conway; one sister, Kimberly Seavey, of Chesapeake, Va.; two granddaughters, Sejal Seavey and Ashley Lacasse; several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jon's life will be held at the Brownfield Lions Den, Friday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org.

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Thaddeus Thorne, surveyor, businessman, forester, fisherman, community leader, ski industry pioneer, entrepreneur, and beloved patriarch, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home in South Conway, with many of his large family at his bedside. (Photo below, 1983 at Attitash)

Thad Thorne, 1983 at Attitash
Born May 25, 1924, in Pasadena, Calif., Thad was the eldest child of Harold W. and Margaret Comstock Thorne. He grew up in New Canaan, Conn., and spent his summers on Conway Lake in New Hampshire.

When the U.S. entered World War II, Thad enlisted in the newly activated 10th Mountain Division, training on skis at Camp Hale in Colorado. As an army lieutenant, Thad saw action in the Pacific and was involved in the occupation of Japan. In 1951, he was recalled to duty and stationed in Germany. After World War II, Thad graduated from the forestry program at the University of New Hampshire, where he met his future wife, Virginia Chandler. They were married in 1949. He went on to earn a master's degree in forestry from the University of Michigan and then moved back to South Conway, where he and Virginia bought an old farmhouse and raised seven children. Thad enjoyed physical labor, clearing fields around his house, often pulling out the logs with his team of oxen. When Thad first moved to South Conway in the early 1950s, he opened his own survey business, Thaddeus Thorne Surveys. One of his earliest projects took him to Panama, where he explored and surveyed an extensive tract of land.

Throughout his life Thad was Thad at Camp Haleinvolved in many aspects of the ski
business. He ran the ski patrol at Wildcat, took part in the original planning of Attitash Mountain, served as president and general manager of the Attitash Ski Area for over 20 years, and designed ski trails for many resorts throughout New England. When Thad retired from the ski business he began a lumber milling business, which he enjoyed running for the next fifteen years. In addition, he spent many summers working as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska. (Photo at Camp Hale Dormitories)

Thad Thorne selling tickets at Attitash
 For numerous years he also served the Conway community as both a selectman and member of the Planning Board. More recently, he took pride in his role as chair of the fundraising campaign to build the Ham Ice Arena in the Mount Washington Valley. Thad loved his large family. He cherished time spent with his many grandchildren. He traveled to places like Fiji, China, and Costa Rica with his adventurous relatives. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, skied the Haute Route across the Alps from France to Italy, and explored the jungles of Samoa. He especially loved fly-fishing in the New Hampshire lakes and rivers. As an outdoorsman and nature lover, Thad believed strongly in permanently protecting the lands and waters that enriched his life. Before he died, he placed most of his land in conservation easement. (Photo above, selling tickets at Attitash 1973)

Thad Thorne at Camp Hale
 Thad Thorne will be remembered for his accomplishments, about which he was most humble, but also for his strong, persuasive and engaging personality. His was always a hearty greeting and firm handshake. He told a great story. He had an iron sense of ethics, unswayed by money or position. He was accepting of everyone, and formed strong bonds with the people he met through his many pursuits. All who knew him will miss his extraordinary presence. (photo above, training exercise at Camp Hale)

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Chandler Thorne; Thad Thornehis two sisters, Mary Thorne Gould and Lydia Thorne Lucy and their husbands, Kingdon Gould, Jr. and Chester Lucy; his brother, Harold Thorne and wife, Evelyn McKinstry; his seven children, September Thorne Neville and husband, Richard, Halorie Thorne Rintel and husband, Theodor, Harvest Thorne Doucette and husband, James, Debony Thorne, Trillium Thorne Evans and husband, Mark, Thaddeus C. Thorne and wife, Elizabeth, and Jason Thorne; 22 grandchildren; and one great grandson. A celebration of Thad Thorne’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, , at the Thorne Residence at 312 Gulf Road in South Conway.  (Photo at South Conway 2011)

In  lieu of flowers, donations in Thad’s memory may be made to: The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, PO Box 424, North Conway, NH, 03860 or The Ham Ice Arena, 87 West Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818.

