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Page 8--JOURNAL OPINION--December 13, 2017 Historic District. She devoted her Topsharn; a son, Harold E. OsmerJrof tions may be made to the Atkinson retirement to leadingthis effort on a full- Corinth; adaughter, Annette Wilson and Residence for the Retired, 4717 Main time basis and received awards for her companion GreggBarney of East Barre; Street South, Newbury, VT 05051. volunteer service from The Laconia grandchildren Jordan Osmer and wife Ricker Funeral Home and Crema- Savings Bank, the Woodsville-Wells Britmay of Wells River, RebeccaOsmer tion Care of Woodsville is in charge of River Rotary and was named Citizen of and Hanna Osmer, bothofCorinth, and arrangements.Formoreinformationor the Year for 2012 by the Cohase Hayley Wilson of West Topsham; a to offer an online condolence, visit Chamber of Commerce. great grandbaby to be bum in www.rickerth.com. Under her leadership Alumni Hall, a December; a brother, Harley Colbeth of 19rh century Grafton County Court Peacham; a sister, Margaret Cross of House and 20th century Haverhill Jeffersonville, VT;asister-in-law, Linda Academy gymnasium and auditorium, Colbeth of Newbury; as well as several UNH research finds was the first of the buildings to be nieces, nephews, and cousins. completedandnowservestheregionas A memorial service will be held at 2 hope in North Country Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall. The p.m. Dec. 23 at Hale FuneralHome, 187 gallery was named the Edith Celley Upper Plain, Bradford. Aison Bruleigh DURHAM--While residents of Gallery in 2013. A portrait of Edith willofficiate.Acallinghourwillbeheld northern New Hamp.shire, Maine hangs permanently in the gallery. This from lto2p.m.priortotheservice, and Vermont remam optimistic preservationandrevitalizationproject Memorial donations may be made to about their quality of life, there is won an award fromtheNewHampshire Grafton CountyNursing Home, patient broad agreement that a lack of job use as a private residence. Pearson Hall, Ernst, theintemationalaccountingfLrm. Margaret attended Bradford El- aBAinPsychology, the original 1816 Haverhill Academy, Then from 1971 to 1980 he served as ementary School and was a 1943 Edith taught kindergarten and first wasgiventoHaverhillHistoricalSociety treasurer and chief financial officer of graduate of Bradford Academy. During grade in South Salem, NY briefly, and to preserve as their history museum. Parsons and Whittemore, a multi- highschoolyears, sheworkedatHill's5 thenworkedasaservicerepresentative Edith Celley Donald Hisey Margaret Batten 1927- 2017 Preservation Alliance and was also activity fund, 3855 Dartmouth College opportunities, drug abuse andpopu- selected in 2011by that organization as Highway, North Haverhill, NH03774. lation decline are problems that CORINTH--Donald G. Hisey was 1924-2017 HAVERHILL--Edith E. Celley of oneofNewHampshire's25Milestone Hale Funeral Home ofBradford is in need to be addressed for that Haverhill died on Dec. 3, 2017 at Projects ofthelast quarter-century, charge of arrangements. An onlineoptimism to continue, according to bum in 1929 in Ohio to parents Annie WAITS RiVER--Margaret G. (Hartley) Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, ofcardi- Mac Wade and GlennHisey. When he Batten of Honey Comer Road passed omyopathy. During her tenure as president of guestbook is available at HHI, work was started on the other two www.halefuneralhomes.com, recent surveys by the Carsey School reachedllyears, his father died. After awayNov. 30, 2017 at the home ofher She was bum Dec. 4, 1927 in l~t~centuryschoolbuildings.Haverhill of Public Policy at the University of high school graduation, he attended daughter MaryinConcord, VT. She Haverhill, thedaughterofLehmanH.and ,~ademy was sold and a 1960's New Hampshire. George Washington University and was 93. graduated from Baltimore School of Bomon July 1, 1924 in Bradford, Elsie(Westgate)Celley. connectingbuildingbetweentheAcad- The surveys were conducted in Cors She graduated from Haverhill Acad- Commerce. she was the daughter of Wallace L. and emy as valedictorianofher class in 1945 emy and Pearson Hallwas demolished, and Grafton counties in New He worked 15 years for Ernst & Alice M. (Marcy) Hartley. and from Skidmore College in 1949 with Haverhill Academy was later resold for Hampshire, Oxford County in Maine and Essex County in Vermont. Positive views of North Country life have mostly held steady, or in some cases improved, over the past 10 national pulp and paper company. & 10 store and years following, with SouthemNew England Telephone After another brief period of full OnOct. 