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Page 6-JOURNAL OPINIONmMarch 27, 2019 V Betty Hysong 1944 2019 NORTH HAVERHILL—Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hysong, 74, of Oak Ridge Park, died on March 9, 2019, unexpectedly at her home. She was born in Jamestown, NY, July 25, 1944, a daughter ofFrank and Ruth (Carpenter) Howe. Betty was a graduate of J amestown High School, Class of 1962. She received her teaching degree in 1967 from Houghton College. Betty married Rev. Ralph Hysong on Aug. 16,1975. She was a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene and had faithfully played the piano there for over 40 years. Betty was also very involved with teaching Sunday School, leading Bible studies, supporting mission work, and being the consummate Pastor’s wife. For over 22 years, she worked as a trainer/inspector on circuit boards at llypertherrn in Lebanon. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Ralph Hysong, on Feb. 26, 2006; and a daughter, Deborah Ruth in 20 I 6. Survivors include, her daughter, Elisabeth Mahoney and husband Robert of North Haverhill; a son, Joseph Hysong of North Haverhill; four granddaughters, Rachel Taylor and husband Cory Turner, Rebekah Taylor, Sarah Mahoney, and Jessica Mahoney; six great grandsons, Tristan, Caleb, Eamon, Rowan, Luke, and Andrew; two brothers, Robert Howe and wife Janet and William Howe and wife Linda both of New York, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held on May 31 at 10 aim. at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 41 Nazarene Drive, North Haverhill, with the Rev. George Hemway officiating. Burial will be in the Horse Meadow Cemetery Annex, North Haverhill, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial _contributions may be made to the Dayspring Ministry Crisis Pregnancy Center, 1 Main Street #2, .West Lebanon, NH 03784. Ricker Funeral Home and Cremation Care is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to sign an online condolence visit www.rickerfhcom. Olive Wilson 1938 — 2019 NEWBURY—Olive Melinda Searles Houghton Wilson, 80, born Oct. 27, 1938, of Newbury Center, passed to her eternal life March 18,2019 in her home surrounded by her family. Olive (Teddie) was one of 16 children born to Harry and Addie Searies in Cabot, Vermont. Her family is what she cherished most in life. The time she spent with brothers, sisters and all their families were dear t0'her heart, especially their annual Searles family reunion. Olive graduated from Cabot High School, one of five graduating in 1956, and worked during her high school years as a telephone keyboard operator to earn money for her school books. Alter graduation, Olive went to work for National Life in Montpelier. She loved dancing and met her first love, Raymond Houghton, at a Friday night dance in Hookerville, VT. They married in 1956 and had three children, Crystal, Wayne, and Karen. Olive and Ray raised their family in Concord, VT where Olive was active in many community organizations including the Concord Congregational Church. Dur- ing those years Olive worked many years as a cook in the Concord School. Olive loved bowling and turned down an offer to join apro-bowling team so she could stay at home and raise her family. In the early 19805, Olive worked at French & Bean in St. Johnsbury and met her second love, Alan Wilson. They married in 1985. Olive embraced Alan and his three children, David, Michael, and Traciintohfii” life. OlivearxiAlspent many wOnderfiil years living in Newbury Center. Her dear husband ‘Aiepassed away in 2013. Olive worked many years for the Post Office and retired as the Newbury Postmaster in 2003. She took pleasure in serving numerous years as a justice of the peace and marrying many couples in her and Al’s home. She was involved with the Newbury Center Town House and Cemetery Association; Orange East Senior Center and active in the town of Newbury serving on various boards. Politics was one of Olive’s great passions, and anyone who broached the subject could always be persuaded into an argument. Olive and A1 loved to travel