Pittsfield NH News

October 4, 2017


 

Early Head Start is accepting applications for children under the age of 3 and for prenatal women. Fun activities, information, support, and learning experiences are provided through home visiting and playgroups. It is free for income eligible families. For further information and to jump start your child’s learning, please call 435-6611.

 


 

The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission along with a variety of other local groups are planning Harvest Fest for October 21, 2017 from 11:00 to 3:00. The PTO will be sponsoring Trunk or Treat for that night. We are also are trying to arrange a function for Friday night. Save the date to join us for a weekend of fun.

 


 

Letter To The Editor

“Community” Page??

 

I believe a Community is people helping people, people volunteering at the community center working with our senior citizens, maybe stopping by the PD and setting up a neighborhood watch. I believe a community helps their neighbor unload their trash at the dump instead of sitting the car waiting for the line to move. I think a community sees trash on the street and stops and picks it up, maybe volunteer to help the Beautification committee or help the 4H or PYW. I think we have lost sight of what makes a good community. I don’t think “self promotion” is in the definition of the word community. Goodbye,  Pittsfield “Community” Page.

 

It saddens me to see a town that already receives so much negativity start to bring more of it upon ourselves. As a community we seem to bash the police department, the fire department, the highway department, the select board, our neighbors, and people we don’t even know, just to be heard. My dad told me when I was growing up, “Don’t be one of those people who talk just to be heard.” I try not to talk too much because I usually say the wrong thing, but I like this town and I wish we would start acting like a true community. Let’s help our neighbors, let’s listen before we speak, let’s make it about somebody else, not “ ME.” A community is not about one person’s interests or goals it’s about what’s best for everyone.

 

Mark 12: 30-31

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.

 

Scott Jackson

Pittsfield

 


 

Letter

 

Select Board meeting 9/26/17- We were visited by Executive Councilor Chris Pappas of our District 4 who heard our concerns relative to staying on the 2018 list for paving state roads through town. Also, hope was expressed to him that we might get relief of some kind regarding the impending state mandated repairs to the Clark’s Pond dam.  Carole also mentioned the fact that three State DOT Districts converge in Pittsfield and that we have difficulty finding anyone of them to take responsibility for what we perceive as a mish-mash of road maintenance.  He was attentive and we appreciated him coming.

 

Our long time fuel oil provider, Dead River, was once again contracted for heating oil, being the lowest of the three who responded to bid requests. 

 

We signed a contract with our fire chief, Pete Pszonowsky, for a three year term.  Whereas he is one of a handful of town employees not part of a union, the BOS negotiates directly with him.  His previous contract had yearly pay increases built in, with the last one being this year.  This new board honored the increase when the Chief agreed to work 150 hours filling in for EMT overtime needs as they arose, in addition to regular duties, each calendar year, thereby saving us approximately $5,000 per year. His contract is for level salary at his present pay for 3 years.  We are glad to have him.

 

During public input several residents expressed concern over news reports regarding a Pittsfield Police officer for an incident in Epping and wanted a public statement from the PD relative to the general subject, which has been forthcoming.  All town officials are prohibited from discussing particulars of ongoing investigations, even in other towns.  

 

As a reminder, audio tapes are available at the Town Hall for anyone who wants to listen to BOS meeting’s content and actual comments and tone by the Board and by the public. 

 

Carl Anderson

 


 

Who Makes The Best Popcorn?

 

The annual Pittsfield Old Home Day Cook-Off this year was all about Flavored Popcorn.  We had 10 entries and all kinds of flavors to choose from.  Thank you to the Victory Workers 4-H club for organizing and running the Cook-off for us.  The winners, chosen by the voting public, were 1st place - (#1) Brown Butter Maple Bacon made by Bob Facella; 2nd place - (#8) Sweet Medley made by Donna Cadose and 3rd place- (#5) Carmel with Peanuts made by Reny Boyd.  Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all the participants.  Many people have asked for the recipes and all of the winners were willing to share them.

 

Brown Butter Maple Bacon 

Maple bacon popcorn: 8-10 cups popped popcorn. Cook 10 slices of maple bacon. Cool and chop up finely. Melt a stick of salted butter over medium heat until it starts to turn brown. Turn heat to low and stir in half of the bacon, 1/2 cup of real maple syrup, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Pour over popcorn and stir, top with remaining bacon.

