Obituaries

Jay Wilson

Friday, March 27, 2015

New London, N.H. — Jay Wilson’s long journey is over and it ended on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The journey started in Minnesota in 1936, where he spent the summer months on a lake in the log cabin built by his father, and ended in New London, looking at the almost identical view outside the bedroom window of the house he and his …

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’s brother, Wayne LaJoie of Enfield, N.H. and sister, Wendy LaJoie of Lebanon, N.H. His father, …

Lt. Col. Louie C. Elliott, Jr.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dover, N.H. — Lieutenant Colonel Louie C. Elliott, Jr. (USAF, retired) died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Dover. He was 89 years old. Lou was born in Duke, Okla. on Aug. 20, 1925, to the late Louie Sr. and Thelma Elliott. In 1943, at the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army’s pilot training program. In 1945, he married Nellie Mae Curtiss …

Lorraine T. Snelling

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charlestown N.H. — Lorraine T. Snelling, 84, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born on April 21, 1930, in Island Pond, Vt., the daughter of the late Minnea Jean and Alphonse LaTouche. She was married to the late Wilbur Snelling of Charlestown. They have six children, Gary …

Priscilla Smith

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Priscilla Smith, 94, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, while staying at her sister’s home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield. …

Sidney A. Pixley, Sr.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Sidney A. Pixley, Sr., 81, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home in Strafford after a long illness. He was born June 7, 1933, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Gerald L. and Marie (Mayberry) Pixley. He attended school in Strafford. He served in …

Thayer Clark Paine

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — (Cornelia) Thayer Clark Paine, 75, of Canaan died at home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. …

Elma Bentley

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Elma W Bentley, 98, wife of the late John J. Bentley, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at her home in Lebanon, in the company of her loving family. She was born in Horton, Kan., Feb. 3, 1917, daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Winterscheid. …

James D. Blakeman

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Green Valley, Ariz. — James D. Blakeman, 75, formerly of South Royalton, Vt., died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his home in Green Valley. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

William L. Chamberlin, Sr.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — William L. Chamberlin, Sr. of Lebanon died on Monday, March 16, 2015. Bill was born in Lynn, Mass. but spent most of his life in N.H. He was very proud of his education, including graduating from Governor Dummer Academy (now Governor’s Academy) and Dartmouth College. …

Donald Dudley Carleton

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

West Newbury, Vt. — Donald Dudley Carleton, 79, of West Newbury died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his home. He was born in West Newbury on July 23, 1935, the son of Harold Arthur and Bertha (Gilmore) Carleton. He attended West Newbury Grade School and was a graduate …

Harold Edward Gravlin, III

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Harold Edward Gravlin, III (Peanut) passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home in Bradford, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his two daughters, Bailea and Taylor Gravlin of E. Thetford, Vt.; his ex-wife and …

Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans, 99, of Newport, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Donations in Barbara’s memory would be welcomed to the Holden-Yeomans Fund of the Richards Free Library. This fund supports the Hale award which Barbara and Raymond Holden founded …