10, 1976, he married Julia OnMayl9, 1944, she was united in Company in Stamford, CT. Sheserved retirement in 2011, Edith assumed the years. F. Hisey. They lived in New York City marriage to her school sweetheart, as a supervisory recreation specialist (a presidency ofHaverhillHistorical Soci- "These social, economic and and traveled in France, Mexico, Brazil, Gardner C. Batten. They were married civilian post) with the US Army in ety as preservation and revitalization employment woes are not unique to theAmazon, theCanadianRockies, and for 63 years, residinginWaitsRiveruntil Germany, FortSlocum, NY, inKorea( work on Pearson Hall was well the North Country, andinfactcanbe the Presidential Mountains on business his passing on July 31,2007. amile from the DMZ) and at Fort Lewis, underway. She successfully nominated found in many of the rural areas of Pearson Hall for the New Hampshire these three states and in other andvacationtripsuntil1980whenthey Margaret was employed as a WA and returned from another tour in Preservation list of"Seven to Save" in boughttheSwissChaletsMotelinNorth teacher's aide at Union 36 Waits River Germany to Haverhill to provide for her regions ofthe country as well," the Conway, NH. In 1987, they sold the Elementary School for manyyears, invalid mother's care when her father 2011 and continued working to motel and built a small cedar house on 36 Over the years, she was active with ............ complete this effort and fully develop its researchers said. "In some respects, alea m iv/ was employea as a re h ri" center refere the North Country's rural, moun- acres in Corinth, where they retired, the Waits River United Methodist NewHampsiaireStateProbation-Parole .2use as a e rage ili" nee In Corinth, Don served as town ChurchservingaspresidentoftheUnited ............ noraryanoeuucauonmlac ty. tainous landscape offers potential ulncer m urarton t~ounty, reurmg m -n, ......... ; .... advantage, not just for amenity auditor, chairman on the board of Methodist Women, church school 1987.Afterabriefretirementsheserved l"herew~ffbeno'c~mhours A directorsofWaitsRiverValleySchool, teacher, and superintendent. She was for l 0 years with Grafton County Senior .............. Ig .., Ruth Gale development but lifestyle attrac- and vice president of the Orange East also a charter member of the Hill and~mzen's t~ouncn, ...... nrst as volunteer: .................. t~eiet)ranonolullewumene aatAmmm 1923 - 2017 tionsthat coulddraw other employ- Supervisory Union Board. From 1993 Vale Mothers Club. , .......... ram~, /~, ~ourt ~treet, m taavernm ers or for renewable energy." cooramator, men atrector oi ~raIton ......... NEWBURY--Ruth L. Gale, 94,passed to 2003, he was as Assistant Judge of Besides her parents and husband, ,~ ...... Senior Volunteer ~omer on Jan. o at 2 p.m., wlm a social The researchers also found ~ounty t~eurea ana " th "fi ..... away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2017 atthe Orange County, Vermont. she is predeceased by a daughter, Program. Under her leadership this ga o o f2esoe ce:,...... AtkinsonResidence, Newbury, where views on economic development He is survived by his wife, Julia;his Virginia Batten; a great grandson, program was expanded to serve three , ~";'~=Y; .... ;~.',~,7Y't~, .... ~ ...... ~,~,~, she had been tenderly cared for the last varied from county to county. son, Scott, and daughter, Linda, in RobertE.Batten;andabrother, Emest ........ oemaaetotaavermutaemage, mc.,o/o/ nearoy vermont towns ana oecame .................... severalyears. Places currently having less devel- Baltimore, MD; and a sister, Alice Hartley Sr. .. ................... a/Amnml taau, ru t~ox IZ3, taavernlu, olme upper vaney ana wrote NH 03765 Ruth was bum in Stoneham, MA, opment see tourism and recreation, Simms inMarysville, Ohio. She leaves two sons, Leslie Batten Hewaskind, generous, brilliant, and and wife Rev. Cynthia Batten of Mountj ms,. . ............ Ricker'FuneralHomeandCrema- Nov. 27,1923, the daughter ofCharles light manufacturing, independent Arternerretumtotaavermn, tmlm ............... W.andIreneC.(Phinney)Parker. She small businesses and forest-based -- vi'bic clistandrode locall uon t~are OlWOOasvme is m cnarge oI considerateandwillbegreatlymissed. Londonderry, NHandWestNewbury, t~.