 

Sweet Popcorn Medley

8 cups popped popcorn, 2 cups peanuts, 2 cups pretzel squares - broken into pieces, 2 cups mini M&Ms,  (any other goodies can be substituted/added), 1 bag white chocolate candy melts (can be purchased at Walmart, Joanne’s, Michaels).   Place popcorn and desired goodies in a large bowl. Melt white chocolate in a container in a microwave set at 50% level for 30 second intervals, stirring until thoroughly melted (total about 2-3 min). Be careful not to overcook.  Pour melted chocolate over popcorn mixture and stir/mix to coat evenly. Spread mixture onto wax paper to dry and cool.  ENJOY!

 

Carmel with Peanuts

10 cups popped popcorn, 1 cup peanuts (optional), - Pour in large roasting pan.  2 sticks margarine, 1/4 cup Karo (white), 1 cup light brown sugar.  Boil 5 minutes only, then add 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp baking soda - it will foam, pour over popcorn and mix well.  Place in 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes- then lay out on foil.

 


 

Pittsfield Goes To The Circus!

Pittsfield Old Home Day 2017

 

Remember Saturday, July 22 – It was Old Home Day in Pittsfield and from all accounts, it was a GREAT DAY!  The theme of the day was Pittsfield Goes to the Circus and there were some great circus floats and activities throughout the day.  The weather cooperated- which always makes it easier to have a good time!  Many THANKS are due to lots of groups, organizations, businesses and individuals that make this event possible. 

 

Thank you to the Suncook Valley Rotary Club for sponsoring a free outdoor movie, “Dumbo” at Drake Field on Friday night, July 21.  There was a great turnout and a wonderful way to kickoff Old Home Day!

 

Thank you to the Beautification Committee, especially Carole and Paul Richardson for placing the American Flags around town – they certainly make the town look beautiful.

 

The Park St. Baptist Church served a delicious breakfast on Saturday morning to start the day – Thank you to all the cooks. The Community Fair at Dustin Park was bustling with vendors and local organization booths.  The free craft table for kids and Bubbles Station was manned by Tara, Amber and Jocelyn Ash and Carol Grainger – THANK YOU to all of you.  A special Thank you to Stacey and Noah Wittenberg for their behind the scenes help in getting some of the craft projects organized and to Theresa Chase for all your help in setting up the craft tables and games.

 

Jujubee, the Clown provided balloon “art” for the kids – free! Thanks to the Suncook Valley Area Lion Club members and Tammy Colby for manning the Carnival Games  – from what I heard, they were a big hit and the kids had a great time!  Thank you to Globe Mfg. for donating the games.  Thank you to St. Stephen’s Church for holding their Silent Auction and Sidewalk Café.  The Kids Games-especially the pie eating were great - thanks to all the kids that participated- you all did an awesome job and thank you to Jess Beaulieu, Sydney Booth and Megan Callicoat for running the games.  Thank you to Tricky Dick’s Magic Show for wowing the kids (and adults) with your magic tricks!

 

Thanks to Don Smith for providing music at Dustin Park and to the Historical Society for opening their doors and sharing their fabulous collection of Pittsfield Memorabilia.  The members of ARTSFEST from Laconia put on a spectacular show of aerial tricks and trapeze acts.  Thank you to them for coming to OHD. Thank you to the United Martial Arts Academy of Epsom for a fabulous karate demonstration.

 

Many thanks to all the Car Show participants.  Thank you to the residents and businesses of Main Street for your cooperation with the street being closed.   We had a great turnout of classic, hot rod, and vintage vehicles for the car show and all enjoyed the music of Jackie Lee.  Thank you to Sanels, Heritage Hardware of Northwood, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and Traditional Speed & Custom for donating raffle prizes.

 

The annual cookoff was “Flavored Popcorn.”  Thank you to all the participants- there were some very creative flavors entered!  The winners, by popular vote were: 1st   - Bob Facella with Brown Butter Maple Bacon (#1), 2nd  Donna Cadose with Sweet Medley (#8) and 3rd – Reny Boyd with Carmel with Peanuts (#5).  All the winning recipes will be published in The Sun.  A very special Thank You to the Victory Workers 4-H Club for organizing and manning the booth.