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(Thad's Brother)
Harry Wooster Thorne Jr

Harold "Harry" Wooster Thorne Jr. (1927- 2016) of Oakland, Calif., and South Conway died at home on Nov. 25, 2016, a few hours after Thanksgiving Day.

Born in Pasadena, Calif., Harry was the son of Harold Wooster Thorne and Margaret Comstock Thorne. His family moved to New Canaan, Conn., where Harry grew up. He graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., served in the Army until the end of World War II, and graduated from Yale in 1949.

Harry drove from New Hampshire to San Francisco in 1950 and began working for the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., leaving three years later to begin his career as an insurance broker with Johnson and Higgins. He was head of their international department when he retired in 1988.

Harry and Evelyn (Muffy) McKinstry were married in 1952 and lived in Oakland, where their three children were born and raised. Their house of 40 years was destroyed in the 1991 Oakland fire. They rebuilt on the same property and lived there until 2014 when they moved to an apartment on Lake Merritt.

Harry enjoyed all aspects of the great outdoors, especially fishing, backpacking, and whitewater canoeing. He and a great friend went steelhead fishing on the Klamath River every fall for three decades. Harry loved playing all sports and was able to play tennis until he was 88. While he relished competition, sportsmanship and giving his opponent a good experience were always his top priorities.

Harry and Muffy spent parts of 18 summer vacations bicycling in Europe and the last 30 summers in South Conway, where Harry visited as a young boy and where his parents retired.

Harry looked forward to spending holidays and the summer in South Conway with his immediate and extended family. Conway Lake and its preservation were particularly close to his heart. He loved fishing in a canoe alone or with a family member and came to know every rock, and perhaps every fish, along the shoreline near his house.

Harry will be remembered for his huge, genuine smile, his respect for all people and his planet, and his absolute devotion to his family, his friends and the loons on Conway Lake. He set an extraordinary example of humility, generosity and civility.

Harry is survived by his wife, Muffy; sons, Charles and his wife, Alisa, and Nathan and his wife, Margaret; daughter, Ann Whalen and her husband, Timothy; six grandchildren, Wells, Nathan and his wife, Natalie, Nicholas and his wife, Alexandra, Andrew, Harry, and Ellen Whalen; sisters, Mary Gould and her husband, Kingdon, Lydia Lucy and her husband, Chester; and sister-in-law, Virginia.

Harry was predeceased by his brother, Thaddeus Thorne.

Harry was devoted to environmental causes, particularly those dedicated to rivers and freshwater. Gifts in his memory may be made to Friends of the Earth, 1101-15th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, Friends of the River,1418 20th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811 or The Conway Lake Association, P.O. Box 803, Center Conway, NH 03813.

At Harry's request, there will be no service.

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Marion Lucy Warren, 90, died on Jan. 19, 2015, at Mineral Springs Healthcare facility in North Conway after a brief illness.

Her husband, Edmund M. Warren, predeceased her in 1975. She leaves two daughters, Lucy Howland and Helen Goss both of Conway; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Howland, of Seattle, Wash., along with extended family members. Marion was one of six children born to Irene and Arthur Lucy raised on the West Side in North Conway. She had five brothers. Marion was predeceased by her brothers, Fred Lucy, Kenneth Lucy, and Robert Lucy. She is survived by her brothers Chester Lucy and Herbert (Bun) Lucy who still reside on the West Side.

She graduated from Plymouth State Teacher's College in 1946. Her closest friends were her college buddies that she shared life's most precious moments with over the years. Marion taught first grade and kindergarten in the valley before kindergarten went into the public schools. She touched many young lives and has students across the country that remain in touch. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and 80 years an active member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational United Church of Christ in North Conway. She supported many local non-profits, especially if they benefited children. She was proud to be a native of the valley and took great pleasure in sharing her family history with all she met.

