Charles C. Barnum

Orange, N.H. — Charles C. Barnum, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. He attended Canaan High School only to go straight into the army where he served in the Korean War. He retired from Mascoma High School in 1993 after working there since 1963. He married Dec. 17, 1957, and leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Frances Barnum and their son Richard, and wife Lee, as well as their daughters Jessica and Emily Barnum of Taftsville, Vt.; a daughter Linda Bartlett of Hopkinton, N.H. and children Jeremy, his wife Missy Bartlett of Claremont, N.H., Jamie Bartlett of Canaan, N.H.; great-granddaughter Addison of Canaan, N.H., step-granddaughters Missy Waysville of Ludlow, Vt., Lisa Ewing of Tinmouth, Vt., and Vanessa Beach of Windsor, Vt. He leaves two sisters behind, Ida Tucker of Pittsfield, Mass., and Marguerite Bliss and brother-in-law Clint of Canaan, as well as several nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, pony pulling, Rangeley, Maine, and spending summers at camp in Pittsburg.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. A committal service will be announced in the spring.

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