 

Thanks to all the kids that participated in the Bike Parade and a huge Special thanks to Rick Walter for leading the parade. Thanks to our judges- they had a tough time choosing the winners.

 

Fr. John Mackenzie of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church provided the invocation before the parade – thank you for joining us on Old Home Day.  A big thank you to Louie Houle for providing announcing duties for the parade.

 

We’d also like to THANK Granite Image for providing all the flyers, posters and program printing for the day.  THANK YOU to The SUNCOOK VALLEY SUN for printing all of our articles, ads and the day’s schedule.  Thanks, also to Clayton Wood and the Website Committee for posting all the events and information for the day and to all the Local Businesses that posted flyers and posters for us.  

 

Congratulations to Fred and Liz Hast on being named Pittsfield’s Citizens of the Year!  THANK YOU for your continued volunteering in our community.  Thank you to all the past Citizens of the Year that joined us at your special seating area to view the parade. 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL who participated in the Parade.  A Huge THANK YOU to NH Motor Speedway for the use of their “People Movers” and to Jim Darrah and Tyler Booth for hauling them. They worked perfectly for the bands to ride in and perform in the parade.  Thank you to Ray Webber for hauling our Old Home Day Committee float!   Many thanks to all the Police and Fire Departments that joined the parade!

 

PARADE WINNERS!

Youth Division: 1st- Victory Workers 4-H Club; 2nd-PYBA-2; 3rd - F.B. Argue Recreation Area

 

Open Division: 1st – Grace Capital Church; 2nd –PYBA-1; 3rd – Globe Striders

 

Thank you to those who helped the Police Department with traffic duty before and during the parade- Mike Mavity, Andrew Sylvester, Merrill Vaughan, Jim Allard, Cara Marston, Adam Gauthier and Donna Keeley.  These are the people I know about – thank you to any others that helped!

 

The afternoon activities were free swim at the F.B. Argue Recreation Area (thank you Parks and Rec) along with a cookout of burgers and hot dogs.  At Drake Field, the annual Duck Derby and  Battle of the Badges Softball game were held.  Thanks to Jay Darrah and the PMHS Boys Basketball team for organizing the Duck Race and congratulations to the winner – Carol Trask.

 

Congratulations to the Police team on their Softball game win.  

 

The day ended with a fabulous FIREWORKS show by Atlas.  A Huge THANK YOU to all the donors who made this show possible.  Thanks to PMHS for the use of Drake Field and the Old Home Day Committee would especially like to THANK Joe Darrah and his helpers for cleaning up the firework debris on Sunday morning. It is very much appreciated by the whole committee!

 

The Old Home Day Committee would like to THANK the Pittsfield Police, Fire, and Highway Department; Parks and Recreation Committee and the many extra volunteers that helped at any of the events.  A lot of planning and work goes into this day and it takes a lot of people to make things happen… so, THANK YOU to all!!!

 

We hope everyone enjoyed the day – We would love to hear any suggestions or comments on the day’s events.  Please feel free to call Andi Riel at 435-6346 or email at pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com or Louie Houle at 435-6938 or coachoule3@myfairpoint.net .

 


 

Catamount Womenaid News

 

The Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Catamount 5K will be run on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9 am. The scenic route at the Deerfield Fairgrounds includes dirt, gravel, and paved sections; runners who participated in the Catamount 5K in the previous two years will note a change in this year’s route which will include some of the familiar fair walkways. This 5K is challenging enough for seasoned runners, but also perfect for walkers and families. This race promotes health and wellness while benefiting Catamount Womenaid, a nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance to men, women, and children in Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood, Pittsfield and Strafford.

 

Register now at www.catamountwomenaid.org. On-line registration is $22 for adults and $15 for children under 12 and ends on November 4.  The race day registration costs are $30 and $20 for children. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners and for top racers in different age groups. Daylight savings time ends on Saturday allowing for an extra hour of sleep. Parking is close and easy; turn into the fairgrounds at a main gate at 34 Stage Road, Deerfield.

 

Besides Deerfield Veterinary Clinic, major sponsors are Northeast Delta Dental, East Coast Signal, Northeast Eye Care, J and D Power Equipment and Ewing Electric. Other sponsors are Robertson Insurance, David Malone, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, Candia First Stoppe, Deerfield Country Insurance and Eastern Propane. 

