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Louise Frances (Bowden) Chase, of Peabody, loving wife of 71 years to Allison "Babe" Chase died peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, MA., She was born in Peabody, the daughter of the late Russell and
Mabel E. (Kimball) Bowden, she was a life long resident of Peabody and celebrated her 92nd Birthday on May 31, 2016. She was a graduate of Peabody High School in the class of 1941 and just recently and just recently attended her 75th class reunion.

Louise had worked in the City of Peabody School System in the cafeteria division for 10 years and later at Hannaford Supermarket in West Peabody in the bakery unit prior to her retirement. Louise enjoyed doing gardening around her home, playing cards,
backing her favorite recipes for her family, doing ceramics, and sewing, crocheting and knitting clothes for her family. She also loved watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots games on television but what she cherished most was being with her family. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Danvers, the HUNS group of Shriners wives and traveled with them and her husband for 25 years to different countries and throughout the USA. She was a long time member of Kimball Family Association. She was a devoted member of the West Congregational Church. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered. She is survived by her husband, Babe Chase, her children Nancy Kueker of Peabody and a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dorothea Chase of Chelmsford, MA, her brother and sister-in-law, Russell E. and Marion Bowden of Peabody, her loving grandchildren, Jennifer Benoit of Peabody, Todd Chase of Newburyport, MA her great grandchildren Tyler and Briana Benoit and Thomas Chase, her many nieces and nephews including the godson Bruce and Denise Bowden, Donald and Mary Risteen, Dotty Klocher, Janice Tipert, Margie Shanoshi, Kenny and Dotty Heckbert, Bruce and Lynn Heckbert, Carole and Paul Roach, Judy Dugar, Janet and Peter Sakelakos and Gail Negroni, Jimmy and Marion White; and her dear and close friends Rose Ball and Nancy Welch.

She predeceased in death by her six siblings, Edna Risteen, Alice Reid, Ruth
Heckbert, Walter, James and Albert Bowden and her grandson Korey Kueker. A
Visitation was held on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the west Congregational Church, Johnson St., West Peaboy with Rev. Ralph Wetherington Officiating. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Care Dimensions assigned to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., and Danver, MA 01923 in her memory.

KIMBALL, DEBRA L., Candia, NH, March 22, 2016

Debra L. Kimball, 55, of Candia, NH died March 22, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

Debra was born in Manchester, NH on June 26, 1960 and was the daughter of Richard and Gladys (Burley). She was a graduate of Manchester Central High School. She had been employed with Concord Hospital as a phlebotomist. Debra's enjoyment and love of her life was her family and grandchildren.

Members of the family include her husband Gary A. Kimball of Candia, NH; a son Shawn M. Varney of Manchester, NH; and daughter Dawn-Marie Mardin and her husband Matt of Enfield, NH.

Her Grandchildren are Justin R. Bonefant, Tyler-Jay, Skyler Zackariah, Kiyle and Jayden Mardin of Enfield, NH.

Three brothers, Richard e. Varney of Manchester, NH, Robert Varney of Roundup, Montana and Terry Varney of Manchester, NH.; one sister Cheryl Varney of Gilmanton, NH; four nieces, one nephew; great nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and many cousins.

KIMBALL, DONNA LEE (ASHFORD), Hopkinton, NH, Feb 14, 2016

Donna passed away Feb. 14, 2016 at her home in Hopkinton, NH in the company of her family. Donna is survived by her husband Robert Kimball and child Holly B. Kimball, Christopher M. Kimball and Matthew R. Kimball.

Donna was born April 6, 1943 to the parents of Norman L. Ashford and Madeline Watson Ashford (Shattuck) at Nashua Memorial Hospital. Donna was from a close knit family of 13 brothers and sisters growing up in Brookline and attended Milford high school. She met her future soul-mate and husband, Robert Moses Kimball, through the local Grange association and they were married on June 5, 1965 in Brookline.

Donna worked scooping ice cream at Hayward's Ice Cream and also worked at the Nashua Corporation. Donna took pride in raising three children and spoiling seven grandchildren. Her passions included baking and she built and operated her own commercial kitchen at her home at Beech Hill Farm. She and Robert operated a working dairy farm until 1996 when the cows lift and they transformed the existing milk barn into an ice cream business along with crafts, hanging plants, Amish goods and furniture and com mazes. Donna often marketed her famous apple cakes to local stores and St. Paul's School along with the farm stand. She had an eye for decorating and over the course of a decade she remodeled the 1700s farm house back to its original from with wide pine boards, Indian shutters and horse hair plaster walls.

Donna was active in the 4H Leaders Association and helped organize the first ice cream booth at the Hopkinton fair. Donna was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church and active in the church choir.

Her children kept her busy with sports activities as she never missed a practice, game, tournament or lesson for more than 20 years.

She loved visiting Amish Country in Pennsylvania and learning about their culture along with bringing Amish goods to the farm stand at Beech Hill.

You could always count on a smile and a hug from "MOM", a hot meal and an open heart. She will always be remembered for her kindness and loving nature, her dedication to family and friends, and her strength and spirit for life itself. She has taught us how to live, how to laugh and how to see the goodness in others; now it's our tum to honor her life and carry on her spirit.

We would like to thank the many friends and neighbors who have been providing meals and support through the last three years. We are forever grateful.

KIMBALL SR, GORDON L., Gray, ME, JAN 27, 2016

Gordon L. Kimball Sr., 86 of Gray, ME., died January 27, 2016, at Androscoggin Hospice Home after a brief illness. He was born on August 10, 192 9, in Gray, ME the second child of Ernest and Mildred Kimball. He attended schools in Gray and graduated as Salutatorian from Pennel Institute in 1948.

On August 20, 1949, he married Bertha Tompson and they enjoyed 62 years together until her death in 2011. After getting married, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and did one tour of duty in Korea. While serving in Korea his first son was born and his wife told him that he needed to stay in the States. They moved back to Gray in 1956 and bought their house across the street from his parents, and, and shortly after celebrated the birth of their second son. Upon returning to Gray, ME., Gordon went to work at JJ Nissen Baking Co., in Portland, and in 1960 while at work on August 9, their third son was born. Gordon always said the doctor may have rushed Ralph's birth and in just a few short hours or they could have enjoyed the same birthday. In the mid 1980's Gordon retired from JJ Nissen's, and kept a close eye on the family gravel pit some days counting the trucks as hey would drive out to make sure they were all accounted for.

Gordon and Bertha were active in the Masonic and Eastern Star Fraternity and after he retired they enjoyed many trips around the United States attending Masonic functions, especially up and down the east Coast and New Brunswick. Gordon was a member of Cumberland Lodge #12, Golden Sheaf Chapter Order of the Easter Star, in New Gloucester, He belonged to all of the York Rite Bodies and was a 32 degree Scottish Mason, and a Noble of Kora Shrine, Gordon was a Past ILL. Grand Master of he Grand Council of Maine, and Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Commandery of Maine, and a Past Jr. Grand Warden of The Grand Lodge of Maine. He also belonged to most every appendant organization with the Masonic Family. Gordon was a lifelong member of The First Congregational Church in Gray, He was a member of Fraternity Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Portland, a member of the Grange; and The American Legion Post 86 in Gray, the VFW and the Korean war Veterans Assn. Gordon was very proud of his Military service and would talk for hours about it.

Gordon was also Past President of the Kimball Family Association.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents, his wife Bertha, brother Gerald, sister Ellen, and two grandchildren. He is survived by his three sons, Gordon Jr., Bruce, and Ralph; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial service, along with a Masonic service, was held Feb. 6, 2016, at First Congregational Church in Gray, ME.

WILLS, ANISSA L. (KIMBALL), Laconia, NH, April 1, 2015

Anissa Lea (Kimball) Wills, 37 yrs of Laconia, NH., passed away April 1, 2015 at Concord Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Manchester, NH. on Mar 11, 1978, the daughter of John Kimball and Brenda L. (Smith) Silvestri.

Anissa never met a stranger, she was very outgoing and made friends easily.  She enjoyed baking and spending time with her family, especially when they had special events happening.  Most of all, she loved her three daughters and spending time with them.

Anissa was survived by her husband Guy Wills of Laconia; daughters; Melina L. (Lafrenier) Littlejohn, of Clarksville, Tenn., Savannah L. Lafrenier of Clarksville Tenn. and Alexis A. Six of Laconia; her father John P. Kimball and Mom Frances Lynne of Allentown; her mother Brenda L. (Smith) Silvestri; her five siblings Christine Walker, Chad Kimball, Peter Desrosiers, Scott Hamel and Chasya Silvestri; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

CARLSEN, JAMES KIMBALL, Andover, MA, June 30, 2015

James Kimball Carlsen, 19 of Andover, MA died June 30, 2015 in Lawrence general Hospital. James was born in Beverly MA, Nov 19, 1995 and attended Ipswich school during his early ears.  He moved to Andover and graduated from the West Middle School and Andover High School. James loved to swim and was an excellent archer, scuba diver and guitarist.  He planned to attend college in the fall.  He was interested in becoming a marine biologist. James was a kind and sweet young man.  He was consistently pleasant and polite and will be missed.

James is survived by his mother Katherine (Wanzer) Carlsen, a sister Jenny Carlsen Shuam and her husband David; niece Kaiva Shuman and Nephew Mikhail Shuman all of Ipswich; aunts and uncles Tom and Linda Carlsen of Plattsburg, NY, John and Suzanna Carlsen of Pottsville PA, Steven and Lana Wanzer of Columbus, OH, and aunts Margie Wanzer of Columbus GA, and Susan Wanzer of Ipswich, MA.

SARGENT, RUTH A., Haverhill, MA, March 2, 2015

Ruth A. (Kenny) (Kimball) Sargent, 75 of Haverhill, MA., died on March 2, 2015 at Lawrence General Hospital.

Born in Plaistow, NH, daughter of the late Byron B. and Olive (Gaudette) Kenney, Mrs. Sargent attended the Pollard School and Haverhill High School, Haverhill, MA.

As a young woman, Mrs. Sargent was employed at Allen Shoe Co., and was later employed at Clicker City and David's Glass Co, and most recently as a customer service representative at Wal-Mart in Plaistow. Mrs Sargent was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Raymond, NH.

Known as "Ma Kimball" to all the neighborhood children, Mrs. Sargent never turned away anyone who needed a warm meal, a friendly smile, and a roof over his or her head.

She was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Earle Sargent Jr., who died in 2011, and her son, Charles Kimball. She is survived by five sons, Theodore Kimball of Haverhill, Joseph Kimball and his wife, Cindy of Londonderry, NH., Carleton Kimball of North Carolina, Michael Kimball of Haverhill, MA, and Byron Kimball and his wife Ann, of Epping, NH; three daughters and sons-in law, Lin-Ann and Chet Jones of White Cloud, Mich., Kim and Lee Gonyer of Raymond, NH., and Christine and Richard Burnes of Derry, NH., three step children and their spouses, William E., and Tammy Sargent of Danville, NH, Richard E. and Dolores Sargent of Danville, and Debra and Albert Desmarais of Haverhill; a sister, Celina Richardson of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; many great-great­grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

KIMBALL, ROLAND "Rollie" G., March 1, 2015

Roland G. Kimball, of Fremont, NH passed away unexpectedly, at age 78, on March 1, 2015 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born May 21, 1936, in Fremont, son of the late Maurice and Pauline (Marcotte) Kimball.
Roland graduated from Sanborn Seminary, Class of 1954, and shortly after enlisted into the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War era. He married Claudette (Cammett) Dudley on Oct 4, 1957, and was honorably discharged from military service on Dec. 12, 1957.