In  her memory, the family suggests donations be made to Vaughan Community Service, Inc., P.O. Box 401, North Conway, NH, 03860 to benefit the North Conway Daycare. At Marion's request there will be a private committal service later in the spring. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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John A. Rowe Jr. 85, of Glen, died Sept. 28, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Rumford, Maine, the son of John and Ida (Therrihault) Rowe, he had lived in John A Rowe JrGlen over 35 years.

Mr.Rowe was a retired truck driver and had worked for Richard Graves Trucking for several years. Following retirement he had been Campground Host at the Jigger Johnson Campground, on the Kancamagus in Albany, for several summers.

Thefamily includes: his companion, Mary L. Hall, of Glen; two sons, Alex Rowe, of Lowell, Mass., and Paul Rowe, of North Conway; three stepdaughters, Nedra Brackett, of Conway, Nancy Lawrence, of Berlin, and Lorraine Dame, of Florida; a stepson, Henry Asenault, of Florida; three grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Janvrin, of Gorham; 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.

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Helen Tasi Ware — Helen Tasi Ware, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at her home in Bartlett after living with multiple myeloma for six years. She was born Jan. 25, 1941 in Lynn Mass. to the late Niqe and Tasi Kureta. She graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1958. She was a secretary in Lynn until 1969 and would later recall her fondness for this work, most notably at Lynn 5 Five Cent Savings Bank and the General Electric Company. After a year with the U.S. Foreign Service in Tokyo, Helen married Kenneth R. Ware in Lynn on Oct. 25, 1970. They traveled throughout the United States, living in several states along the way; Helen particularly liked time spent in Gig Harbor, Wash., Steamboat Springs, Colo, and New York City. They settled in New Hampshire in the early 1970s. For the next few decades, Helen enjoyed living in Bartlett, where she devoted time to school and community projects. In recent years, Helen loved to volunteer as a dining room server at the Gibson Center in North Conway. Survivors include daughters Niqe Ware, of Northampton, Mass., and Lindsay Ware, of Keene; brother, Manny Kureta and his wife, Barbara, of Peabody, Mass.; sister, Ruth Dylingowski and her husband, Richard, of Newburyport, Mass.; sister, Lilyan Savory and her husband, Doug, of Lynn, Mass,; and cousin Virginia Rapo and her brother, Vasil Rapo, of Southbridge, Mass. Arrangements were handled by the New Hampshire Cremation Society in Manchester. Memorial gifts in Helen’s name may be sent to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1842, North Conway, NH, 03860. A memorial service will be held in spring.

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Rita Clemons TibbettsRita A. Tibbetts, 74, passed away at the Charleston Nursing Home in Danville, Ky. on March 15, 2011 after a long illness. 

 Rita was born in Bartlett and spent her childhood years there. She attended the Bartlett School system and graduated in 1955 as the valedictorian of her class. After high school she remained in Bartlett for the next 20 years where she was employed by the Kearsage Peg Mill. After her marriage to Robert she left Bartlett and moved to Lexington, Ky. and with a few moves in the interim finally settled in Danville, Kentucky where she lived out the remainder of her life.

  Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her family meant the world to her and she would display that at all times by making sure they felt loved and were happy. She was beloved by all that knew her and will sorely be missed by all.

