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Kelton Edward Garfield


Friday, February 10, 2017

Concord, N.H. — Kelton Edward Garfield, 78, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. He was born in Windsor, Vt., to the late Harold A. & Alver Etta (May) Garfield. Kelton grew up in the Upper Valley and graduated from the West Lebanon High School. He later served with the National Guard and married Carol A. Bassett on March 16, 1962. Kelton worked for the State of New Hampshire with the position of Chief Highway Physical Records for 38 years and retired in 2001. He enjoyed his job and took great pride in what he did. He was a member of the NH State Employee Association, Retired member of the Lebanon Fire Dept., West Lebanon High School Alumni Association, The American Legion Post 22 and held the position of Trustee with the Elks club in Concord and Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol A. Garfield; two daughters, Kay F. Tolbert and her husband, Stephen R., and Kelly A. Garfield; a sister, Ann H. Brown and her husband, Frederick J.M.; two granddaughters, Nichole J (Tolbert) Rogers and her husband, Kenny Rogers, and Kayla M (Tolbert) Fitzgerald; seven great-grandchildren, Coyah Tolbert, Aaliyah Rogers, Ruby Rogers, Charming Rogers, Mycah Tolbert, Summer Rogers and Destiny Rogers, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Emerson B. Garfield.

Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home to Kelton’s memorial calling hours on Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no funeral services.

In lieu of Flowers, Kelton has requested Memorial donations be made in his name to the NH ASPCA, POPE Memorial, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301

An online guest book is available to leave a message of condolence for Kelton’s family by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.