Roland was always a busy, hard-working man. He was employed by the state of NH Highway Department, the Seabrook nuclear power plant, did logging work, was a mason tender, owned his own roofing business, dug graves with Richard Rand in the town of Fremont for many years, and did farming his entire life.

He was a member of the Raymond Fire Department from 1969 to 1982 and was a founding member of the Raymond Ambulance Association. Roland lived his entire life between Fremont and Raymond.

His hobby was being a grandfather to his two granddaughters and attending every activity and sporting event they participated in. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with family, friends and neighbors.

To quote a recent Face-book post for a fellow Fremont resident and neighbor; "Roland was an old school, hard-working country man through and through. I would watch in admiration as he tended to his yard and gardens. I would tell my kids that I wanted that same drive at his age. I used him as an example of what society should be ... this country was built on sweat that he still demonstrated. I know he is in Heaven right now, no longer suffering from ailments or pain. But our community has truly lost one of the great, ornery, story-telling legends of this town, RIP 01' Man Kimball. We will miss you."

He was predeceased by his wife, Claudette Kimball, in 1996, and his sisters, Maurine Paquette, Drucilla Dinorsce and Sandra LeClair.

Roland is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, George and Susan Kimball of Epping; two granddaughters, Hannah Kimball and Oliviah Kimball of Epping; brothers Charles Kimball of Fremont and Maurice "Skippy" Kimball II of Merrimack; sisters June Marden of Brandon, Fla., and Martha Harrington of Manchester; his companion of several years, Marie Pitkin; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial in Village Cemetery, Fremont, NH.

KIMBALL, VIRGINIA (STANBROOK), Manchester, NH, Feb 3, 2015

Virginia Kimball died on Feb 3, 2015 at Villa Crest, at age of 88. Virginia was born in Richmond, Va., Jan 5, 1927, a daughter of Alfred J. and Lillian (Chesborough) Stanbrook. She was a longtime Manchester resident having moved from Hooksett in 1956. She was employed by Amoskeag Nation Bank for 34 years and held the position of assistant vice president. After retiring from banking Mrs. Kimball went into real estate sales and had a second successful career. She served her community and was involved with many boards and participated in many organizations, including serving as chairman and vice chairman of the United Way Campaign, 197 4-7 5 Changer of Commerce, Manchester Transit Authority, William J Moore Center, Board of Realtors, and was a member of First Congregational Church, Manchester.

Virginia is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Guy C. Kimball; a sister, Alice J. Freese and her husband, Lloyd H. Freese, of New Hampshire; a niece, Karen Wilson and her husband, Steven of New Hampshire; a nephew, Gary R. Freese and wife, Janet, of Colorado; and two grand-nieces, Dr Erika Wilson and Eva Wilson.

Memorial celebration was at Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester, NH

VAUGHAN, CAROL (KIMBALL), Oct 18, 1934 - Jan 8, 2015

There was a celebration in heaven on January 8, 2015 when Carol
"Juanita" (Kimball) Vaughan, 80 of Rolling Fields Home, Conneautville, Crawford, PA., and formerly of Canadohta Lake, PA., joined many family and friends at the gates of heaven, including her husband, Willard Vaughan; daughter, Carol Juanita Vaughan Baumgartner, infant granddaughter, Kathleen Vaughan; grandson Shawn Harbaugh; son-in-law Ricky Brown; sister Charlotte Kimball Feagin; and her parents.
She was born in Kansas, Ill, on Oct 18, 1934, daughter of the late Guerdon Kimball and Mary Dowthitt Kimball Stickford.

Carol was employed by Cherry Hill Division of Ethan Allen as an inspector for 25 years. She retired in 2000.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Chapel until moving to Juniper Village in Meadville, PA in 2007. While in Meadville, she attended church at Meadville First Baptist Church.

Carol married the late Willard Vaughan on August 15, 1951 and moved to Canadohta Lake, PA., and they had six children.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Harbaugh and her husband, Keith, of Meadville, PA and Brenda Brown and her friend, John Soltesz, of Springboro, PA.; three sons Willard Vaughan ofGardnerville, NV., Brian Vaughan and his wife, Lonnie, of Mc Gaheysville, VA. and Navy Lt. Michael Vaughan and his wife, Colleen, of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia; a brother, Guerdon Lawrence Kimball and his wife, Joyce, of Illinois; a sister, JoAnn Kimball Boston of Fort Worth, Texas; her son-in-law, Frank Baumgartner of Mars, PA; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Joy Vaughan and Grace Brisco. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great­grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Burial is at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Union City, PA

KIMBALL, OWEN C., Feb. 24, 1930 -Sept 4, 2014

Owen C. Kimball, 84 of Nashua, NH died early Sunday morning September 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving famil.

Owen was born on February 24, 1930 in Portland, Maine son of the late Vernon and Xernie (Scamman) Kimball and predeceased by a sister Patricia (Kimball) Googins.

Owen was also predeceased by his loving wife Gloria r. Kimball with whom he shared 57 wonderful years.

Owen was pround to be a Marine and a Korean War Veteran. Afterwards, he had a successful career as an electrical engineer working at Pollak Corporation, Sanders and Environmental Research and Technology where he honored as Employee of the Year. Owen enjoyed gardening, boat building, and the islands off the coast of Portland, Maine. He had fond memories of lobstering and sailing. He was also an avid swimmer and Patriots football fan! Owen's quick wit and friendly manner will be missed by all those lives that he touched.

Owen is survived by a son, Scott Kimball and his wife Karen Kimball of Milford, NH; a daughter Cheryl (Kimball) LaLancette and her husband Robert LaLancette of Mason, NH; a sister Jo Anne Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona; and three grand-children Brooke Kimball of Deland, IL and Aimee and Josh LaLancette both of Mason NH; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A Grave Side Service was held Friday, September 26th at St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua, NH.

FEAGIN, CHARLOTTE L. KIMBALL, May 4, 1930 - June 18, 2014

Charlotte Louise Feagin, 84, passed away June 18, 2014 in Arlington, TX. She was born in Coles County, Ashmore Township, IL. to Guerdon Wesley and Mary C. (Douthitt) Kimball on May 4, 1930. She married Ralph R. Feagin on March 2, 1957 in Greenville, TX. He predeceased her and they had no children. Sister-in- law Joyce Kimball's remarks says Charlotte was a sweet, loveable, kind, generous, and most of all, a "funny lady". She loved hearing and telling a good joke. She never meet a stranger.

She was a devoted member of the Rebekah Lodge in Greenville, IL. and served in all of the officer positions. She was an avid crafter and when a new craft came on the market, she bought it and then would make it. In her adult years she learned to play the piano but her real talent was oil painting. Many members of her family are blessed with having at least one of her beautiful paintings. She love to sing and dance and often entertained the residents at the home where she lived the last 7 years of her life. She was survived by two sisters, JoAnn Boston and Juanita Vaughn; one brother Guerdon Lawrence (GL) Kimball; and a host of family and friends. She was buried in the suit she wore when she married Ralph, per her direction. She was, and is, dearly loved and will be sadly missed.

SKELTON, JOHN K., Scarborough, ME, June 7, 2014

John Kimball Skelton born in Lewiston, ME, 96, passed away at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough on June 7th, 2014.  He was a member of the Greatest Generation.

John was born April 26, 1914, in Lewiston, son of William L. and Madelyn (Kimball) Skelton.  He graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1933, and Bates College, BS Cum Laude, in 1938, and Bentley College in 1941.

Upon the attack at Pearl Harbor, John enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as master sergeant in the 66th quartermaster Base Depot from 1941 to 1945.
He was predeceased by his wife of almost 60 years, Pearl A. Skelton, in 2003.
John was involved in banking in Maine and New Hampshire for over 35 years.  Among many other accomplishments, he was the executive vice president of Durham Trust Co., president of Franklin Savings Bank and president of Rochester Savings Bank and Trust Company.

John loved the outdoors.  He was an avid birder and took many wonderful trips with his wife and two daughters in pursuit of this avocation.  He was also a longtime hiker and was the 99th person to climb all the 4000 foot peaks in the White Mountains and then he went back and climbed them on snowshoes!

He is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Janice and Lewis Whitaker of Falmouth, and Martha and Allen Borsh of Kinderhook, NY; a brother David B. Skelton of York, ME; five grandchildren and their spouses, Cheryl and Mark Downing, Pamela and Russ Harland, Chris and Melissa Taylor, and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him dearly.

John is at rest with his wife in their plot at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath, ME.

KIMBALL, BEATRICE (READY), Franklin, NH, Feb 24, 2014

Beatrice R. Kimball 90 of Franklin. NH died Monday 24 Feb 2014 at Concord Hospital after a period of declining health.

She was born April 7, 1923, in Manchester to Patrick and Caroline MacLeod Ready.  She had two brothers, John and William, and a sister Gloria.

After graduation from Manchester Central High School, and Manchester Business School, Bea moved to Washington, DC for a job with the Department of Navy. Following WW II she returned to New Hampshire and worked for the Veterans Administration where she met her future husband, Douglas Kimball, and was married 1 July 1950, and moved to Franklin where they eventually bought their much loved home and lived there for more than 50 years.
After her children were in school, Bea returnd to the workforce at Franklin Savings Bank where she began as secretary to the president and became a mortgage officer and assistant vice-president.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband Douglas, her parents, brothers and grandson Ian Burns.

She was survived by her daughters: Lynne Kimball Burns and her husband William of Franklin and Deborah Kimball and her husband Eugene Shear of Concord, a granddaughter Sarah Burns and husband Chris Brown, two great-grandchildren Aislyn and Liam Brown of New Durham, NH and her sister Gloria Rase of Florida.

KIMBALL, SHIRLEY JOANNE - July 14, 1936 - 0ct 31, 2013

Danville, NH -Shirley Joanne Kimball, 77, died October 31, 2013, surrounded by her friends and family, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. She was born in Exeter, NH on July 14, 1936, daughter of Marjorie (Sargent) and Carroll M. Kimball.

Ms Kimball was a lifelong resident of Danville, NH and was employed for many yeas as a L.N.A. at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood and also the Danville Gazette. She was a member and Past President of Hawke Historical Society, as well as a member of the Kimball Family Association, Friends of the Colby Memorial Library, The Old Meeting House Organization, and The Lamprey River Watershed Association and volunteered with the Danville Town Forestry Committee. She loved the outdoors, in particular, camping, snowshoeing, cross­ country skiing and traveling. She also enjoyed crocheting and was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics. She is survived by many cousins and close friends.

Shirley was at our Sept 21st 2013 Reunion in Haverhill, MA. She will be missed by all the Kimball Family.

KIMBALL, AMOGENE T, Brockton, MA, Sep 24, 2013

Amogene T. Kimball, born Aug 25, 1921, in Brockton, MA.  She died on Sept 24 2013, in her home in Epping, NH, following a period of declining health.  A graveside service with military honors was held April 30, 2013. Burial was at Prospect Cemetery Epping, NH.