 She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert S. Tibbetts; a son, Jonathan A. Mulkern and his wife, Rochelle, of Bartlett; a daughter, Tricia J. Beckham and her husband, William, of Lexington, Ky.; four grandsons, Jackson and Grant Beckham and Shea and Finnian Mulkern; two sisters, Gloria C. Grant, of Houston, Texas, and Brenda J. Stoner, of Gilford; two brothers, Richard E. Clemons, of Capon Bridge, W. Va., and Ralph C. Clemons Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph C. Clemons Sr., mother, Floris M. Clemons, and brother, John G. Clemons.  The funeral and committal services will be on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. in the Bartlett Union Congregational Church in Bartlett with refreshments after in the church basement.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations are made to the Bartlett Union Congregational Church P.O. Box 132 Bartlett, NH, 03812.  The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Susan M. Roy, 57, of Bartlett, died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2007, with her family at her side in Westford, Mass.Susan was born on August 12, 1949, the daughter of Richard L. and M. Katherine McGlinchey. She was raised in Westford and graduated from Westford Academy, where she excelled in tennis, field hockey, basketball and softball.

  She resided in Bartlett for the past 18 years, where she raised her children to love the beauty and recreational activities of the White Mountains. Although Susan struggled with a rare illness that challenged her for many years, she vigorously loved life, family, cross-country skiing, hiking, and her dog, Lady. She will be remembered for her kind and generous heart. Her dedication to her passions touched the heart of everyone she met.

 She is survived by her husband, Garry, her son, Richard Scott and his friend Jonathan Tanguay, and her daughter, Anne Marie. She is also survived by her mother, M. Katherine McGlinchey, her sister, Karen Foss and her husband Paul Foss of Franconia, her brother, L. Michael McGlinchey and his wife Jeanine McGlinchey of Charlotte, N.C., her brother, William McGlinchey of Weare, and her sister, Regina McGlinchey and friend Keith Bohne of Westford, Mass. Susan is also survived by her niece, Sarah Cloos, and her husband, Tom Cloos, and their two children, Leah and Kelley, and her two nephews, John and Alexander Foss of Franconia. Susan was predeceased by her father, Richard L. McGlinchey of Westford, Mass., and her sister-in-law, Nancy McGlinchey.  

  There will be a memorial service at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church on March 10 at 12 p.m., followed by a celebration of her life for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Partners Hospice, 281 Winter Street, Suite 200, Waltham, MA 02451.

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Richard Marston Stimpson, 87, owner and operator for many years of the Intervale Ski Area and former tennis pro at the Hyannisport Club, died on Tuesday, March 23, 1999. He was born in 1912 in Brockton, Mass. the second of three children born to Alvah Stimpson of Belfast, Maine and Mary Fox of Galway, Ireland. In 1936 he graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration. He opened the Intervale Ski Area in 1947, which soon became a favorite destination with a loyal following. In 1954, he married Priscilla Williams of Yarmouthport, Mass. Together with their two children, they migrated between the ski area and Cape Cod, where Dick was a tennis professional for thirty years at the Hyannisport Club. He was an inspiration to, and loved by, the children and adults who passed under his tutelage. In the spring of 1969, he closed the ski business and returned to Cape Cod on a year-round basis to devote his time to tennis instruction. With his retirement nine years later, the family moved permanently back to Intervale, taking up residence in the renovated "warming hut." Dick was an outdoorsman and artist throughout his life. Pastels and pen and ink were his preferred media; his favorite subjects were lighthouses, barns and houses of Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. His work was shown and sold through the private sector. His family includes his wife of 44 years, Priscilla, of Intervale; a daughter, Lisa, of New York City; a son, Rich and his wife, Lisa of Intervale; and a brother, Bill, of Brockton, Mass. Private services will be held at a later date. The family encourages that donations be made in his memory to the United States Tennis Association Tennis Foundation, Inc., 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY, 10604-3602 or to the Bartlett Junior Ski Program, c/o Eastern Slope Ski Club, P.O. Box 348, North Conway, NH 03860.

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Priscilla Stimpson:  It is with great sadness that the death of Priscilla Stimpson on Dec. 11, 2005, in Intervale, is announced. The cancer she had successfully fought off ten years before, returned and got the better of her.Born on May 11, 1929, in Worcester, Mass., to parents Haskell and Marguerita Williams, the family later moved to Cape Cod, where Priscilla discovered her love of sailing and the ocean.