and after returning from a cruise one year they got Kayla and Molly their beloved pets. Olive was known near and wide for her beautiful wool hand-braided rugs . which adorn homes throughout the country. She loved working with her hands doing handiwork; floWer gardens; vegetable gardens; building stone walls. Olive was an excellent cook and loved to host big family holiday meals and gatherings. One of her favorite pastimes was playing cards and visitors were invited to sit, have coffee and play a hand. Olive’s favorite coffee place was McDonalds, and in 2017 she met Carroll Greenwood over coffee and fell in love again. Their love carried her happily through the last years of her life. Olive is loved by many and will be missed for her caring and kind ways and also for her straight up no-nonsense words. Olive is survived by her children, Crystal Deck of Madison, ME; Wayne Houghton and wife Phyllis of Chesa— peake, VA; Karen Houghton of Skowhegan, ME; David Wilson and companion Korina Hahn Bazzell of Woodsville, Michael Wilson and wife Karen of Woodsville, and Traci Bowers and husband Tony of Tucker, GA; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren with three more on the way; her first husband, Raymond Houghton of Con- cord, VT; ‘bratty’ sister and best friend, Donna Winchester of Barre; many special nieces and nephews along with niece Cecile who has seen her through this ugly disease called cancer and been by her side as a guardian angel. Olive is also survived by her very special companion, Carroll Greenwood. Olive is predeceased by her husband Alan Wilson; her parents; eight brothers and six sisters. Olive’s family wishes to express ‘ heartfelt gratitude to VNH and their compassionate Hospice care. A graveside service will be held at a future date with family and friends. Donations may be made to Newbury . Fire Department, in, care of John Renfrew, PO Box 236, Newbury, VT 05051; and/or Orange East Senior Center, Bradford, VT 05033. 176 Waits River Road, ’. Warren Bailey 1946- 2019 NE WB URYHWarren “Sonny” Bailey, 72, of Vaughan Road, died following a period of failing health at the Jack Byme Care Center in Lebanon on March 19, 2019. Sonny was born at the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, to Horace E. and Josephine (Welch) Bailey. He had a varied working career that began by helping his parents on their family farm. Later he worked for the Town ofNewbury Highway Department for over 15 years and then began working for Blackmount Equipment as their equipment delivery driver before retiring in 2017. Sonny was a member of the Northeast Two—Cylinder Club. He repaired, restored, and owned antique John Deere Tractors. He was predeceased by his parents, Horace E. Bailey and Josephine Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jacqueline (Sulham) Bailey of Newbury, to whom he was married on Nov. 21, 1970; two children, Chris Bailey and wife Aileen of St. Albans, VT and Nicole Cooke and husband Seamus of Fletcher, VT; three grandchildren, Chris’s son Keegan Bailey and Nicole and Seam us’s children Cade and Keera Cooke; along with cousins, Brent Smith and wife Pam of Groton, Rusty Crown and wife Martha of Groton, and several other cousins; and neighbors, Stewart Vaughan and wife Tammy, and Lucas [Vaughan and wife Kris. Calling hours will be held March 29 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at the Jefferson Hill Cemetery, Newbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601. Ricker Funeral Home and Cremation Care is in charge of arrangements. For more information onto sign mvonline condolence, VisIt www.rickerfhcom. CHURCH DIRECTORY Bradford Evangelical Free Route 5, Lower Plain,Bradford, VT . EASIQB Rev. Donald Dacey fiEBJlJQES Sunday at 10 am. Sunday School at 1 1 :30 em. (Childcareprovided) 802-222-9021 Corinth Bible Church 840 Center Road Corinth, VT EASIQB Pastor Nathan Old SERVICES Sunday at 10:30 am. (Child care provided) 802-439-5060 Grace United Methodist Church Main Street, Bradford, VT EAEEQB Pastor Bumshik Min SEEMS Sundays, 10:30 am. East Corinth Con United Church of East