Amogene attended Nottingham Elementary School, Newmarket High School, Cooley Dickingson Nursing School, and Syracuse University Public Health Nursing School, and completed the course of studies offered at each.

In 1931 Amogene, her parents, and her brother and sister moved to Nottingham. In 1944 to 1946, Amogene was nurse in the US Army Nurse Corps assigned to Foster General Hospital in Jackson, MS. where as 1st Lt. Amogene Travis was the in-charge nurse for the rheumatic fever ward. She maintained an excellent efficiency rating during her entire tour of duty while supervising her staff of two nurses, five medics and three WACS.

After discharge she served Exeter hospital, sometimes as a general duty nurse, and sometimes as the operating room nurse. As a public health nurse she cared for clients in Epping, Exeter, Nottingham, and North Hampton, NH and for a time was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in their Port Jervis, N office as their public health nurse.

After marrying Robert Kimball of Kensington and helping purchase the Frank Simonds property on Hedding Road, she became active in Epping town affairs. Her efforts were commemorated in the 2003 Town Report. She served as historic district commissioner and library trustee, and to an active part in many, many other community affairs, as well as helped organize numerous Red Cross blood drives.

She often walking to a Rum Brook Farm with a pocket full of carrots for their Morgan horses. She loved animals and considered her own cats and dogs, members of her family.

She was survived by her husband of 65 plus years, Robert g. Kimball of Epping, her daughter Regina Anne (Mrs. Christian Bonnafoux) of LaPrette-sur-Seine, France; her daughter Rebecca Marie (Mrs Robert Hommon) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; her grandson Nicolas Bonnafoux of San Diago, CA and several nieces and Nephews.

A graveside service with military honors was held April 30, 2013. Burial was at Prospect Cemetery Epping, NH.

KIMBALL, GUY H., Hillsboro, NH, Sep 15, 2013

Guy H Kimball, 101 yrs, of Hillsboro House Nursing Home, Hillsboro, NH. passed away Sept 15, 2013

Born Aug. 18 1912 in Manchester to the late Rufus and Ruth (Kingston) Kimball, he was also predeceased by his wife Eleanor A. (Montgomery) Kimball, who died in 1993; also two daughter Shirley Mae Noyes and Ruth A. Kimball. Guy grew up in the Hopkinton area before moving to New London, where he was employed for 22 years at Crockett’s Dairy and also for several years in the poultry business in New London before moving to Monroe working for North Country Farm’s, then retiring to Hillsboro House.

He was survived by his two sons, Guy W. and his wife Kathy Kimball of Antrim, Robert N. Kimball, of Monroe; one daughter, Mary E. Kimball of Rhode Island; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Contoocook Village Cemetery Contoocook. NH.

KIMBALL, LAURETTE (BERGEVIN), Allentown, NH, Aug 14, 2013

Laurette (Bergevin) Kimball, 82, a lifelong resident of Allenstown, NH, passed away Aug 14, 2013, at CRVNA Hospice House after a lengthy illness.

She was born, March 25, 1931.  She was the daughter of Antonio and Alice (Rivard) Bergevin.  She attended Pembroke Academy and spent 25 years working for Sprague Electric in Concord.

Laurette was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies of St.Anne and the St.Therese Rosebush Society.  She was also a member of the Suncook Valley VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Although she enjoyed time with family and friends, what she loved most was the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also enjoyed baking, especially fudge and cookies.

Laurette was survived by her husband of 62 years.  Earl Kimball of Allenstown; a daughter, Gail Gamelin and her husband Richard of Allenstown; two grandchildren, Brian Gamelin and his wife Kristine, and Jamie Lambert and her husband Eric; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Bradley Gamelin and Carter and Kael Lambert; siblings Madeleine Clement of Allenstown, and Lucien Bergevin and his wife Natalie of Lguna Woods, Calif.; and many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, Gerard Bergevin, Lena Courtemanche, Maurice Bergevin, Germaine Girard, Lucille Lapierre, Donald Bergevin, Lillian Boisvert, and Lorraine Stewart.

Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Allenstown, NH.

KIMBALL, WILLIAM G., Manchester, NH, July 21, 2013

William G. Kimball, 72 of Derry, died July 21, 2013, at his son's home in Manchester, NH.

Mr. Kimball was born in Beverly, Mass., on Jan 24, 1941, a son of the late William J. and Edna (Healey) Kimball, Bill had lived in Derry and Londonderry for most of his life. He was a 1959 graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry and later graduated from New Hampshire Tech. He served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Gearing. Bill was employed for 35 years as a fitter/welder for Process Engineering, Inc in Plaistow, which later became Chart Industries. Bill enjoyed golf, painting, gardening, trips to Foxwoods, and watching live entertainment. He also enjoyed his travels to Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas, Kansas and the Bahamas. Bill was a good husband, father and grandfather , and had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Eleanor "Ellie" Kimball of Derry, one son, Jeffrey W. Kimball and his wife, Wanda of Manchester, one grandson, Ethan W. Kimball of Manchester also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Provencher.

SMITH, ANNIE L., Kennebunk, ME, May 9, 2013

Annie Kimball Smith died peacefully May 9, 2013 with her family by her
side after a long illness.

Annie was born Nov. 23, 1924, the daughter of Ernest L. and Jessie
Mae (MacQuarrie) Kimball and raised on her father's farm in Kennebunk,
ME., during the great depression. She was the eldest of five children. As a
teenager she worked for the Fiske Drug Store. She worked in the summer
for Dora's Beauty Salon in Kennebunkport. She graduated from Kennebunk
High School and enrolled in Harper Method Beauty School in Rochester,
NY. She owned her own hair-styling business for most of her life. She
married her World War II sweetheart, Kenneth C. Smith, of Sanford, ME

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Stephen
DeWitt of Ithaca, NY, and grandson Jan K. DeWitt, of Ann Arbor, Mich.
She is also survived by three sisters, Inez Kimball, Hazel Austin and Myra
Sparkowich, all of Kennebunk, and their children and grandchildren.

Annie was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1991 from
complications related to his cancer treatment, her brother, Ernest R. Kimball
who died April 1,2010, and his wife Joan G. Kimball of Webster, NY, who
died Sept 18,2006 and brother-in-law Daniel Austin who died Sept 5, 1989
and niece Susan D. Danis who died Mar 9,1910, both of Kennebunk, ME.

KIMBALL, GRACE E. - 1922 - 2013

Natick, MA - Grace Estella Kimball, age 91 of Natick, formerly a longtime resident of Framingham and Albany, NY, died, Monday February 25, 2013 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Natick. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Brown Kimball and Estella May (Tracy) Kimball. She was a graduate of Framingham High School class of 1939 and Burdett College in Boston class of 1941. She worked for Burdett College and later for Carol Bianchi & Co., in Framingham. In April 1943 she enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES and served 31 months in Naval Communications in Washington, D.C. At the end of WWII she enrolled in Framingham State College, under the GI Bill, and graduated with the class of 1949. She then went on to earn her Master's degree from Cornell University in 1955. Ms. Kimball worked for the State Education Dept. in Albany, NY for twenty years as a State School Lunch Supervisor before her retirement in 1977.

She was a long time and active member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in Framingham and also served as Church Historian. She was an active member of the Framingham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Recording Secretary and Historian/ Librarian; Charter member of the Framingham Assembly Order of the Rainbow for Girls, No. 47; Charter member of WIMSA (Women in Military Service for America); Historian/ Archivist Kimball Family Association; member of Middlesex Chapter of MA Society of Genealogists, Inc.; and a member of the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham.

Ms Kimball is survived by her sister-in-law Barbara Kimball of Hopkinton; 3 nephews, Wayne of Hopkinton, Clifford and his wife, Barbara of W. Boylston, Kenneth and his wife Donna, ofN. Little Rock, AR; 2 nieces Kathy Galt and her husband, John of PS. Portland, ME, Paula Kimball and Lynne Kimball-Davis both of FL, She is also survived by her 6 great nieces, 2 great nephews and 7 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Lewis W. and Everett C. Kimball.

Burial is in the family lot at South Cemetery, Bolton Rd., Bolton, MA.

COFFIN, BETTY JANE, Keene, NH, Aug 7, 2012

Betty Jane Coffin, 79, of 60 Green Acres Road died Aug. 7, 2012 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief illness.

She was born in Keene on Nov. 27, 1932, daughter of Sentinel employee John E. Coffin Jr. (who co-owned the paper from 1945 to 1954) and Marion L. Kimball Coffin.

Janie is survived by her brother, John E. Coffin III of Medfield MA, her nephews Eric Coffyn of Silver City NM and David Coffin of Milton NH, and her niece Cindy Coffin of Shutesbury MA.

Jane was a long time member of Kimball Family Association and was the Correspondence Secretary for several years.

More information is on Dignity Memorial Web site.

KIMBALL, JUDITH, Kittery, ME, July 25, 2012

The KFA is saddened to bring our friends the news that our genealogist, Judy Kimball, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, at 83 years old.

OBITUARY KITTERY, Maine — Judith Ann (Averill) Kimball died suddenly Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Portsmouth. She was born March 24, 1928, in Portland, Ore. She worked as the librarian at Rice Public Library and then as a library consultant for the New Hampshire library system for 30 years.

She is survived by daughter Shealagh Kimball Gray and her husband Robert Gray; daughter Monique E. Kimball; and son Beric E. Kimball and his wife Serra Nicole, their sons Christopher and John, their daughter Danielle, and her son Sean and daughter Teara. She was predeceased by her parents, Alonzo Page Averill and Anna Rachel (Trask) Averill; her husband, Lt. Col. George Henry Kimball Jr.; and her brother, John Page Averill.

SERVICES: Friends may visit with Judith's family on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the JS Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery, where a memorial program will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the Judith Kimball Scholarship Fund of the Kimball Family Association, P.O. Box 453, West Kennebunk, ME 04094, or M. Elizabeth Hoyt Educational Fund, Ranger Chapter DAR, 197 Dennett St., Portsmouth, NH 03801.

HARDY, JEFFERY M., Manchester, NH, July 12, 2012

Jeffery M. Hardy 56, died unexpectedly on July 12, 2012.

He was born in Manchester on Sept 16, 1955, the son of Bruce Hardy and Catherine (Kimball) Hardy McGinnin.  He graduated in 1973 from Manchester West High School.  Jeff earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Saint Anselm College.  He retired from Hadco/Sanmina in 1997.  Jeff was a member in good standing with the Masonic Temple.  His family was very important and he enjoyed family gatherings and his cats.

He is survived by four siblings, Debby Roy and her husband, Phillip, Wendy Rousseau and her husband, Roger, Timothy McGinnin and Kelly Karoutsos, all of Manchester, NH; 12 nieces and nephews, Phil Jr., David, Terry, Jeff, Melissa, JessiCa, Tim Jr. Sean, Hayley, Mandy, Nick and George; several grandnieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles and cousins; and his dear friend Cassandra Eastman and her children, Ariana and Zeb.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

KIMBALL, EMORY, Savannah, GA, July 6, 2012

Emory Howard Kimball, 94, died on July 6, 2012 at Savannah Memorial Hospital, GA after a fall in his home on Hilton Head Island, SC. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Charlotte Jean Stoneberg Kimball and a brother Vernon Wertley Kimball. He was born August 24, 1917 in Portland, ME the son of George Fred Kimball and Pauline Fisher Murch. After graduation from the University of New Hampshire, he was employed as a chemical engineer by the Monsanto Company and worked at facilities in St. Louis, Louisiana, and Delaware. Upon commissioning in the US Army, he participated in Allied operations in Italy and retired from the US Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He is survived by his son Bruce Howard Kimball (Marietta) of Hilton Head Island, daughters Susan Jean Kimball Anderson (Holt) of Durham, NC, and Martha Kylen Kimball Johnson of San Jose, CA. and grandchildren Braden Peter Kimball (Maresa), Eric Bruce Kimball, William Holt Anderson III, John Kimball Anderson, Jenny Kylen Johnson, and James Edward Johnson III.