 She graduated from high school and attended her beloved Katie Gibbs School in Boston, where she managed to paint the town red as well as acquire her valuable skills as a secretary.Various jobs ensued, and in 1954 she met and married the very charming and handsome Dick Stimpson, and together they ran the Intervale Ski Area. They made their yearly spring migration south to Hyannis Port, where Dick was the tennis pro and Priscilla ran the tennis shop. This best of both worlds arrangement continued until the fall of 1969, when they and their two children moved to Hyannis Port on a year-round basis, again teaming up at the indoor tennis courts in Hyannis, with
Dick as the pro and Priscilla manning the desk.

In 1979, the Stimpsons moved back to Intervale and took up residence in the warming hut of the now idle ski area. Again, Priscilla could be found behind the counter providing drinks and good cheer not to the skiers, but her many friends and family members. She worked for awhile at the Mount Cranmore Tennis Club and later began what would be a long career at the school superintendents office in North Conway. She was an essential and much loved member of that team, riding the ups and downs of office politics with great humor and wisdom. She retired in 1998 and maintained close ties with her many co-workers. She will be greatly missed by her friends there.Her years of retirement were active and fulfilling. She traveled often to the Cape to visit old friends and took trips to the United Kingdom and Ireland. After her bout with cancer, she became a member of the Healing with Friends breast cancer support group and, as one member recalled, gave her strength, compassion and much needed comedy relief to the other members. In 2000, she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and participated in a clinical study that will enable the drug that helped her, to be approved and available to others next year. She was enormously grateful to the many doctors and nurses who cared for her over the years. She charmed them all.Her family and friends will miss her terribly and continue to be inspired by her.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa of Brooklyn, N.Y., her son Rich and his wife Pam and their daughter Sophie, of Intervale, her sister Bunty of Yarmouth Port, Mass., as well as her neice Debby, nephews Jay and Haskell, and their families. Family and friends think she would be quite tickled by an occasional toast to her with a glass of Makers Mark. She would also appreciate any donations made to the following organizations: Jens Friends Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860, or Conway Area Humane Society, 223 East Main Street, Conway, NH 03818.There will be a gathering in her honor at her home in Intervale and a graveside service in Yarmouth Port, both in May. A notice will appear in the local papers with the details.

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Brenda Clemons StonerBrenda J. Stoner, 64, of Lakeshore Road, formerly of Elm St Extension in Ossipee, died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a long illness. She was born March 20, 1947 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH, the daughter of Ralph and Floris (Moody) Clemons. Brenda grew up in Bartlett NH and moved to Ossipee in 1985. She worked for a number of years at Ames Department Store in Ossipee before taking time off to be a homemaker. Brenda and her husband were avid campers and spent summers in Meredith. Brenda was an All My Children fan, never missing an episode. The light of Brenda’s heart was her grandson Michael who she enjoyed spoiling and living with over the last three years. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Stoner in 2008, one brother, John Clemons and one sister, Rita Tibbetts. She is survived by one son, Daniel R. Stoner of Gilford, one daughter, Kali Giovanditto and her husband Michael Sr. of Gilford, one grandchild, Michael E. Giovanditto Jr. of Gilford, two brothers; Richard Clemons Jr. of West Virginia and Ralph Clemons of North Carolina, one sister, Gloria Grant of Texas, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1PM on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, two Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. 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 .

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Lynn Roger Roberts, 70, of Glen, passed away peacefully at his home on April 24, 2012. Lynn was born in North Conway on Jan. 16, 1942 the middle son of Roger (Bucky) and Freda (Johnson) Roberts of Glen.

