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Gladys Mae (Damon) Newbegin(1913-2013)

Gladys Mae Newbegin, 99, formerly of Warner died on Wednesday, February 27, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.

Gladys was born in Buckfield, Maine, in June 1913 to Wilson and Hazel (Keene) Damon and was a member of the Class of 1931 from Buckfield High School.

She moved to New Hampshire many years ago helping her husband, Charles, to raise their family. She worked for many years as a clerk for the United Life Insurance Co. and has enjoyed many years of retirement. Gladys was an outdoors person enjoying all she could. She loved to fish and hunt or to go for a hike and camping.

Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1984; a sister, Lillian Morris; and four brothers, Richard, George, Norman and Stanley Damon.

She is survived by her daughter Hazel Johnson and her husband, Cyril, of Contoocook; Eugene Newbegin of Warner; two stepsons Donald Scovil of Loudon; James Scovil and his wife, Barbara, of Harrington, Maine; three sisters Laura Atkinson, Marjorie Gessner and Mildred Newton, whom are all from Buckfield, Maine; 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be no calling hours, a Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Warner. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Hiram, Maine. Pastor Bob Wyand will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Edna McKenna Trust Fund c/o the Merrimack County Nursing Home 325 D.W. Highway Boscawen, NH 03303.

Published in The Concord Monitor from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013
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