Obituaries

Mage Alfred Lyford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mage Alfred “Sonny” Lyford, 82, died early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born the youngest of six children, June 1, 1932, in Chelsea, Vt. the son of George and Mary (Goulette) Lyford. He attended school in Chelsea and went to work at an early age helping on the farm …

Lois Jacobsen Doner

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Lois Jacobsen Doner, 93, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, April 20, 2015, at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, where she had lived since 2001. Born in 1921 in Yokohama, Japan, to two adventurous parents who met there, Lois returned to the States at age two and spent her childhood intermittently in Plainfield, N.J., and outside Pierre, S.D., on her family’s …

Leigh R. Harlow

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — The committal service for Leigh R. Harlow, 77, a resident of Windsor who passed away Jan. 28, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. in the Hartland Village Cemetery. The Rev. Lucia Jackson, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Hartland will officiate. A reception for family and …

Lo “Chuck” Hatch

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Committal services for Lo “Chuck” Hatch, 92, who died Feb. 5, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home. …

John Seelye

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Palatka, Fla. — John Seelye, age 84 of Palatka passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. He was born in Hartford, Conn. Jan. 1, 1931, to Douglas and Maida Seelye. John served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant, during the Korean conflict. He …

Melvin Nelson

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unity, N.H. — Melvin Nelson, of Unity formerly of Springfield, N.H. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a long illness. He was born on June 28, 1940, in Cornish, N.H. the son of Levi and Hazel (Burke) Nelson. Melvin attended schools in Cornish and Plainfield …

Mildred M. Davison

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Mildred M. (Mid) Davison, 90, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home in Cornish. She was born on July 7, 1924, in Fair Haven Mass. Mid lived in …

Helen Elizabeth Crawford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Helen Elizabeth Crawford, 93, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was born to the late Alfred & Gladys (Haynes) Clifford in South Royalton, Vt. on March 28, 1922. Helen was raised in South Royalton and graduated from University of Vermont in 1943. Helen …

Susan M. Runnells-Taft

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Susan M. Runnells-Taft, 50, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, at her home in Windsor surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are …

A Life: Barbara Yeomans, 1915-2015; ‘A Remarkable Woman Who Had a Very Big Life’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Newport — Age had chosen a resilient, fearless and graceful foe. Though her eyesight and hearing were failing, Barbara Holden Yeomans refused to surrender her intellectual curiosity, her sense of wonder and love of life and friends that …

Larry Smith

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Graveside committal services for Larry Smith, 76, who died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, will be held Monday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Union Village Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. is in charge of arrangements. …

Mage A. “Sonny” Lyford

Monday, April 27, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mage A. “Sonny” Lyford, 82, long time resident of Woodstock, Vt. died early Saturday morning, April 25, at the Willows of Windsor. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

George O. Binzel

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — George O. Binzel, 91, of Fisher’s Bay died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health. He was born in Union City, N.J. on March 9, 1924, the only child of Otto and Maria (Krum) Binzel. He graduated from …