He will be inurned with his wife at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

KIMBALL, GLORIA R., Nashua, NH, June 21, 2012

Gloria R. Kimball, 78, of Nashua, NH died at her home early Thursday morning June 21, 2012.

Gloria was born Mar 4, 193 in Bangor, ME daughter of the late David Mitchell and Edwin and Mary (Smith) Kent. Gloria was predeceased by a brother Joseph Kent and two sisters, Teresa Smaha and Joyce Rhoades.
Gloria was a loving wife to Owen C. Kimball of 57 years.  Gloria had been formerly employed as a secretary at the Boys Club of Nashua.  She was member of the Nashua Garden Club. She volunteered at the Nashua Humane Society and the Nashua Senior Center.

Gloria loved gardening, her yard was simply picturesque. Also, giving her great pleasure was her two cats.  She was very artistic and had a flair for painting and sewing.  She shared her skills and love of baking and cooking with those that were fortunate enough to know her. Most of all she loved life and will be missed by all those that she touched.

Besides her loving husband, Gloria is survived by a son, Scott Kimball and his wife Karen of Milford, NH; a daughter Cheryl LaLancette and her husband Robert of Mason, NH; a brother Herbert Mitchell oh Hampden, ME; three grandchildren, Brooke Kimball of Deland IL and Aimee and Josh LaLancette both of Mason, NH; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends

Burial was at St. Louis Cemetery, of Nashua, NH

KIMBALL, DAVID LAWRENCE, Standish ME, April 25, 2012

David Lawrence Kimball, 68 passed away unexpectedly in Westbrook, ME on April 25 2012.  He was born in Sanford, ME on Oct 30, 1943, the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Johnson) Kimball.  After attending S.D. Hanson High School in Buxton, David went on to work various jobs over the years.  He was an avid collector of wolf and Native American memorabilia.

David was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Kimball and Nellie Chevalier; and siblings, Reggie, Steven and Joey Kimball.  David is survived by his sons, Shawn Kimball of Arundel, and David Lawrence Kimball II of Limington, daughters, Shelley Perron of Arundel, Crystal Burnham of Buxton, Charchelle Lestage of Buxton, and Erica Kimball of Limington; sister, Cheryl Woodman of Lebanon, and Lois Waterhouse of Buxton; stepfather, Arthur Chevalier; step brother, Bobby Chevalier; uncle and aunt, Earlon and Elaine Johnson of Rochester, NH; cousin Kenney Johnson; eight grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

David is buried next to his mother at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery.

KIMBALL, ELLIOT, Springfield, MA Jan 31 2012

Elliot B. Kimball 1921 - 2012 SPRINGFIELD - Elliot B. Kimball, 90, of Springfield died Tuesday morning, January 31, 2012, surrounded by his family at his home. Elliot, was born on May 11, 1921 in Greenwich, MA a town which was flooded to make may way for the Quabbin Reservoir. He was the son of the late Carlton and Minnie (Sauter) Kimball and was raised in Springfield and attended Springfield Public Schools. There is more on his obituary at MassLive.com.

KIMBALL, BARBARA MARIE, Mar 21, 1932-Dec 04, 2011

Barbara Marie Kimball, 70, of Fryeburg, ME., formerly of 21 Ice House Rd., passed away on Dec. 4, 2011, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center, under the nursing home staff and Hospice of Androscoggin County, after a long illness

Barbara was born in Stow, ME. March 21, 1932, the daughter of Samuel and Ora Kimball, Barbara father passed away in April of 1941, leaving her mother to raise their two children with no means of support. She and a bother were raised in a foster home on Woodbury Hill in Auburn. She lived most of her life at the Woodbury Hill Farm. Barbara worked at the farm ding house work and some work in the fields. She loved going to the Grange at Danville Junction, and later transferred her membership to the Fryeburg Grange where she remained a member until her death.

After the Woodbury Hill Farm closed down, Barbara moved to Fryeburg to be with her mother, Ora Kimball, and Frank and Clara Estes of 21 Ice House Rd.

She was predeceased by her mother, Ora I Kimball and her father, Samuel W. Kimball. She is survived by a brother, Earl S. Kimball of South Portland; two sisters-in­law; Ruby Hatch of Fryeburg and Nancy Kimball of South Portland; many cousins; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg, ME.

BROWN, NANCY MULLER, July 20, 2011

Nancy Muller Brown passed away 20 July 2011. The lost of this long time member is saddening for all the Kimball Family.

KIMBALL II, JAMES E. July 18, 2011

James E. Kimball II passed away 18 July 2010 in Burlington , MA . He will be sadly missed by those who attended our Reunion. "The elderly man with the smile for everyone."


Jean Sabra (Clark) Kimball, 87 of Barefoot Bay, FL, died Monday June 6, 2011. She was born Jan 14th, 1924, in Ogunquit ME, the daughter of Carroll H. Clark and Gladys (Leonard) Clark. Jean graduated from Wells High School and briefly attended the Rhode Island School of Design.

Jean worked as a draftsman for 14 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Me. After her retirement she was a teller at the Canal Bank (now Key Bank) in Ogunquit and served as overseer of the Ogunquit Village Corporation from 1968- 1969 and was active on the Sea Committee, working to create the town of Ogunquit.

Jean was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maine, the Florida Mayflower Society, Stephen Hopkins Colony, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Sebastian Chapter.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Clarence “Bud” Kimball. She is survived by two daughters, Lynne K. Adams of Ogunquit, and Julie L. Housenick, of Jonesborough, TN., three granddaughters; one grandson; one great-grandson; and one sister, Janet Perkins, of Well, ME.

KUCKER, KOREY P., May 26, 2011

Korey P. Kucker, Born-June 10, 1971, passed away May 26, 2011. He was survived by his wife Aimee Kucker, his mother Nancy (Chase)) Kucker and his grandparents Allison and Louise Chase. He was diagnosed with Huntington disease at age 27. He was the recipient of a Kimball Family Scholarship. He attended and graduated from New Hampshire College in 1993.

WANZER, CATHERINE EMMA (GLEASON), Feb 11, 1917 - Dec 31, 2010

Catherine Emma (Gleason) Wanzer, 93, wife of the late Glenfred A. Wanzer, passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 315 at Beverly Hospital after a brief illness. She will be missed terribly by family and friends. Born February 11, 1917 in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, to the late Clair Kimball Gleason and Martha Prudence Ryan, Catherine graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1935. She married her high school sweetheart Glenfred Wanzer, and moved to Ipswich in 1946. Along with raising seven children, Catherine was bookkeeper for her late husband's business Glens Plumbing and Heating, past Secretary for the United Methodist Women and past Secretary for the Kimball Family Association, in which she took great pride. She was gifted and talented pianist with a natural ear and perfect pitch who performed with the Kimball Family Orchestra in her early years, and other entertained the elderly and local organizations later in life. Her daughter Katherine Muise-Carlsen, was President of Kimball Family Association in 1994 and 2003. Catherine's interests ranged from bird watching reading and gardening to watching the Celtics and Red Sox. Catherine is survived by a son, Steven Wanzer and his wife Lana of Huber heights, OH; two daughters, Katherine Muise-Carlsen of Andover, and Sally Robertson and her husband Barry of Danvers; her daughter-in-law, Margie Wanzer of Columbus, GA, wife of her late son, Larry; her son - in law Edward McDonald of Peabody, husband of her late daughter, Judith; her daughter­in law, Susan Wanzer oflpswich, wife of her late son, David; and her former son-in-law, Raymond Judd, husband of her late daughter, Susan Judd oflpswich, Catherine also leaves 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Her Funeral service was held Thursday, January 6. 2011 in Ipswich, MA

KIMBALL, ROBERT JOSEPH, Canada, Dec 2, 2010

Robert Joseph Kimball, 83, of Dartmouth passed away on December 2, 2010 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Sandusky, Ohio he was the only son of Belle Holmes (Dunlop) and Perlyn Kimball. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Josephine (McCarthy). Together they raised and are survived by seven (7) children:

  • Sons, Michael (Rita), Truro; Robert (Judy),Dartmouth; Donald (Sandra), S. Brookfield; Christopher (Florence), Lawrencetown
  • Daughters, Pat MacKinnon (Bill), Dartmouth; Maria Fraser (Doug), Dartmouth; Kathleen Costain (Wayne), Dartmouth
  • and 16 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

Bob will also be sadly missed by his companion June Poole. Bob loved being a member of the Gyro Int Friendship Club and the was proud recipient of their highest honor, the Merit Award. He was also a proud member of the Austenville Owls Club. He had a life long interest in politics and spent 28 years as the Provincial Returning Officer for Dartmouth South and was Past President of the Harbour City Credit Union, where he received an award for 50 years of service. He worked for 21 years at Fairey Aviation followed by many years as a local business owner . Bob loved to travel and when he wasn't travelling, he could be found planning his next adventure.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 6th at Church of the Holy Spirit (Gaston Road, Dartmouth) followed immediately by a reception at the Austenville Owl's Club, 34 Oakdale Crescent, Dartmouth. A private interment will be held at St. George's Cemetery, Head of St. Margaret's Bay at a later date. Donations may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit or charity of your choice. To place a message of condolence you may visit www.mattatallfuneralhome.com. Rest in peace.

KIMBALL, ERNEST ROGER - Oct 1, 1931 - April 1, 2010

Ernest Roger Kimball, 78, of Webster NY, died April 1, 2010, at St Ann's Home after a very long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Joan and his mother and father.

Ernest was born in Kennebunk, Maine the son of Ernest L. and Jessie (MacQuarrie) Kimball, He attended Kennebunk Schools. He was very mechanically inclinded building several motorized miniature vehicle; Indy race car, WWII Jeep replica with a big white star on the hood, and turned to earning money, by plowing gardens for home owners. He even invented using hydraulic rams to lift the earth plows on the back of a homemade tractor. He left at 17 yrs of age to go to Rochester, NY, where his oldest sister, Annie lived. He was known to people in Maine as "Roger" because his mother thought that easier than big and little Ernest.

He worked for Hallman Chevrolet Motors in Rochester. NY. While working there he won several mechanical awards. He worked for several years driving a car hauler, delivering new cars throughout the Northeast, including Kennebunk, Maine. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast; building and fixing and racing them. He won several motorcycle racing awards.

After a motorcycle accident he met a nurse named Joan in the hospital which became his wife. In 1962 with his wife Joan, he co-founded Kimball Trucking. in r Webster, NY. They owned and operator several 14 wheel dump body tucks and 8 wheel pup-trailers. The business is currently co-owned by Daughter Sharon, Son Eugene and long time Garage Manager Mark. They have expanded into another business "Kimball Earth Recycling".

