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North Haverhill, N.H. - Josefina Iragorri Roudebush, 90, of Mt. Lakes, N.H., died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H., following a brief illness.

She was born in Popayan, Colombia, on March 19, 1922, a daughter of Arcadio and Ismaelina (Cordoba) Iragorri. Mrs. Roudebush came to the United States in 1952 and became a citizen in 1954. She married Samuel I. Roudebush on Aug. 22, 1952, and he predeceased her on Jan. 10, 2005. With her husband Sam, she moved to Mt. Lakes in 1987 from New Haven. She volunteered at Cottage Hospital, was a member of Round the World Women, an international women's club at Yale University, and was a former member of Prospect Country Club in Connecticut. Josefina also attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Woodsville.

Survivors include 3 sons, Samuel T. Roudebush and wife, Sally, of Gales Ferry and Fairfax, Va., Peter V. Z. Roudebush and wife, LaWanda, of Davenport, Iowa, and Robert E. Roudebush of Mt. Lakes, N.H.; a daughter, Susan R. Williams of Norfolk, Va.; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora Barerra of Levittown, N.Y.; a niece, Nora Iragorri; and a nephew, Michael Iragorri; along with other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H. A prayer service and family reflection will be offered at 6:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 15 Pine St., Woodsville, with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.

For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com

Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Day on June 7, 2012
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