 

Register early to make sure you get a great hat and swag bag. Enjoy free refreshments and post-race massages. Volunteers are needed for race day.  Contact catamountwomenaid@gmail.com if you can help or to register.. Like us on facebook @catamount5k and @catamountwomenaid.

 


 

Two More Winners Announced For 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway

 

One out of 10 fire departments in the U.S. do not have enough personal protective clothing for all of their emergency responders, and almost three-quarters of departments report that some of their personal protective clothing is at least 10 years old, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To better protect our nation’s responders, Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are providing four new sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear to 13 volunteer fire departments in need through the 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway program. The Lowell (VT) Volunteer Fire Department and the Latir Volunteer Fire Department (Questa, NM) are the program’s latest recipients.

 

The Lowell Volunteer Fire Department is located in northern Vermont near the Canadian border and serves 600 residents over 65 square miles. In addition to regular emergency response activities, the department is also tasked with high-angle rescue services for the 25 wind turbines in town. While all 20 volunteers currently have turnout gear, all sets are over 10 years old and not compliant with recommended safety standards. The department hopes to eventually purchase new gear for all of their members to provide the safety and protection their responders so desperately need. As Assistant Chief Gerry Nick notes, “Four sets [is] a huge start for our replacement goals.”

 

The Latir Volunteer Fire Department serves a community of 2,000 individuals in northern New Mexico. The department provides protection from wildfires, structural fires, and lightning strikes, as well as conducts safety education in the community. Due to budget cuts, they are struggling to maintain basic equipment and supplies that are vital to sustaining a full-service department. Only 12 of the 19 firefighters on their roster have turnout gear, and all 12 sets of gear are over 10 years old. The donation of four sets of Globe gear will greatly help the department in their efforts to replace torn gear worn by their seasoned volunteers and equip new recruits so they are protected and able to respond.

 

Additional awards through the Globe Gear Giveaway will be made monthly throughout 2017. A total of 52 sets of gear will be distributed to 13 departments in need. Stay tuned to the NVFC web site, Dispatch newsletter, and Facebook page, as well as the Globe Facebook page, for additional information and announcements regarding the Globe Gear Giveaway.

 


 

Bucky, The Boar, Goes On The Offensive

Submitted By Carole Soule

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As he hovered over Charlotte, my 800-pound “pet” sow, Bucky lunged. I felt his hot breath as he snapped at me with his tusks stopping short inches from my hand. Bucky, a normally well-mannered boar was being protective of Charlotte who I was injecting twice a day with medicine to help her recover from an illness.

 

When I injected her, Charlotte would squeal and grunt her displeasure but ultimately put up with the twice-daily shots. Not so Bucky. This is the same Bucky who tried to rescue one of his offspring a few weeks ago. Then he was a concerned Dad; today he was a concerned husband to Charlotte. He saw and sensed that she didn’t like the injections so he decided to take action. He would not back off and hung around Charlotte ready to protect her from the “attack of the needle.”

 

Like so many of us, Bucky was acting on partial information. He only understood Charlotte and I had no way to explain to him this medication was required to save her life. To Bucky, Charlotte complained about the injections, so it was his responsibility to protect her. Fortunately, the day he attacked was the last day of her treatment. Now that I’m not sticking Charlotte with a needle anymore, Bucky has returned to his calm, non-aggressive self.

 

Aggressive males critters (not the two-legged variety) in the barnyard are common. When she was a young girl, Barbara from Concord told me how she would use a broom to sweep her way into the hen house to collect eggs so that when the rooster attacked she could brush him away. Every farmer has a story about a protective barnyard males. Do you have a story to share? Let me know your experience and if you were quite as scared as I was when Bucky, Charlotte’s boar-friend, got all protective. The most docile can react when they don’t understand your intention but I guess that’s true for all of us, not just the barnyard variety.

 

Carole Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon, NH, where she raises and sells beef, pork, lamb, eggs and other local products. She can be reached at cas@milessmithfarm.com.

 


 

Josiah Carpenter Library October News

 

The library will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday October 9th.  On Friday October 20th the Children’s Room will be closed to allow for carpet cleaning.

