Eleanor "Ellie" Pearson
1913 - 2010 SPOFFORD, NH Eleanor "Ellie" J. Pearson, 97, of River Road, Westmoreland, formerly of Spring Street, Spofford, passed away Wednesday morning at the Maplewood Nursing Home after a period of declining health.
She was born in Hardscrabble, Spofford, on June 12, 1913, daughter of John and Jessie Mercer Schlichting. Mrs. Pearson was a lifelong resident of Spofford.
On June 16, 1929, she married Arvid W. 'Pat' Pearson.
Mrs. Person worked as a homemaker mostly, caring for family. During World War II, she worked two summers at the Erholf in Spofford while her husband was in the Navy.
Mrs. Pearson was a member of the Brattleboro Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, as well as belonging to the Mt. Pisterene Grange in Spofford. She was a skilled equestrian, not only riding but working with and owning her own horses. But what earned her acclaim in the village of Spofford were her cooking and baking skills. She not only made and decorated many cakes for her own family over the years for various birthdays and other functions, she was often called upon by friends and neighbors to do the same.
She leaves two daughters, Isabelle J. Mann and her husband, Kimball, of Spofford and Eleanor M. Volz of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren, James Volz and his wife, Lynda, of Montpelier, Vt., Linda Volz of Albuquerque, N.M., Tecia Dimond of Durham, N.C., Laura Aldrich and her husband, Craig, of Corrales, N.M., Gretchen Volz of Albuquerque, N.M., Victoria Gosselin and her husband, Don, of Rio Rancho, N,M,, Thea Tzamaloukas of Corrales, N,M,, Susan Mernick of Shelburne, Vt., Patricia Shappy and her husband, Bill, of Rutland Vt., and Andrew Mann of Rutland, Vt.; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Pearson's husband of 47 years died in 1976. She was also predeceased by her brothers, John Orr, Otto 'Benny' Schlichting and Daniel Schlichting as well as her sister, Jessie Rudolph, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth 'Lisa' Volz.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 12 noon at the FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com ). Calling Hours will be held one hour prior, from 11 to 12. Burial will follow at the family plot in the Village Cemetery in Spofford Village.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in Ellie Pearson's name to either the Maplewood Activities Fund, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467 or to Beacon Hospice, 391 West Street, Keene, NH 03431.