Corinth, VT "’- Worshi Route 25 Waits Riyer, VT Nursery. Sunday School Handicapped Accessible www.graceumc.info 1! Catholic Church Bradford, VT 802-222-5268 Churc 10 Center St. Wells River, VT 8132-2226268 Our Lady of Light 203 Ht. 132 South Stratford, VT 802-222-5268 Saint Francis of Assisi Church scarier. Sunday Mass at 9 am. Call for other services 75 Beaver Meadow Rd. Norwich, VT 802-222-5268 , Pastor Rod Oliver Sail Trinity Church of the Nazarene EASIQB George Hemway Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday Worship 10:45 AM 41 Nazarene Drive North Haverhill, NH Rev. fiEBllQEfi 113 Upper Plain Daily Mass: Mon-Fri 8:30 am. Saturday, Mass 5:30 pm. Sunday Mass 10 am. Call for other services St. Eu ene Roman Catholic SEBflQE Saturday Mass at 4 pm. Call for other services SEBMLQE Sunday Mass at 8 am. Call for other services Piermont Congregational Church Growing in Christ, Gro wing In Faith, Growing in Love . 101 Church St. Piermont, NH 03779 603-272-4842 ' St. Martin’s Episcopal Lake Morey Rd. (north of Fairies Fire Station) Fairies, VT Calvary Baptist Church 20 Elm Street, Woodsville, NH EASLLQB Kelly Ann Donahue New Hope United Methodist Church Sunday Services 10:00 am. EASIQB, Rev. Mark W. Preece Congregational Church of United Chdrch of Christ N. Main Street, Bradford, VT Pastor Alan Morrison SEBMLQES Sundayat 11 am. & 6pm. Sunday School All Ages) 10 am. ednesday Prayer 7 pm. 603-747-31 57 gregational Christ Fairlee, VT , Serviciat atéolgm. unday choola er hi ren‘s ‘” Message 802-439-5417 PA§IQB Candace Ricker 3.5511955 Sunday 8:30 am. 802-439-6091 Lisbon Call for. Other Services 603-747-2038 fiEBJLlQEfi 10 am. Holy Eucharist First Sunday oi Every Month: 9:15 am. Informal Communion 802-333-9725 West Newbury Congregational Church West Newbury, Vt. Wednesday Bible Studies 1 PM 8. 7 PM, 603-787-6177 www.rrlnltynazaranenh.org rum-n Rev. Cynthia Batten Sunday 10:45 am. EASIQB SERVICES 802-429-2869 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 21 Pine Street ,. Woodsvlilp: . Next to East To “Wherever you are on your SpiritualJoume . You are Welcome ere!" Medium Pastor Jeff Long—Middleton Sfifllifififi Sunday Worship 10 em. Handicapped accessible 802-222-4034 Fairlee Community Church Church on the Common ‘ Where Christ is Central PASTOR Richard Hodge SERVICES Sunday Worship at 10 am. 802-333-7053 Newbury Congregational Church Route 5, Newbury, VT 1 Combined Service with ‘ Wells River CC Service at 10 AM Call 802-757-2261 for service location Rev. Michael Caldwell 802-757-2261 Rev. M. Sebastian Susairaj SEBJLLQES St. Joseph’s, Woodsvlile H Lord Day Mass Saturday 5 bm Sun 7:15 am 10:45 am Daily Mass Mon and Sat 9 am Wed and Fri 5:30pm St. Catherine, Lisbon Lord’s Day Mass Sunda 9 am Daily ass Thur da am Topsham United Presbyterian Church Virginia Collins SEBlLIQEfi Sunday Service 9:30 AM Inspirational Messages 802-439-6767 sham Tawn Hall This I recall tomy mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness. ‘ ‘ Lamentations 3:21-23 ~ James Jenks 1952 2019 , LYME—~There’s a story to tell about a big, gentle man who lived in the wooded hills of Lyme Center. Known as Jim or Jimmy to some, his was a life of things big and small. Oflen filled with laugh terand always filled with many people whom he treasured and those who treasured his friendship and love. His world was the family he raised and the businesses he built. Born at home in Lyme on Jan. 18, 1952, James Lee Jenks is the son of Roger C. J enk’s and Ruth (Godfrey) J enks. He began life with a family full of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He attended Lyme School and started his sports “career” on the Lyme Basketball Team. To earn for his extras, he mowed lawns, shoveled snow, farmed with family and Junior Sayre in Thetford, and helped his uncles in their construction business. His years at Hanover High School were filled with countless football and basketball . games and some classroom time thrown in for good measure. The local papers often highlighted his contributions in various ball games. He was known for his team work, hard work and ethics; traits