 

The Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at the library on Monday October 16th at 5:00pm.  The adult book club will meet to discuss The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead at 9:00am on Wednesday October 25th the Pittsfield Senior Center.  The Teen Book Worms will gather on Monday November 6th at 5:00pm; they will enjoy a light supper and discuss The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee’ Ahdieh.  New members for all of our ongoing activities are always welcome!

 

During October the 10:00am Thursday preschool story hour will explore pumpkins, leaves and fairytales.  The afterschool Cozy Nook Book Adventure Club at 3:30pm on Tuesdays will be exploring fall time, and staring a unit on puppet making and storytelling.  The library will demonstrate oozy pumpkin slime and an exploding volcano pumpkin at Harvest Fest on October 20th, so come on down to the town pool. 

 

On Tuesday October 17th the 1,2,3 Living Well group will gather to explore All About Apples at 12:30pm at the Pittsfield Senior Center.  Come and taste different apple varieties, learn their culinary strengths and exchange recipes.

 

The library currently has a display of photographs by Richard Clark, Sr. of Epsom, NH.  Richard specializes in capturing the natural wonders of northern New England and Nova Scotia.  Please stop in to enjoy the exhibit.

 

The NH Downloadable Books program has transitioned to a new free app Libby by Overdrive.  Libby can be downloaded to computers, tablets and smart phones.  To access over 20,000 ebooks and audio books for adults through children you will need to have a current library card number (library cards need to be renewed every three years), and a password for your account is now required (hint: have that library card number handy!)

 


 

TOPS News

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Front Left to Right: Catherine Snow, Beth Odell, Joyce Pearson, Pat Smith Back Left to Right: Sandi Truscott, Sandy Gilmore

 

At our recent TOPS meeting, we celebrated our monthly Royalty for the month of August.  Certificates are given for the best weight losers for the month.  A blue flower is given for honorable mention.  First place went to Sandi Truscott, first runner up to Beth Odell, second runner up to Joyce Pearson, third runner up to Pat Smith.  Catherine Snow and Sandy Gilmore both received honorable mention. Congratulations to all.  TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly and that is what we strive for. We meet on Tuesdays 6:30 at Berakah on Fairview Rd.  If you have questions or would like to visit, please call Pat  435-5333 or Beth 435-7397.

 


 

What’s Happening At PYW?

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Ross Morse, trustee of The Foss Family Foundation, presents a donation to Paula Martel, Program Director of The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, to support the newly created PYW Pantry.

 

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop (PYW) wants to thank The Foss Family Foundation for the very generous donation to support the newly created PYW Pantry. This gift will have a profound effect on many of the youth in Pittsfield. These funds will go towards helping us on our mission, not only to empower youth but to make sure they have the needed food and toiletries they might not otherwise have access to.

 

The first purchase we plan to make with this donation is going to be a new upright freezer! This will really help us in providing more than just shelf-stable items. We will be able to get bulk amounts of frozen food, so PYW will be able to continue providing and cooking more healthy meals after school. The youth will also be able to have more choices to take home!

 

PYW had heard of and was asked by another organization if we wanted to collaborate in getting involved with Ending 68 Hours of Hunger. The mission of End 68 Hours of Hunger is to confront the nearly 68 hours of hunger experienced by some local children between the free lunch they receive on Friday, and the free breakfast they receive on Monday.

 

After some thought and discussion PYW’s plan was to reach as many children that might need help with food or toiletries as possible and let them “shop” for what they needed. PYW started the PYW Pantry, it was not full but it was a good start. After a conversation with the Barnstead Helpers suggesting that we should see, as a non-profit, if we were able to get help from the NH Food Bank. We filled out the required paper work, had our site evaluated, and went to the required classes. We are pleased to announce we have become members of the NH Food Bank!

 

We saw that the PYW Panty was helping many of the youth in town but was still not going to reach everyone that needed it. It wasn’t long before we teamed-up with the National Honor Society Students at Pittsfield Middle High School to get a panty started there also. We are still working on getting one going at the Pittsfield Elementary School, which will work and look a little different. Staff will identify youth in need, and put together a take-home-bag.

