Edith N. ChaseEdith Newlin Chase, 99, of Keene died Oct. 15, 2004, at The Woodward Home in Keene.
She was born on a farm in the Quaker community of Sugar Grove, Plainsfield, Ind., daughter of Eli J. and Mary Etta (Pickett) Newlin. She graduated from Olney Friends Boarding School in Barnesville, Ohio, in 1923, attended classes in writing and education at Bank Street College of Education in New York City, and taught preschool children in the City and Country School there.
Mrs. Chase was a member of the Second Congregational Church of East Alstead.
She was also a member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.
Her husband, Heman Chase, whom she married in 1933, died in 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Chase of Somerville, Mass., and Margaret Perry of Kensington; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Mrs. Chase is also survived by two sons-in-law, John Mann of Somerville, Mass., and Seth Perry of Kensington.
In 1928, she was invited to East Alstead by Mary Chase (Burroughs) to help run Mill Hollow Children’s Camp, which she did for four summers.
She and her husband taught at the Spring Hill School in Litchfield, Conn., and Manhasset Bay School on Long Island before settling permanently in East Alstead. In the home they built there, she ran a nursery school at various periods for many years.
Mrs. Chase always had a vegetable garden, saying, “I don’t know how not to garden!”
She and her husband conducted woodworking classes in the mill for neighborhood children.
Mrs. Chase often served as the rodman for her husband when he surveyed.
They were active in many community endeavors. They shared their home with a number of people over the years and touched the lives of many beyond.
She began to write poetry as a child. She carried a pencil stub and tags from grain bags in her pocket while she milked, ready to jot down any inspiration that came.
As a member of the Writers’ Lab at Bank Street College, she began to publish children’s poems and later published two small collections. Three of her children’s picture books were translated into several languages.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Chase touched many lives through her teaching, her poetry and her friendship.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in East Alstead. Burial will be in the Lower Cemetery, East Alstead. Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Keene is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Chase’s memory to the American Friends Service Committee, 1515 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102-1477.
Services for Beverly A. Davis of West Swanzey, who died Oct. 30, 2004, in Manchester, were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Keene.
Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1413 Ladies Auxiliary — Chaplain Barbara Livengood, President Susan Chamberlain and Trustee Donna Hallowell — conducted the service.
Burial followed in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery in West Swanzey. Bearers were Mrs. Davis’ nephews James Tetreault, Richard Tetreault, Patrick Tetreault Jr., Justin Tetreault, Donald Tetreault and Robert Paige.
Patricia M. FennPatricia M. Fenn, 67, of 33 Oak Circle, Keene, died Nov. 9, 2004, at Genesis ElderCare Keene Center after a period of failing health.
Funeral arrangements and a full obituary will be announced later by Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Keene.
James F. KellomJames F. Kellom, 52, of Vernon, Vt., died Nov. 7, 2004, in a shooting in Vernon.
He was born in Brattleboro Aug. 30, 1952, son of Donald C. and Mary (Temple) Kellom, attended Winchester schools, and graduated from Thayer High School in Winchester in 1970.
He lived in Winchester and Ashuelot before moving to Vernon in 1974.
Mr. Kellom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1977.
From 1974 to 1984, he worked for Green Mountain Security at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. In 1984, he began work in the utility department at Vermont Yankee, and was a foreman in that department.
He was past commander of American Legion Post 5 in Brattleboro and was athletic director for Post 5. He had been president and chaplain at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3968 in Winchester, and a member of Elks Lodge 1499 and Eagles Aerie 2034, both in Brattleboro.
Mr. Kellom was a former member of the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and was a special police officer with the Vernon Police Department in the 1970s.
Survivors include two daughters, Amy Kellom and Denise Kellom-Hoague, both of Hinsdale; his mother, Mary Scarborough of Winchester; three brothers, Barry Kellom and Mark Kellom, both of Winchester, and Keith Kellom of Springfield, Vt.; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Rebecca (Johnson) Kellom of Vernon.
Mr. Kellom is also survived by two grandchildren, Alexis Kellom and Kierra Kellom-Hoague, both of Hinsdale.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery on the corner of Forest Lake and Richmond roads in Winchester.
There are no calling hours. O’Connor-Carr Funeral Home of Winchester is in charge of arrangements.
The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Mr. Kellom’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 121 Connor Way, Suite 240, Box 1460, Williston, Vt. 05495; or Brattleboro Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 802, Brattleboro 05302.
Danny J. TenneyDanny Joe Tenney, 42, of Jones Road, Charlestown, died Nov. 6, 2004, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
He was born in Bellows Falls June 29, 1962, son of Bernie and Marlyne (Haley) Tenney, and lived in Charlestown all his life. He graduated in 1981 from Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, where he was on the football team. He later graduated from Phoenix (Ariz.) Institute of Technology.
Mr. Tenney had worked for Merriam Graves Corp. for the past eight years as a technician dealing with cryogenic liquids.
He had been president of the Charlestown Lions Club and played softball on a Charlestown team sponsored by KC Graphics.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly A. (Benjamin) Tenney of Charlestown, whom he married Aug. 9, 2003; a stepdaughter, Amber Bigelow of Charlestown; his mother, Marlyne (Haley) Tenney of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three brothers, Bernie “Butch” Tenney of Newport, and Michael Tenney and Edwin Tenney, both of Charlestown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His father, Bernie Whitney Tenney Sr., died Jan. 10, 2002.
Mr. Tenney is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Diane Tenney of Newport, and Marie Tenney and Nancy Tenney, both of Charlestown.
He loved his family and enjoyed going to Maine with his wife.
Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Charlestown Congregational Church. Rev. Malcolm Grobe, interim pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stringer Funeral Home’s Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main St. (www.stringerfh.com).
The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Mr. Tenney’s memory to Charlestown Lions Club, in care of Dan Tenney Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 129, Charlestown 03603.