Gerald Allen Stoddard

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

North Haverhill, N.H. — Gerald Allen Stoddard, 97, of Clark Pond Road, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 8, 2018.  

Gerald was born in Columbia, N.H., on June 27, 1921, to Carroll Titus and Etta Louise (Frizzell) Stoddard. He graduated from Haverhill Academy, Class of 1938. He was a self-employed dairy farmer as the owner and operator of Blackmount Farm in North Haverhill until 1975.

Gerald was the last surviving charter member and long-serving Vice President of the North Haverhill Fair Association for whom he volunteered and maintained the grounds for over 70 years. Recently, he was appointed as Director Emeritus.  

Gerald won numerous farming awards and was a long time member of the Farm Bureau and DHIA. He was the former President of the New Hampshire Holstein Association, a former member of the Pink Granite Grange, the 1957 State Grange Farmer of the Year, and a recipient of the New Hampshire Green Pastures Award.

He was also a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church.  

Following retirement, he began pitching horseshoes competitively, winning numerous events. He enjoyed wintering in Riverview, Fla., for several years.  

Gerald married Priscilla Phelps on Sept. 23, 1943, and she predeceased him on July 13, 2017. He had married Evelyn Mae (Wallace) Ulery on Dec. 31, 1965, and she predeceased him on April 24, 2006. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Frederick Stoddard. 

He is survived by two daughters, Jane S. Oakes and husband Winston of Piermont, N.H. and Edith S. Regan and husband Tom of Seabrook, N.H.; a son, Robert E. Stoddard and wife Linda of North Haverhill; five grandchildren, Rob Stoddard, Samantha Stoddard, Sarah Regan, Melissa Ulery, and Fred Ulery; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, and Travis Stoddard; two step-sons, Frederick A. “Chip” Ulery of Benton, N.H. and James Ulery; a sister, Eloise Wallsten of Alton Bay, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be on Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m., at the North Haverhill United Methodist Church, 2900 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, N.H. with Pastor Clint Brake, officiating. Private burial will be observed in the Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Haverhill Fair Antique Museum Fund, PO Box 207, North Haverhill, NH 03774. 

For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com.

Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.