 

During this time the Pittsfield Food Pantry would donate any extra items they had, and it wasn’t long before St. Stephens Episcopal Church, “A Little Church with the Big Heart” heard of our mission and wanted to help. And boy have they helped out, almost every week they drop by PYW with donations to add to the panty, cash donations to help with expenses, and so much more.

 

This is a great project that we at PYW, and all others that are working in collaboration with us, know will grow and strengthen for many, many years to come. We want to thank everyone that has been involved in helping to get this project off the ground. It would not have been possible without the support from everyone involved. Thank You!

 


Obituaries


 

Samantha Marie Volpe

CONCORD- Samantha Marie Volpe, 27, of Concord, formerly of Pittsfield, passed away at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a sudden heart illness on September 26, 2017.

 

Born in Concord, Samantha was the daughter of Jeffrey and Annmarie (Marks) Volpe of Pittsfield.  She was raised and educated in Pittsfield, was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and resided there for most of her life.

 

Samantha was an extraordinary lover of animals, especially dogs. She had a special way of raising them, whether it was chickens, goats or even buffalo.

 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her newborn twin daughters, Lillian Robyn and Layla Ann Becker; her siblings, Rebecca Marks, Andy Carson, and Allissa Volpe.  She is also survived by her boyfriend, Chris Becker as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, including Genevieve.

 

A Celebration of Samantha’s Life was held on Sunday, October 1st  in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.

 

In lieu of flowers and in honor of her love for animals, donations in her memory may be sent to the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord, 94 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com

 


 

Robert Winchester, Sr.

 

Bob Winchester, Sr., 82, formerly of Pittsfield, NH, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

 

Moving to New Hampshire from Lynn, MA in 1972, Bob also resided in Northwood, Canterbury, and Arizona.    While in Pittsfield, Bob served on the school board. He was a draftsman, having attended The Lowell Institute in Lowell, MA, and completing the General Electric drafting apprentice program in Lynn, MA.  Bob also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. After formal retirement from outside industry, Bob ran his own business, Winchester Design, for several years.

 

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Nan (Harriet) in 2008, and a son, Jonathan, in 2015.  He is survived by a daughter, Tammie Marston, and her husband, Tom, of Pittsfield, NH; a grandson, Benjamin Marston of Pittsfield, NH; a son, Robert, Jr., and his long-time companion, Liz Chicknavorian, of Dover, NH; a daughter, Melissa Earnshaw, and her husband, William, of Scottsdale, AZ; and a daughter-in-law, Nicki Winchester, of Newark, OH.  Bob also leaves step-grandchildren, Jack Marston, Hannah Marston Dean, Peter Marston, and Christopher Marston, and nieces, nephews, and extended family.

 

As requested, there will be no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers or cards, the family respectfully suggests donations in Bob’s memory be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, #210, 166 S. River Road, Bedford, NH 03110 or the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom, NH.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com.

 


 

Beth Everson

PITTSFIELD - Beth Everson, 37, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully and with her family by her side following a courageous battle with brain cancer on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

 

Born on February 9, 1980, she was the daughter of Herbert Roy and Kerry (Clifford) Jackson.

 

Beth was educated at home and in the local schools and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies from New Tribes Missions and Language Institute. She worked for many years in missions work with her husband and from home as a mom and wife. Her love for her family and community was unlike any other and she united and touched the lives of so many in her 37 years here on earth. She made many memories over the years doing all the things she enjoyed which included hiking, gardening, quilting, sewing, knitting and reading.

 

Beth was predeceased by her sister Joanna Mae Bergman in 2009.

 

Beth is survived by the love of her life, Pastor Jeremy Everson with whom she shared 16 short years; her sons, Jonas Daniel, Matthias Andrew, Simon David; her daughters, Kiera Mae, Mabri Ann and Elsie Leigh; her siblings, Laurie Ann Jackson of TN, Scott Alan Jackson and his wife Teresa of Pittsfield, Jonathan David Jackson and his wife Melissa of PA, Ruth Elisabeth Kane and her husband Benjamin of Alton, Micah Andrew Jackson and his wife Susan of PA and Leah Noel Jackson of Dover as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

A service was held on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00am at the Park Street Baptist Church in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Park Street Baptist Church, 11 Park Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263 to help offset Beth’s Medical Bills. The Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home of Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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