He invented many things; a three wheel motorcycle, a back snow plow, (to pull snow from garage doors etc)., 8 wheel pup trailer to extend the company's load hauling capacity, before these were ever thought of by current manufactures.

He is survived by his son, Eugene Kimball; daughter Sharon (Don) Zimmerman;. Grandchildren, Herb (Janelle). Tim (Tracy), Stephanie and Sabrina Kimball, Courtney Pardy, Stacey and Shaina Zimmerman, Alyssa and Owen Kimball, Timothy Kimball; sisters, Annie K. Smith of Ithaca, Inez Kimball, Hazel Austin and Myra (Gerald) Sparkowich; sister-in law Dorothy West of OH; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Rochester, Maine, Ohio and Texas.


Ernest Roger Kimball, 78, of Webster NY, died April 1, 2010, at St Ann's Home after a very long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Joan and his mother and father.

Ernest was born in Kennebunk, Maine the son of Ernest L. and Jessie (MacQuarrie) Kimball, He attended Kennebunk Schools. He was very mechanically inclinded building several motorized miniature vehicle; Indy race car, WWII Jeep replica with a big white star on the hood, and turned to earning money, by plowing gardens for home owners. He even invented using hydraulic rams to lift the earth plows on the back of a homemade tractor. He left at 17 yrs of age to go to Rochester, NY, where his oldest sister, Annie lived. He was known to people in Maine as "Roger" because his mother thought that easier than big and little Ernest.

He worked for Hallman Chevrolet Motors in Rochester. NY. While working there he won several mechanical awards. He worked for several years driving a car hauler, delivering new cars throughout the Northeast, including Kennebunk, Maine. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast; building and fixing and racing them. He won several motorcycle racing awards.

After a motorcycle accident he met a nurse named Joan in the hospital which became his wife. In 1962 with his wife Joan, he co-founded Kimball Trucking. in r Webster, NY. They owned and operator several 14 wheel dump body tucks and 8 wheel pup-trailers. The business is currently co-owned by Daughter Sharon, Son Eugene and long time Garage Manager Mark. They have expanded into another business "Kimball Earth Recycling".

He invented many things; a three wheel motorcycle, a back snow plow, (to pull snow from garage doors etc)., 8 wheel pup trailer to extend the company's load hauling capacity, before these were ever thought of by current manufactures.

He is survived by his son, Eugene Kimball; daughter Sharon (Don) Zimmerman;. Grandchildren, Herb (Janelle). Tim (Tracy), Stephanie and Sabrina Kimball, Courtney Pardy, Stacey and Shaina Zimmerman, Alyssa and Owen Kimball, Timothy Kimball; sisters, Annie K. Smith of Ithaca, Inez Kimball, Hazel Austin and Myra (Gerald) Sparkowich; sister-in law Dorothy West of OH; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Rochester, Maine, Ohio and Texas.


Edward Kimball, 87, of South Berwick, ME, died Oct 4, 2009, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH.

He was born on April 7, 1922, in South Berwick, the son of Harry and Ethel Kimball., He graduated from No Berwick High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII, rounding up the war criminals in Germany.

Laurence retired as a foreman from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, shop 31 in 1982. He also sharpened saws in the South Berwick area for many years.

He was a member of the South Berwick Odd Fellows and maintained the clocks at the Hamilton House and the Sarah Orne Jewett House. He fixed the clock at the Free Baptist Church in South Berwick. He also liked to hunt, fish, trap and garden.

Laurence is survived by his son Brian Kimball of South Berwick, two daughters, Jane Kimball Leach of Medford, Mass., and Pamela Rowan of Lebanon; a brother Calvin Kimball, six sisters, Viola Chagnon, Lillian Stevens, Elizabeth Lane, Janet Johnson, Natalie Clark and Mandy Caouette; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers, Clarence, Russell, David and warren as well as his wife, Elaine E (Thurrell) Kimball. Buri el is in Woodlawn Cemetery.

JACOBS, DONALD, Las Vegas, NV, Sep. 26, 2009

After many long years of fighting health issues such as diabetes and kidney disease and transplant, our beloved Donald S. Jacobs "Mr. Camera," 62, of Las Vegas, passed away late Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

Don was born July 9, 1947, in Los Angeles, to Simon Jacobs and Evelyne Garfinkle. He resided in Los Angeles and Carmel, Calif., before arriving in Las Vegas in 1968. Don attended Hamilton High School in California. Secondary education was at Santa Monica City College and then at Don Martin School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, Calif.

Don's career in the broadcasting field began at KRML radio station in Carmel. His Vegas career began when he was employed at KLAS Channel 8, CBS. He moved on to KLVX Channel 10, PBS. In 1978, he became a partner in Video Productions of Nevada, VPN. Don also published a periodic newsletter "Station Break" for the local broadcasting industry. In 1981, Don and Becky opened their own television production company; Mr. Camera, Inc.

Don was a very warm and loving man with a heart of gold. He made no distinction between family and friends. To him, everyone was his family. Bringing happiness and laughter to all he knew was his goal. He had a passion for food and never missed the opportunity to meet a friend for lunch and to "kibitz" along with the meal. Don was preceded in death by his father in March 1993; and mother in April 2001. His stepfather, Abe Fox, passed away in December 2004.

Don is survived by the love of his life, his wife, of 35 years, Rebecca "Becky" (Zajac) Jacobs. Together, they raised three incredible sons, Jeffrey, Gregory and Daniel; two precious one-year-old granddaughters, Taylor Jacobs and Abigail Jacobs; sister, Rosalie (Delous) Kinney; brother-in-law, Larry Zajac; sisters-in-law, Jean (Eddie) Davenport, Pam (Mike) Watson and Carol (Carlos) Rodriguez; nieces, Cheryl Kinney, Marcie Zajac, Carlie Watson and Monica Rodriguez; nephews, Scott Zajac, Michael Zajac, Dustin Nies, Kyle Watson, Joshua Rodriguez and Christopher Rodriguez. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, in Boulder.

FALES, WALTER, Boston, MA, May 12 , 2009

Phyliss and Walter K. FalesWalter Fales of Au Gres, Michigan died May 12, 2009 at the age of 81. Waiter was born in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 1927 to the late Alice and Oliver Fales.

Walter grew up in Boston and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his last year at MIT he met and married the love of his life, Phyllis Young. on September 8, 1951. They have three sons. Raymond Paul, David Alan and Peter Kimball. Phyllis and Walter made their home in Royal Oak. Michigan. Walter started with Chrysler Institute of Engineering where he achieved a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he worked with Chrysler in the Engine Development Lab. Later he transferred to the Defense Division and where he performed project engineering and management on military vehicles for Chrysler and then General Dynamics. During his career he was a Professional Engineer and earned an MBA from Wayne State University. He was past president of the Oakland County chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers.

He was dedicated to the church throughout his life. As a young man, he was active in the Second Congregational Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In Royal Oak. the family attended the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. After moving to Au Gres, he and Phyllis joined the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church and became part of their family.

Walter's retirement years were spent in service to the community; he was an Elder and Treasurer of the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church, and Treasurer of the Arenac County Historical Society. He served on committees for the Charity Island Lighthouse, Omer Courthouse and the Standish Railroad Depot.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years; brothers Raymond of Charlotte, NC and Howard of West Redding. CT: sons Raymond Paul and wife Charla of Houston, TX, David Alan and wife Shelly of Standish. MI, and Peter Kimball and wife Mary of Monroe, MIA six grandchildren: Debra Fales. Christie Mueller, Carrie Fales, Wesley Fales, Rachael Fales and Paul Fales.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or a memorial of the donor's choice.

KIMBALL, ROLAND C., Newmarket, NH, May 27, 2009

Roland C. Kimball , of Newmarket, NH passed away at age of 80. Roland was born Feb 24, 1929, in Wakefield, NH. He was the son of the late Ward Cummings Kimball and Marion (Evans) Kimball. He was a 1946 graduate of Nute High School where he was valedictorian. He received a BA in English literature from Gordon College in 1950 and an MA in English literature from UNH in 1955. Between 1955-57 he earned more than 40 hours toward his PhD from Boston University. From 1963-64 he took courses toward a Masters of Theology. at Gordon-Cornwell Seminary.

He spent seven years (1950-1957) teaching high school English at Boston Christian High School, Boston, Mass, Silver Lake Regional, Kingston, Mass., Newburyport, Mass. He served as associate professor of English at Houghton College, Houghton, NY from 1957-1960. For more than 30 years he was a professor of English at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Mass., (1961-1992) where he was chairman of the English Department from 1961-1970. Roland received professor emeritus standing and the Roland C. Kimball Literary Award was instituted to honor students for excellence in composition.

Roland also served as vice president and president for Full Gospel Businessmen International from 1972-1983 and accompanied a small group to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1992 where he spoke at colleges and other public institutions. He was an associate pastor and counselor at Bethel Assembly, Portsmouth, NH from 1988-1995. He held the office of vice president on the board of directors for Operation Blessing, Portsmouth, NH 1992-2008 when he resigned due to his declining health.

He enjoyed his hobby of collecting antique clocks and spent many enjoyable hours repairing clocks with his good friend, the late Douglas Livingston. He enjoyed traveling and made several trips to Europe and Israel as well as touring the Western national parks and Eastern seaboard. He was an avid crossword puzzle solver and especially enjoyed the challenge of the New York Times puzzles. His gentleness, open heartedness, and sense of humor gained him the love and friendship of many. His greatest loves were his family, his beagle, Freckles, and serving his Lord and Saviour through preaching and teaching the Holy Scriptures.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anne M. Kimball of Newmarket, NH; his daughters, Kathleen G. Tufts and her husband, Stephen of Rochester, NH; Karen E. Wessling and her husband Ron of Lee, NH; his son. Jonathan W. Kimball and his wife Louann of North Hampton, NH; a daughter-in-law, Catherine S Kimball , of Hampton, NH; a sister, Violet (Kimball) Hobbs of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; an adopted sister; Judy Adjutant of Rochester, NH; and adopted brother, Carroll Kimball of Wakefield, NH; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his 1st wife, Grace (Hobbs) Kimball; a brother , John Ward Kimball; and his son, Timothy C. Kimball

NOCIVELL, MARJORIE , (WHITE), Acton, MA, Oct. 27, 2008

Marjorie White Nocivelli MARJORIE L. (WHITE) NOCIVELLI, 92 of Acton, MA died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2008, at her home. She was just nine days shy of a young 92 years old. She was the beloved wife of John J. Nocivelli. She only wanted peace for the entire world that she believed was possible. She was our “tree of life” and her loved ones were all very fortunate to be embraced by her love and grace. In addition to her husband of over 47 years, she is survived by many sons and daughters; more than 27 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Nims. A funeral service was held Nov. 1, at the West Acton Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Long-Middleton officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton Center.

MUCHNIC, ALICE F., Kennebunk, ME, Oct. 27, 2008

Alice F. MuchnicKennebunk- Alice F. Muchnic, 101, of Huntington Common died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. She was born January 10, 1907, in Ridgeway, PA, a daughter of George L. Freeman, of Gray, and Annie B. (Kimball) Freeman of Milton, NH.