~ame,anaxm Y'" Bi cleClub~ arrangements. For more information or had an older brother, Charles W. Parker industry as most important to their Donald's crematedremains willbe and Randall Batten and wife Lorie of wlmreaxeaMountaln cy ffi r " 1 - Jr. buriedintheCorinthCenterCemeteryat West Topsham; two daughters, Linda ........... to o e an onhne condo ence, WSlt future. rlermont ana me i nree t~anana t~lcycie - -- Ruth was a stenographer at a US Air WWW rlcKerm cam the convenience ofthe family.Putney and husband Roland of ClubofNortheastemVermont. Sheled " " Force base during World War II and-- Memorial contributions may be Websterville, VT and Mary Batten and bicycle tours with Vermont Bicycle -- took the minutes of several McCarthy made to the Dartmouth Hitchcock spouse Lynette Cash of Concord, VT; Touring. She also traveled extensively R^'" smer Eratrials aswell. AnnualFund, Lebanon, NH03756. nine grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchil- bybicyclewithTheIntemationalBicycle ~ ~'# She was married to Daniel Joseph Ricker Funeral Home andCrema- dren; and several nieces and nephews. TouringSocietyandBicycleAdventure 1948 - 2017 Crowley from 1948 to 1973 when he tion Care of Woodsville assisted with ACelebrationofLifeservicewillbe Club, touring throughout the United WEST TOPSHAM--Rose Marie passedaway.In1987shemarriedDavid ] /IVTC to continue arrangements. To sign an online held at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at theNewHope States, Europe, Canada and New (Colbeth) Osmer of West Topsham Gale, andthey were marrieduntil2003 condolence, visitwww.rickerth.com. United Methodist Church, ROute 25, Zealand. She was a member of The passed away Dec. 10, 2017 at Grafton when he passed away. Pike operation __ Waits River. Rev: Canda~.Rkfl~er will officiate. Burialwillblqtnth~springat ueague olAmencan mcycnsts ana County Nursin~ Home in North Ruthwasashyandquietpersonbut PIKE--Mountain Valley Treatment AdventureCyclingAssociation.Haverl illfollowin gaperiodofdeclining those close to her knew she had a kind Center has annotmced that they will Waits River Cemetery. When long bicycle trips were no health. She was 69. and caring heart. She was the most continue to serve clients in Pike Anthony Perry Memorial donations may be made to longerfun, EdithlraveledwithElderho~'tel BomonJuly26,1948inNewbury, generous 'a0d loving mother and New Hope Church, 2 Gendr0n Road, (now Road Scholar) to SouthAmerica, he was the dau ter of Elm r B eVen :after they :open {heir new ORFORD---Anthony W: Perry of WestTopsham, VT0ff086. :.. ..... ~. gh e .and grandmothe'r"~hatifiso0ssibletoh[e. Turkey, Austraha, Scandmavm and* Marguerite W. (Hood) Colbeth. Rose She Was :'p~ffr~eased: by~ her chmpusYin:Pla'ififi:e|d; Orford passed away Dee. 10, 2017 at Hale Funeral Home ofBradfoi:d is in within the US. She walked and swam attendedNewburv Schools parents; a~brother, Charles; her first shire. ~ ...... Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, charge of arrangements. An online . -- " , HI Lebanon. A Celebration of Life guestbook is: q~.~i[able at regularly, sewed constantly and also On October 12, 1968, she was husband, Daniel Joseph Crowley; and While Mountain Valley sorigi- enjoyed gardening and canoeing, united in marriage to Harold E. Osmer her second husband, David Gale. nal plan was to move the entire Dec.gatheringl 7 at Dowd'sWill be heldcountry.inn,from 2 to95MainP.m, www.halefunemlho~es.~.n ..... ~ She served as Trustee of Haverhill and they settled in West Topsham. Survivors include her only daughter, operation from Pike to the former Street, Lyme. A full obituary will appear CongregationalChurch, HaverhillLi- Inadditiontobeingahomemaker, in Kathy'Gale and husband Steve; two Home Hill Inn in Plainfield. The , braryAssociation, AtkinsonHouse, and earlier years, she drove school bus for grandchildren, Erin and Daniel and his increase in interest by referral next weeks edition of the Journal CRAFTS AND CONVERSATION Haverhill historical Society, was a John Pierson and worked as an aide at wife Carrie; two great grandchildren, sources and families since 2011has Opinion. Arrangements are by Hale GROTON--Crafts and Conversation member oftheHaverhillAreaSenior the Berlin Convalescent Home and Greg and Pepper; a sister-in-law, Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of takes place every Wednesday from 1-3 Services Advisory Council, served on Rowan Court in Berlin. Marjorie; nieces, Susan and Janet; and a justified adding an additional facil- Bradford and Thetford. An online p.m. at the Groton Free Public Library. the board of Grafton County Senior ity, according to a news release guestbook is available at Stopinorstayawhileduringthisfriendly She will be remembered as one who nephew, David. www.halefunemlhomes.com. DIY