4-28-12-lynn-roger-robertsLynn was a hard worker all of his life and worked for various contractor's throughout the state. He started as a young man working for Burton Patch as a plumber apprentice and installing heating appliances. Lynn spent a good portion of his life in the construction industry working for the Bartlett Highway Department, R. S. Audley, A. J. Coleman's, and most recently A. Eastman and Son. Lynn also worked at the Kearsarge Peg Mill, Tyrol and Intervale Ski areas as well. Lynn also owned and operated his own dump trucks with his eldest son, Pat, for a few years.

Lynn also owned the Glen Village Property and Maintenance and was a highly skilled, very particular carpenter who built and re-modeled several homes in the Mount Washington Valley. Lynn would put his heart and soul into his building projects with the meticulousness of a piano maker.

Lynn's latest project was picking up the pieces of his home and property after it was devastated by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. Lynn's skill, craftsmanship, and attention to detail can be seen in the finished product of his home after making the repairs with the help of Jeff Johnson following Irene. Lynn dedicated the remainder of his life achieving his goal of being back into his home.

Lynn was absolutely overwhelmed by the outpouring of the generosity of the people and business owners who stopped by to help, donate furniture and appliances, or offer a free meal. He really wanted to publicly thank everyone who eased his burden during this troubling time but became ill shortly after finishing his home.

Please be assured that each and every one of you who stopped to help or offer an encouraging word held a very special place in his heart. When he spoke of this outpouring, he would become very emotional and was overwhelmed by the love and true compassion of the people of the valley.

Lynn was interested in contributing back to his community. He was a member of the Glen Fire Department, member of the Bartlett Zoning Board of Adjustment, and caretaker of the Glen Cemetery.

Lynn had a great sense of humor and was an avid story teller who loved to tell tales of the old days which he embellished only about 98 percent of the time. You would leave after listening to these tales, laughing to the point of tears.

Lynn was pre-deceased by his parents, Bucky and Freda Roberts; his brother, Gene Roberts; his wife, Judy; and his best friend and youngest son, Mike Roberts. Lynn is survived by his son, Pat Roberts and his wife, Rose, of Glen; a daughter, Dianne Roberts and her boyfriend, Oscar, of Conway; son, Andy Roberts and his girlfriend, Lynn, of Tampa Fla.; his companion Charlotte Linde.

Lynn will surely be missed by all who knew him.

At his request there will be no funeral services. There will be a graveside service at the Glen Cemetery Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William B. Rose, Jr. officiating. Following the graveside service there will be a gathering at the Glen Station to celebrate the life of Lynn and to share your special stories of knowing him.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bartlett Fire Fighter's Association, P.O. Box 656, Glen, NH 03838.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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BLAINE JOSEPH ROGERSON SR, 71, passed away, after a brief illness, at his home in Bartlett, surrounded by his family on November 12, 2013.  He was born in Presque Isle, Maine on August 11, 1942, the son of the late Morton and Rowena (Barnes) Rogerson. 
     Blaine Rogerson, Sr (1942 - 2013)Bucky lived most of his life in Bartlett and attended school in Bartlett and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1960.  He worked in the construction field and as a self-employed contractor for most of his life.  He enjoyed being outside hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed playing cards and a good game of chess.
     He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia (Mersereau) Rogerson; daughters, DeAnn LeBlanc and her husband, Bob of Albany and Andrea Saunby and her husband, Jim, of Traverse City, Michigan; son Joe Rogerson and his wife, Loretta (Murray), of Bartlett; sister. Paula Rogerson of Bartlett.  He took great pride in his grandchildren, Karli Olson, Nicolas, Nicole, Kristina and Bobby LeBlanc, Jason and Ashley Saunby, Christopher Murray and his wife, Amy, Jennifer Murray, Sarah (Murray) Bishop and her husbank Brian, Matthew Murray and Lisa Murray; and three great grandchildren.
     Per his wishes friends are invited to join the family at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort on Thursday, November 14, between 6 to 8 p.m. for an informal gathering.  A private burial will be held at the Bartlett Village Cemetery at a later date.
     Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
     The Furber and White Funeral home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
     To send a message of condolence or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com 
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