Alice was educated at the convent Notre Dame de Grace, in Ottawa, Canada, as well as schools in Maine and New York. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1926. Upon Graduation, she attended the New York School of Applied Arts and Interior Decoration, and Parson’s School of Design in New York City. She also studied art in both Paris and Italy. After graduating from Parson’s School of Design, Alice worked in the commercial design field as an interior decorator and artistic designer. She was employed by Ruth Campbell Bigelow- Interiors; A.B. Closson, Jr., Co. Decorators in Ohio; and Bonwit Teller in New York. Alice also did professional public relations work for various organizations in Mt. Vernon, NY, working with the local newspaper.

Alice had a great love of children and worked as a nursery school teacher, as well as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for many years. She remained very active even after reaching the century mark, and in January 2008, had the district honor of presiding over a combined Brownie and Girl Scout meeting at Huntington Common on her 101st birthday.

Alice was very interested in nature and worked as a nature counselor at summer day camps when living in New York. She was also interested in horticulture, as well as gardening, and graduated from the Horticulture Program at the New York Botanical Gardens. Until the time of her death she was frequently consulted for her knowledge of trees and flowers.

Alice returned to Maine in 1971 and settled in Kennebunk. Her love of conservation and nature soon led her to Laudholm Farm in Wells, where she was a celebrated member. Additionally, she was a partner and inaugural member of Laudholm Trust. She was also a longtime member of the Brick Store in Kennebunk where she served as head of volunteers in the Museum store for many years. In 2007, she was recognized for her support and service to the museum.

Alice was a member of the Profile Society of New Hampshire Public Television, and was instrumental in the development and the production of the “Nature Works” video series, which is used in science education nationwide. She was a life member of the Victorian Society in Portland; member of the Portland Society of Art; member of the Nature Conservancy; life member of the American Forestry Society; Maine Audubon Society; and the Animal Welfare Society. She was also a member of the Rebecca Emery Chapter of the DAR as well as a member of the Kimball Family Compact.

She was predeceased by her husband Clinton B. Muchnic in 1944; two sisters, Emily Sanford and Barbara Miller-Jones; and her brother George L. Freeman, Jr.

Survivors include: her daughter, Barbara Leigh Polish of Pembroke, NH; her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Robert B. Polish, his wife Robin, and their children Greg and Derek of Bow, NH; Saundra L. Drouin and her children Cameron, Zachary, and Abigail-Alicea of Gilford, NH; Richard J. Polish of Hooksett, NH; and Scott D. Polish and his wife Nicole of Northfield, NH.; as well as a nephews, nieces and cousins.

There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells, ME. A private burial service will be held at the convenience of the family, at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged in her memory to: The Alice F. Muchnic Endowment Fund, c/o Laudholm Trust, PO Box 1007, Wells, ME 04090, Attention: Karen Stathoplos; or the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, and Kennebunk, ME 04043.

KIMBALL, ARTHUR J., Natick, MA, May 21, 2008

ARTHUR J. KIMBALL of Natick, Massachusetts, died May 21, 2008, at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham, after a short illness. He was the husband of Winnifred W. (Hudson) Kimball. Born in North Reading, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late William P. and Cora (Rogers) Kimball. He was a resident of Natick for 30 years. Mr. Kimball was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and prior to his retirement was a baker for more than 35 years for the Continental Baking Co. of Natick. He loved his home and gardening. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters; Karen J. Kimball of New York, Cheryl L. Ohene of Framingham and Ginny Moreth of New York; one sister, Emily Kittridge of Wareham, Massachusetts and a loving granddaughter, Rachel Ohene.

REID, ALICE (BOWDEN), Danvers, MA, May 17, 2008

Alice Bowden ReidDANVERS, Mass. ; Mrs. Alice B. (Bowden) Reid, 91, beloved wife of the late George S. Reid, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, May 17, 2008.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mabel (Kimball) Bowden. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1935.

Mrs. Reid had been employed at the Danvers Savings Bank in Danvers Square for 19 years until the time of her retirement at the age of 86. She had previously been employed with Unex Hearing Aids in Danvers for 27 years and then at Contralonex in Westford for five years.

A resident of Danvers since 1937, she was a longtime member of the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Mt. Burdett Chapter 119 of Danvers, the Danvers Senior Center, the HONS Ladies Group and she volunteered in the kitchen at Shriners Auditorium for many years. She was a loving and deeply caring person, who devoted much of her life to the betterment of others. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed.

Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Walter "Mike" Tipert of Danvers; her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. George S. Jr. and Lynn Marie Reid of Rochester, N.H.; her five grandchildren, Judith Lavoie and her husband, Jason, of Littleton, Mass., Walter Tipert III and his wife, Christen, of Danvers, Andrea Crawford of Georgia, Lance Tipert and his wife, Sharon, of Frisco, Texas and Monica Tipert of Danvers; four great-grandchildren, Alan Tipert, Laurel Tipert, Peyton Tipert and Brandon Lavoie; two sisters, Ruth Heckbert of Lynn, Louise Chase and her husband, Allison "Babe" of Peabody; one brother, Russell Bowden and his wife, Marion, of Peabody, several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Edna Risteen, Albert, James and Walter Bowden.

KIMBALL, STUART, “Bud”, Gilbert, AZ, Apr. 7, 2008

STUART (BUD) KIMBALL, formerly of Framingham, Massachusetts, died April 7, 2008, at his home in Gilbert, Arizona. Bud was the son of the late Stuart and Elizabeth (____) Kimball. He grew up in Framingham and left there in 1962 for deployment to Vietnam. He was a proud and decorated Marine, finally returning home in 1966. He is survived by two sons; John Kimball and his wife, Valerie, and son David, all of Gilbert, Arizona; two grandsons, Kane and Dillon of Gilbert, one granddaughter, Leigh Anne Casaus; a brother Harry of California and his wife, and a nephew, Jim and his wife, also of California.

KIMBALL, ROLAND BALDWIN, Exeter, NH, Jan. 27, 2008

ROLAND BALDWIN KIMBALL of Riverwoods, Exeter, New Hampshire, died after a period of failing health on January 27, 2008. Better known by family and friends as “Chuck,” he was born April 12, 1921, in Manchester, New Hampshire to Richard and Frieda (Obst) Kimball. He graduated from Manchester West High School in 1938 and the University of New Hampshire as a math major in 1942. He then enlisted in the Air Force as a meteorology cadet at M.I.T., and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, and on graduation as a weather officer in Orlando, Florida. Later assigned to the 8th Weather Squadron he saw duty in Presque Isle, Maine and Gander, Newfoundland, forecasting for wartime flights to Europe. Later, he was transferred to Manchester’s Grenier Field as an Executive Officer, and attended Advanced Military Cryptology Signal Corps School in Arlington Hall, Virginia. Chuck remained active in the Officer’s Reserve Corps, retiring in as Lt. Colonel in 1980. After the war he worked as a meteorologist for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport. Not wishing to bring up a family in New York City, he returned to New Hampshire as a math teacher at Concord High School from 1947 to 1954. He earned his Master’s in Education at UNH in 1949 and as a Charles Eliot Scholar, a Doctorate from Harvard in 1958. From 1955 to 1962 he was the Chief of the Division of Instruction at the NH State Department of Education and was one of the creators of the St. Paul’s Summer Advanced Studies Program for New Hampshire high school students that will celebrate its 50th year in 2008. During 1962-63 he was the Director of Secondary Student Teaching at Stanford University; he returned to his alma mater and the UNH campus as a professor and Chair of the Department of Education. He later served as Acting Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Interview Dean of Liberal Arts and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, retiring in 1988. He belonged to numerous academic associations and education boards and published articles in his professional field. Aside from his career, he enjoyed classical music, reading, and travel with his wife and family.

MATHES, MARY (KIMBALL), Falmouth, ME, May 9, 2007

MARY KIMBALL (KIM) MATHES died May 9, 2007 in Falmouth, Maine. She was born July 7, 1925, in Augusta, Maine, to Milton S. and Helen (Ingwersen) Kimball. Mrs. Mathes attended schools in Augusta and graduated from House in the Pines, Norton, Massachusetts. She then attended Garland Junior College (now Simmons College) in Boston. She married the late William G Mathes in 1946. They lived in Portland, Maine, Vermont, and finally returned to Falmouth. She and her husband had two daughters, and were later divorced. Mrs. Mathes was active in the Junior League of Portland, a member of the Women’s Board at Maine Medical Center, where she was a volunteer for 50 years. She was active in the Friends of the Maine Medical Center and the Women’s Exchange. She was a member of the Foreside Community Church. Survivors are her daughters, Mrs. Roger (Susan) B. Morrison of Yarmouth, Maine and Ann K. Latini and fiancé, Peter Harlow of Cumberland, Maine; three grandchildren, Chad Morrison of Yarmouth, Neal (Kelly) Latini of Windham, Maine and Kurt (Misty) Morrison of Yarmouth; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Caleb Morrison and Kaleb Latini; a brother, John F. Kimball of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and three nieces.

KIMBALL, JOAN M., Sep 18, 2006

Joan M. (Gargano) Kimball, was born May 6, 1930 to Angelo and Mildred Gargano. She died Sep 18, 2006 at the age of 76. She was survived by her husband of 56 years, Ernest R., with whom she co-founded Ernest R. Kimball, Inc., son Eugene Kimball, dau. Sharon (Don) Zimmerman, grandchildren; Herb, Tim, Stephie and Sabrina Kimball, Courtney Pardy and Stacey and Shaina Zimmerman; great grandchildren; Alyssa Kimball and Timothy Dale Kimball; sister, Dorothy West of Centerville, OH; sisters-in­law, Hazel K. Austin, Inez C. Kimball, Myra K Sparkowich, all of Kennebunk, ME and Annie K Smith, of Ithaca, NY.; brother-in-law, Gerald F.Sparkowich of Kennebunk, ME.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Rochester, Maine, Ohio and Texas. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

WANZER, LARRY J., July 6, 1947-June 2, 2006

Mr Wanzer was born July 6, 194 7, in Ipswich. He was the son of Catherine Gleason Wanzer and the late Glenfred Wanzer.

Retired Master Sgt. Larry J. Wanzer, 58 of Columbus, Ga., died June 2, 2006 at his residence.

He retired as a master sergeant after 24 years of service in the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He later worked at HQ in hardware and flooring and at MILES warehouse at Fort Benning. Mr. Wanzer also served in the Tri-County Officials Association. He Was a Methodist by faith.

Graveside services with full military honors were held June 6, 2006 at Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery Columbus, Ga.

Mr Wanzer is survived by his mother, Catherine Gleason Wanzer of Ipswich; his wife, Marjorie Wanzer; three daughters, Bethany Owens (Steve) of Salem, Ala., Heidi Overbee (Larry) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Amanda, Wanzer and her fiance, Les Cole of Columbus, Ga.; a son, Larry J. Wanzer Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Sally Robertson (Barry) of Danvers and Kathy Lane (Chuck) of Andover; two brothers, Steve Wanzer (Lana) of Huber Heights, Ohio and David Wanzer (Susan) oflpswich and five grandchildren, Payton Owens of Salem, Ala, Kayla and Shelby Overbee of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jayda and Bryceson Cole of Columbus, Ga.

The family of Larry Wanzer gives special thanks to the staff of Heritage Hills and the Columbus Hospice Staff.