craft and conversation time. All Citizens Council, and the Heritage adored her husband, family, and There willbenocallinghours. A fromMVTC. levels of crafty folks welcome to share Commission for the Town ofHaverhill, grandchildren. She also enjoyed attend- memorial service will be held at a later Demographics of the resident tips, ideas and good cheer. Edith also served for 11 years as ingher grandchildren's sporting events, date at the convenience of the family in population will not change, yet president of Haverhill Heritage, Inc. doingpuzzles and coloring, the Jefferson Hill Cemetery, Newbury. having two campuses may allow for FOOD SItELF (HHI) a nonprofit organization dedi- Besides her parents, she is pre- Ruth'sfamilywouldliketothankthe a specific sub-set of the current WELLS RIVER--Every Tuesday from DRIVERS cared to the preservation and reuse of deceased by two brothers, Richard Atkinson Residence and the visiting resident profile at each location. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Wells River Food BRADFORD--The Orange East Senior three abandoned schoolbuildingsinthe Colbeth and Timothy Colbeth; and a nurse and hospice for the wonderful, This growth enables Mountain Shelf will be open at the Wells River Center is looking for volunteer drivers for Haverhill Comer National Register brother-in-law, Roland Cross. loving care inthe final years andmonths Valley to continue its mission and Congregational Church. For assistance, MondayandWednesdaystartingatl0:30 HistoricDistrictandtothepreservation , She leaves her loving husband of49 ofherlife. ca11(802)757-2261, a.m. The routes take between two and ofany other threatened property inthe years, Harold E. Osmer Sr., of West Inlieuofflowers, memorialconlribu- help even more adolescents, and three hours. You will receive a free lunch their families, as well as provide and mileage reimbursement. Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford & Thetford, VT Locally Owned and Operated Serving the Upper Valley Since 1900 Funeral & Cremation Services Arranged Licensed Directors Available 24 Hours A Day 7 Days a Week GlennWard 187 Upper Plain Route 113 Bradford, VT (802) 222-5758 Thetford, VT (802) 785-4667 ......... STEPS TO SALVATION How to receive Christ: S. Pray and control your Read the 1. Admit your need. (I am a sinner.) 2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent}. 3. Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 4. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. invite Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life through the Holy Spirit (receive Him as Lord and Savior}. Amen. Bible to grow! Lean on the Lord. You are now God's new creation. He will never leave you. 9 AM to 10:30 AM at Trinity Church of the Nazarene Nazarene Drive North Haverhill, NH (next to Grafton County Courthouse) Merry Christmas*. JESUS Many thanks to all who donated food and ( ..... '%19 ForIS Thethe Reasonseason... money to the Pantry! CHRISTMAS! / N HAVERHILL, BENTON, BATH, PIERMONT AND WARREN RESIDENTS and EWBURY and RIVER RESIDENTS. HAVERHILL TOWNS CONSIST OF: Haverhill Corner, North Haverhill, East Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Swiftwater, Mountain Lakes, & Center Haverhill Proof of Residency Required additional employment opportuni- ties within the communities. The Plainfield campus will open in January. CHRISTMAS IS GOD'S SON by Dr. Dennis Prntow The Bible says,"Whenthe fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son" (Galatians 4:4). The God spoken of here is the Creator, the One who made everything out of nothing inthe space of six days. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis hl). The Son spoken of is the One who existed eternally with the Father (John I: 1). He is the only One who is by nature the Son of God (John 1:14). Others are adopted sons and daughters. This Son is a divine and supernatural person who is Himself God. This divine Son of God was sent from God the Father. He therefore left the presence of Godwhich is in heaven, aplace"not of this creation" (Hebrews 9:11). He came "into the world" (John 3:17). Finally, this same Son of God was sent forth by God to perform a specific task. He came "to give His life aransom for many" (Mark 10:45). He came to die on a cross to give His life in payment for the sins of people like you and me. Think about it. Can you celebrate Christmas without this view of God and His Son? To celebrate the birth of Jesus, you must worship the Creator. We must celebrate God sending Hissupematural Son into the world as the God-man.