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BETTY JANE COFFIN, 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.

JUDITH KIMBALL, 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.

EMORY HOWARD KIMBALL, 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.

ELLIOT KIMBALL, 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.

NANCY MULLER BROWN, July 20, 2011
Nancy Muller Brown passed away 20 Jul 2011. The lost of this long time member is saddening for all the Kimball Family.
JAMES E. KIMBALL II, 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."
KOREY P. KUCKER, May 26, 2011
Korey P. Kucker, Born-Jun 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.
ROBERT JOSEPH KIMBALL, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 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.

DONALD JACOBS, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 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.

MARJORIE L. (WHITE) NOCIVELL, 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.

WALTER FALES, 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.

ALICE F. MUCHNIC, Kennebunk, ME, June 28, 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.

ARTHUR J. KIMBALL, 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.
ALICE B. REID, 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.

STUART (BUD) KIMBALL, Gilbert, AZ, April 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.
ROLAND BALDWIN KIMBALL, Exeter, NH, January 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.
MARY KIMBALL (KIM) MATHES, 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.
JEANNE (ROBERTS) KIMBALL, York, ME, February 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.
EDWIN KIMBALL, York, ME, February 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.
ROBERTA JEAN KIMBALL, Westbrook, ME, October 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.
W. ELEANOR SAMUELSON, Portland, ME, October 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.
KEITH F. KIMBALL, Natick, MA, September 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, September 9, 2005
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.
HERMAN KIMBAL, 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.
MICHAEL ALAN KIMBALL, 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.
WILBUR BERRY KIMBALL, SR., Bridgton, ME, March 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.
BRUCE STEVENS, March 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.
NATALIE M. KIMBALL, Rochester, NH, March 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.
PEARL LESLIE KIMBALL, Sanford, ME, February 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.
EVERETT C. KIMBALL, Hopkinton, ME, January 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.
ANNA (KIMBALL) McEACHERN, Saugus, MA, December 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.
GORDON STANLEY KIMBALL, 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.
BEATRICE ‘BEA’ L. KIMBALL, 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.
DONALD L. KIMBALL, 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.
ELEANOR KIMBALL SANBORN, 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.
LUTHENE G. ‘LUKE’ KIMBALL, 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.
NORMAN HARTLEY KIMBALL, Sheldon Creek, VT, March 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.
C. J. “SANDY” CRIMMINS, January 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, MA, January 4, 2003
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.
JEAN LUELLA KIMBALL (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.
WARD KIMBALL, 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.
BRENDA D. (COLEMAN) KIMBALL, Grand Blanc, MI, February 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.