KIMBALL, NARVIN, Charleston, SC, Mar. 17, 2006

Narvin Kimball, 97, of Charleston, SC. Died Mar 7, 2006 at his daughters home where he and his wife, Lillian, had been staying since shortly after Hurricane Katrina Aug 2005, in New Orleans, according to the band’s publicist and the local coroner..

Narvin Kimball was born  Mar.2, 1909, the son of bassist Henry Kimball, and he made his first banjo with a cigar box, stick and string.  He began playing professionally in the 1920’s on Mississippi riverboats with the Fate Marable Band.  He made his first Columbia Records in 1928.

Narvin Kimball was the last founding member of the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Narvin was known for his vocal stylings and banjo playing ,and his vocal renditions of “Georgia on My Mind”, always brought standing ovations, according to hall director, Ben Jaffe, whose parents founded the Preservation Hall in 1961.

Narvin Kimball formed his own band, “Gentlemen of Jazz”, and played around New Orleans area for 40 years.  He also worked for 37 years with the U.S. Postal Service. It was on his mail rounds that he broached the idea of his band paying at the hall.

Narvin Kimball last played with the band in 1999 in a PBS performance.  Not long afterward, Jaffe said, “He suffered a series of strokes that ended his banjo playing.”

Narvin Kimball was survived by his wife, two daughters, four grandchildren and seven great grand-children.

KIMBALL, JEANNE (ROBERTS), York, ME, Feb. 15, 2006

JEANNE (ROBERTS) KIMBALL of York, Maine died February 15, 2006. Born in 1921, she attended New York schools, graduated from Stamford High School, in Connecticut, and later from the Yale School of Nursing, the Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing, and the Newtown Psychiatric Institute in Newtown, Connecticut. She married the late Edwin Kimball in 1943; they would have celebrated their 63rd anniversary later this year. (Please note above entry). She taught Sunday School, was a member of the York Garden Club, Olde York Historical Society, and a passionate member of the Ten No Trump Duplicate Bridge Club. She was an avid swimmer, golfer and bridge player. In later life she and Edwin spent many winters in Portugal, Florida and Tucson, Arizona. And, as she often noted, she was the only one in the Kimball family to record a-hole-in-one.

KIMBALL, EDWIN, York, ME, Feb 9, 2006

EDWIN KIMBALL died after a brief illness on February 9, 2006, at the age of 87. He was a lifelong resident of York, Maine, the son of Harold and Grace (Whitten) Kimball. He spent many years in York politics as Selectman, Treasurer, Administrator of the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board and other offices. He served five years in the U.S. Army during WWII, in the European Theater with the 76th Division, retiring from the Army Reserve as a Major. He married Jeanne Ann Roberts in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1943. He was a charter member of the Rotary Club of York, an active member of the First Parish Congregational Church, a member and later chair of the Board of Directors of the Kennebunk Savings Bank, a member of St. Aspinquid Lodge of Masons, the Board of Directors of the Olde York Historical Society and of the York Golf and Tennis Club. He is survived by Jeanne and two children; Lee of Portland, Maine, and Lynn Gruber and three grandsons of Upton, Massachusetts.

KIMBALL, ROBERTA JEAN, Westbrook, ME, Oct. 30, 2005

ROBERTA JEAN KIMBALL of Westbrook, Maine, died October 30, 2005, at her home. She was born in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of Carlyle and Carrie Helen (Doughty) Horne. She graduated from Deering High School in 1956. She is survived by a son Michael Kimball and a daughter Sharon Kimball of Westbrook; two sisters, Cheryl Owen of Augusta, Maine and Sylvia Carr of Florida; four grandchildren, Michael Brian Kimball, Jenna Weare, Kaleigh Mannett, and Josie Kimball, and her former husband, Don Kimball.

SAMUELSON, W. ELEANOR, Portland, ME, Oct. 6, 2005

W. ELEANOR SAMUELSON died October 6, 2005, in Portland, Maine. She was born March 19, 1911, on Peaks Island, Maine, the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (Kimball) Trott. She ran the Metropolitan Apartments for many years, served as Docent for Longfellow House and as a volunteer at the Maine Historical Society. She was her family’s genealogist; a member of the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church of Portland. She was preceded in death by her daughter Harriet Wilson Pryor, and leaves two daughters; Almeda Wilson Emerson and her husband and Frances R. Kerr, both of Las Cruces, New Mexico, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

KIMBALL, KEITH F., Natick, MA, Sep. 18, 2005

KEITH F. KIMBALL, JR. of Natick, Massachusetts, died at the age of 77, September 18, 2005, at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home. A Natick resident for 48 years, he was born in Boston, the son of Keith F. and Bertha (____) Kimball. He was the husband of Irene R. (Sprowl) Kimball for 52 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician for the MBTA for many years, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers, Local 103, and of the Masonic Lodge of Milton, Massachusetts. He leaves three daughters, Jane E. Kimball of Whitman, Ruth E. Nelson of Natick and Valerie J. Duchaney of Millis; two grandchildren, Nicole and Christopher Duchaney.


HELEN (WOODWARD) KIMBALL of Hampden, Maine, widow of Guy E. Kimball, died September 9, 2005, at a Bangor (Maine) Hospital. She was born in Waterville, Maine, August 28, 1919, the daughter of Dorr and Rowena (Pollard) Woodward. She graduated from Stevens High School in Rumford, Maine, and Bates College in 1941. She worked with the American Red Cross during WWII, taught school and later worked for W.T. Grant Company. She was a member of the Altrusa Club of Bangor, RSVP, and the Hampden Garden Club. Surviving is her sister, Priscilla W. Duran of Fayette, Maine. She was predeceased by her husband and her two brothers, Deane M. and Hildreth B. Woodward.

KIMBALL, HERMAN, York, ME, April 30, 2005

HERMAN KIMBALL of York Maine died April 30, 2005, at his home. He was born in Rockland, Maine, July 23, 1935, the son James F. and Eva (Moor) Kimball. He moved, as a child, with his family, to York, where he was raised and attended York schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed membership in the American Legion, Post 56, where he filled a number of positions including that of Post Historian. He was, for many years, the custodian of York High School. He is survived by his wife, Emily (Long) Kimball; his brother Robert of California, sisters Barbara Fenimore of York, Elona Tobey and Mildred Martel, both of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Phyllis Rothwell of Mulbury, Florida.

KIMBALL, MICHAEL ALAN, Kittery Point, ME, April 27, 2005

MICHAEL ALAN KIMBALL of Kittery Point, Maine, died April 27, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 24, 1953, the son of Walter and Joyce (Bilbruck) Kimball. He graduated from R. W. Traip Academy with the class of 1973. He was employed since 1994 by the Kittery Water District. He is survived by his mother, his sister Cheryl Savage and her husband of Middleton, New Hampshire; three sons, Brad of Dover, New Hampshire, Patrick and Stephen of Eliot, Maine; two daughters, Lauren of Dover and Lyndsey of Eliot; his three year old grandson, Michael Vincent Kimball-Polchics, and his former wife of Eliot.

KIMBALL, WILBER BERRY Sr., Bridgton, ME, Mar. 29, 2005

WILBUR BERRY KIMBALL, SR. of Bridgton, Maine, died March 29, 2005. He was born in Bridgton, June 25, 1925, the son of George E. and Agnes M. (Berry) Kimball. He was educated in Bridgton schools, graduated from Bridgton High School, and married Ruth Davis September 12, 1948. He was employed by Central Maine Power Company for 57 years, retiring as a line supervisor. He was a member of A.F.&A.M., of Bridgton and also a member of the Bridgton Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, two sons, Robert A. and his wife and Wilbur B., Jr.; four daughters, Alletta M. Kimball, Linda C. Johnson, Julie M. Mowatt and her husband, Susan Rivet and her husband; and a sister, Frances H. Trumble; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, all of Bridgton.

STEVENS, BRUCE, Mar. 20, 2005

BRUCE STEVENS died at the age of 81 at the V.A. Nursing Home, March 20, 2005. He is survived by his widow, Margaret, sons Robert of Riverdale, New York and his wife, Brian of Gallatin, Tennessee, and Charles of Columbus, Mississippi and his wife; and grandsons Matthew, Cory and William. Mr. Stevens was a native of San Mateo, California, and served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the Korean War. He retired from J. C. Penney and was a member of Forrest Lake (Alabama) United Methodist Church, the Tuscaloosa Civitan Club and the Black Warrior Model Railroad Club.

KIMBALL, NATALIE (MORAN), Rochester, NH, Mar. 13, 2005

NATALIE M. KIMBALL, formerly of Rochester, New Hampshire, died March 13, 2005, at the Masonic Home in Manchester, New Hampshire, after a period of failing health. She was born January 11, 1913, in Concord, New Hampshire, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Colby) Moran. She was the widow of Herbert E. Kimball, who died in 1996. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Walker and her husband of Chester, Vermont and Linda Hall and her husband of Warner, New Hampshire; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

KIMBALL, PEARL LESLIE, Sanford, ME, Feb. 16, 2005

PEARL LESLIE KIMBALL, formerly of Kennebunk, Maine, died February 16, 2005, at the Greenwood Center in Sanford, Maine, following a long illness. She was born in Kennebunk, September 20, 1924, a daughter of Elmer and Eva Redlon. She was educated in Kennebunk schools. During WWII she served in the Women’s Army Corps. She was employed as a caregiver in area nursing facilities. She was predeceased by husbands Forest Nelson Leslie, Sr. and Robert Kimball, and brothers Raymond, Kenneth and Ernest Redlon. Surviving her are sons Ernest Leslie and wife of Acton, Maine, and Wayne Leslie of North Augusta, South Carolina; a brother, Maynard Redlon of Wells, Maine, a sister, Alice Bernier of Kennebunk, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KIMBALL, EVERETT C., Hopkinton, NH, Jan. 30, 2005

EVERETT C. KIMBALL of Hopkinton, Massachusetts died January 30, 2005, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Clyde and Estella (Tracy) Kimball. He was a resident of Hopkinton since 1949, and retired from Liberty Mutual Research Center in that town. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Sherborn American Legion, and a former Boy Scout troop leader. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Siebert) Kimball; sons Kenneth E. of Arkansas, Clifford A. and Wayne T. of Hopkinton, a sister, Grace, of Natick, Massachusetts, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He predeceased by a daughter, Deborah and a brother, Lewis.

McEACHERN, ANNA (KIMBALL), Saugus, MA, Dec. 13, 2004

ANNA (KIMBALL) McEACHERN of Saugus, Massachusetts, died December 13, 2004, at Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, Massachusetts. She was born July 22, 1924, in Middleton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Elmer B. and Margaret (Wentworth) Kimball. She was raised in Middleton, and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, in Rochester, New Hampshire. She lived in Boston for some years, and in Saugus for 44 years until her death. In earlier years, she was employed as secretary to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. She was a member of the Union Congregational Church in Union, New Hampshire, the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Leo O. McEachern of Saugus; two sons, Barry of Saugus and David T. of Salem, Massachusetts, an aunt, Edith Kimball of Union, and a cousin, Mrs. Virginia Wentworth, also of Union.