he carried into adulthood and business operations. Following high school he spent some time at UNH as part of the agricultural program. That didn’t hold his interest as much as life back in Lyme, so after a year he made his way home, went to work and got married. Working on construction teams he eventually created J&B Plumbing & Heating. The jobs some- times required the use of heavy equipment and that was the next direction in his life. Passing along J &B to his cousin he started Derby Mountain Construction, a construction company . that operated for over 30 years. He was proud to participate in many residential and commercial projects in the Upper Valley; ' Manytimes he was complimentedpn his gift of artistry in the ability to operate heavy equipment. The more dirt he played in and the more snow he plowed, ' the happier he was. There were few things in the outdoors he didn’t enjoy. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, they were all done with friends and great fun. But nothing gave him more pleasure than kids. Many times through the years there it; A1TENTION CHURCHES! Church Easter Services will be r published in the April 10th & 17th issueslof the Journal Opinion. PLEASE EMAIL news@jonews.com with your church’s services information. Deadline is Monday, April 5 at noon. IT IS FREE OF CHARGE. Or you can call 802—222-5281. were kids who needed a safe place to be for a bit. He brought them home; some stayed for days, some for many weeks. He always hoped that the support he showed provided them with the assurance that they were safe and would be cared for. Many remain in his life. Jim struggled with the demons of depression and as the years passed after the death of his son, the challenge of maintaining his happy demeanor became more and more difficult. The highs and lows raised havoc with his spirit and the exhaustion and stress this caused led into other health issues. Eventually the demons danced with the pain and the perfect storm set the stage for dark thought and the desire to end the sadness, the hurt and what he considered the drain he thought he was putting on the people he loved. As so, his circle of life ended in his way, on his terms. He leaves behind a family and incredible group of friends who loved him unconditionally and totally. He is survived by his parents; his sister, Carol J enks; his brother, PeterJenks; his wife, Patricia (Grant) Jenks; his daughter, Katrina J enks; daughter and son-in-law Holly and Dan Lewis; and two of what he considered to be the most beautiful and amazing granddaughters anyone could have, Emilie and Olivia Taylor. His beloved son Jonathan died in 1980 at 9 months old. Calling hours and memorial and remembrance service were held March 24 at Ricker Funeral Home, Lebanon. If you’d like to honorthe gift of Jim’s life, please consider a donation that will make the kids happy (Lyme Rec Commission, ski program, a trade school program) and/or SAVES or an animal shelter. As you consider this, hug- your people. Hold them tight. See your glass as half fiill and find the ability to see things with a positive attitude. If there’s anything good to be had in this sad ending of the life of a man many considered good, it’s that we can give the gift of unconditional love and learn the art of forgiveness. Depression is a terrible, unpredictable and destructive illness. Find help if you or someone you love struggles with this. An online guest book is available to leave a message of condolence for Jim’s family by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com. See ‘ more obfluafies , oh. page 7 , Don’t miss the deadline, - April 15,! An IRA can help you meet your retirement goals, and now is a great time to take advantage of one. You have until April 15, 2019, to make an IRA contribution for 2018. Call today - I can help you plan for life. B 802-584-4440 Modern Woodmen of America Stewart L. Gates, FIC, (MP 3056 Scott Highway Groton, VT 05046 stewart.I.gates@mwarep.org Modern Woodmen FRATERNAL FINANCIAL l @0119 1...;,iiggistprgdrepresentative. 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