KIMBALL, GORDON STANLEY, Wolfeboro Falls, NH, July 29, 2004

GORDON STANLEY KIMBALL of Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire, died July 29, 2004, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born August 18, 1922, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the son of Stanley Chapman and Inez Eliza (Welch) Kimball. He was a lifelong resident of Wolfeboro, a graduate of Brewster Academy. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the New Hampshire National Guard for 18 years, and a member of American Legion Harriman-Hale Post #18. Gordon worked for the Wolfeboro Highway Department for 27 years. He was an avid genealogist and historian, a past President of the Kimball Family Association, a member of the Wolfeboro Historical Society and the Ossipee Historical Society. His work on his Kimball family was invaluable to the revision of “The History of the Kimball Family in America,” as much of this information had never previously been compiled. He is survived by the his wife of 52 years, Joan E. (Bickford) Kimball; two sons, Barry of Wolfeboro and Gregg of Quinton, Virginia and their wives; three daughters, Corlis of Arlington, Texas and her husband, Amy of Wolfeboro, and Melony of Wolfeboro and her husband; eleven grandchildren, Chistiana, Christian, Jessica, Barry, Kathryn, Savanna, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Virginia, Sara, and Asa, plus several great-grandchildren.

KIMBALL, BEATRICE (BURNS), Casco, ME, June 17, 2004

BEATRICE ‘BEA’ L. KIMBALL of Casco, Maine died June 17, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 29, 1929, in St. Albans, Vermont, the only daughter of David A. and Mabel A. (Hunt) Burns. She attended school in Vermont and then entered Deering High School when her family moved to Portland, Maine in 1942. She dropped out of school in 1944 to get married and raise a family. When the city of Portland would not give her a marriage license because she was only fifteen, she returned to Hartland to marry her husband on September 15, 1944. He died on January 21, 1997, after they had raised six children. Eventually, she went to Casco Learning Center, and finally received her diploma in 1999. At age seventy she was Valedictorian of her graduating class from Lakes Region High School. Her favorite subject was math, but she also loved the computer courses she took where she learned the ‘basics’ – and beyond. She is survived by her daughter Maria and her husband of Greene, Maine; sons Lemuel and wife of Starks, Maine, Brian C. of Slidell, Louisiana, Homer L. of Livermore Falls, Maine, and John W. and his wife of Casco, Maine, twenty grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

KIMBALL, DONALD L., Hiram, ME, May 7, 2004

DONALD L. KIMBALL of Hiram, Maine, died May 7, 2004, at Maine Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born in Hiram August 31, 1925, the 6th child of Clarence and Ada (Graffam) Kimball. He attended local schools and Fryeburg Academy, receiving his diploma after WWII. He rarely spoke of his experiences, only his pride in the time of his service. He spent his whole life in service to others through his work in the plumbing and heating business or his personal life, giving his time, knowledge and even money, freely. He was a truly remarkable man. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Durgin) Kimball of Hiram, a brother, Gordon of Eliot, Maine, and a sister, Helen Ward, of Hiram.

SANBORN, ELEANOR (KIMBALL), Hiram, ME, May 5, 2004

ELEANOR KIMBALL SANBORN passed away May 5, 2004 after a courageous struggle with respiratory problems. She was born in Hiram, Maine, the daughter of Clarence and Ada (Graffam) Kimball, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1941. After attending business college in Portland, Maine, she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. When her mother died she gave up her career and returned to Hiram to care for her father and younger siblings. After the war she married Kermit A. Sanborn and they raised three children. Eleanor was Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star at the Mt. Moriah Chapter #6 in Denmark, Maine, and a life member of the Pondicherry Chapter #192 of Bridgton, Maine. She was survived by her husband of 58 years, sons Vaughn and William and their wives, daughter Susan and her husband; two brothers and a sister, and two grandsons.

KIMBALL, LUTHENE G. ‘LUKE’, Hopkinton, MA, April 21, 2004

LUTHENE G. ‘LUKE’ KIMBALL of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, aged 53, died April 21, 2004, at Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, son of the late Luthene Kimball, and moved to Centerville with his family as a child. He was a graduate of Barnstable High School, where he played football. He graduated from Colby College in Maine, where he also played football, including the undefeated team of 1973. While at Colby he was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. At the time of his death he was employed at EMC Corporation in Franklin, Massachusetts as a commodity specialist. Mr. Kimball was a member of the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee and the Hopkinton Cemetery Commission, active with the Boy Scouts, a member of the Hopkinton High School Boosters Club and served as a coach for the Hopkinton Youth Basketball and Soccer. He leaves a wife, Linda (Mazzaro) Kimball; two sons, Christopher L. of Jersey City, NJ, and Brian Victor of Hopkinton; his mother, Jane Kimball-Hagstrom, a brother Jim of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and two sisters, Joan Langenbach and Mimi O’Neill and their husbands.

KIMBALL, NORMAN, HARTLEY, Sheldon Creek, VT, Mar. 6, 2004

NORMAN HARTLEY KIMBALL died March 6, 2004 at his home in Sheldon Creek, Vermont. He was born April 23, 1923, in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, one of twin sons of Howard F. and Mildred (Croft) Kimball. He was survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret (Crowe) Kimball, his four daughters, Carolyn, Diane, Norma, and Melinda with their spouses and partners, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, his brother Robert and his wife, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his twin brother, Richard, and his beloved son, Thomas. He worked at the mill in Sheldon Springs for 45 years. His greatest joys in life were his family, his faith and his garden.

CRIMMINS, C.J “Sandy”, Hillsboro, NH, Jan 5, 2003

C. J. “SANDY” CRIMMINS of Hillsboro, New Hampshire died January 5, 2003. He was born in San Francisco March 6, 1949, the son of Cornelius H. and Catherine (Kimball) Crimmins. He graduated in 1967 from the Morristown Academy in New Jersey and from the University of San Diego in 1972. After college he returned to New Hampshire and spent fourteen years at Indian Head Bank. There he rose to Vice- President of Retail Bank for Holding Company. At the same time he graduated from UNH’s Executive MBA Program. He later worked in Boston. In 1997 he joined Laconia Savings Bank as senior vice-president of Retail Banking & Information Systems. Family members include his wife, Gail (Feinberg) Crimmins, and his mother Catherine, both of Hillsboro; a son, Christopher B. Crimmins of Manchester, NH, a daughter Joanna of Snowmass, Colorado, and a step-daughter, Stephanie J. Buckley of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and a granddaughter.


SUSIE (ARNOLD) KIMBALL died January 4, 2003 at Beverly (MA) Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Pike, New Hampshire, May 30, 1934, the daughter of Everett and Susan (Hutchins) Kimball. She was educated in Pike and graduated from Haverhill, NH, Academy. She worked for many years for Brigham Corp. in its stores in North Beverly, Peabody and Danvers, Massachusetts. Family members included her husband of nearly 50 years, Leonard H. Kimball; a daughter, Laurel K. Johnson, two sons; Douglas N. of Arizona and Timothy of Newbury, New Hampshire, six grandchildren, two sister and a brother.

KIMBALL, JEAN LUELLA (Mrs, Sterling), Flint, MI, December 14, 2002

JEAN LUELLA KIMBALL (Mrs, Sterling) born September 30, 1924 at Port Huron, Michigan, died December 14, 2002 at Flint, Michigan.

KIMBALL, WARD, Arcadoa, CA, July 10, 2002
WARD KIMBALL died July 10, 2002 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, of natural causes, according to Howard E. Green, of Disney’s Buena Vista Marketing. He was 88 years old. Kimball joined the Disney organization in 1934, animating or serving as director for such classics as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio,” “Fantasia,” and “Peter Pan.” Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of W. Disney Co. and nephew of the founder, recalled that “he was a brilliant animator and film maker with a distinct style and humor all his own.” Among Kimball’s contributions were the redesign of Mickey Mouse and the creation of Jiminy Cricket for “Pinocchio.” Kimball said he drew more than a dozen versions before ending with a figure that “looked like Mr. Pickwick, but with no ears, no nose and no hair….” Ward retired from Disney in 1973 and re-emerged five years later to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 50th birthday. Besides creating animated characters, Kimball had a Dixieland jazz band in 1948 called the Firehouse Five Plus Two. This group recorded a dozen albums and appeared on TV shows of that period.
KIMBALL, BRENDA (COLEMAN), Grand Blanc, MI, Feb. 2, 2002
BRENDA D. (COLEMAN) KIMBALL of “Burton”died February 2, 2002 at Genesys Health Park, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. She was born Pikeville, Kentucky on May 26, 1951. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, and children James, Mark, Pam and Angela; grandchildren Rachel, Kayla, Jane, Samantha Taylor, Alison and Wesley plus several brothers and sisters.
KIMBALL, MAULSBY, Dec 17, 1987

Maulsby Kimball was born 21 May 1904 in New York, and died 17 Dec 1987. The 1925 NY State Census shows the family living in Aurora, Erie County NY. Much was written about Maulsby, March 14, 1986, by Gloria Beverage, Community Life Editor, in the Auburn Journal, Placer County, CA. To quote Gloria's article in part "The artist is as colorful as his paintings. At age 84, Maulsby Kimball makes no apologies for his painfully slow gait or his deteriorating hearing and vision. A native of Buffalo, New York, Kimball started studying art in 1934 at the Art Student's League in New York. In 1928 or 1929 he said, "It hit me that was what life was all about" He went back to his hometown and studied in a school there for two years. From there Kimball studied French modem painting with Henry McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. But what probably changed Kimball's attitude toward art was his encounter with the art works of Rudolf Steiner. "I got the feeling and symbolism that I've been working on ever since," he explained.

Maulsby's quote "when a person sees a beautiful sunset, there are beautiful sensations that wash over him. Those are the types of sensations I hope to evoke with my paintings"

Two of his paintings are on display at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard. Others are in private collections in 16 countries on 4 continents. In 1985 he was invited to exhibit his paintings and lecture at the Idiart Festival in Chartres, France."

Although he did not favor any one of the 32 paintings in the Auburn show over another, Kimball explained, "a look at the price tag gives an indication of their value to the artist". The higher priced ones, including "Ascension" and "Come Unto Me" at $1200.00 each, are one-of-a kind.

KIMBALL, GEORGE WARREN, U.S. Miltary, June 19, 1945

George Warren Kimball, abt. 21 years of age, a resident of Milford, NH. He was born in Asbury, MA. George was one of five children born to Oliver and Annie P. Kimball. The Milford, NH, 1930 Federal Census lists the chidren of Oliver and Annie P. Kimball as Oliver 8 yrs, George 6 yrs, Lillian M. 4 yrs, Russell B, 2-1/2 yrs, and Maurice, one month.

George enlisted in the army in Manchester, NH, on 14 Sept 1942. The enlistment info shows that he had been employed in the manufacture of paper & pulp and was single w/o dependents. He served in the Cavalry as a private. He died 19 June 1945 ( abt 21 years old) in Manila. He was buried in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines. The white cross on his gravesite (Plot D. row 12, Grave 209) states that he was a Private First Class. 37th Reconnaissance Troop, 37th Infantry Division, of the US Army. He was "Killed in Action" and awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Milford, NH honored 13 fallen World War II heroes of which George Warren Kimball was one. The monument in the WWII Memorial Park contains the names of more than 500 Milford residents who served in World War II, but did not include the names of the 13 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The town of Milford, NH had planted 13 arborvitae trees in 1948. These trees were replaced in 2014 with 13 new trees and bronze plaques behind the existing granite monument in this beautiful park along the Souhegan River.