BOSCAWEN - Winona Ford Anketell, 86, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Concord Hospital following a period of declining health.
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She was born in Holderness on Jan. 15, 1925, the daughter of William F. and Hattie (Weeks) Ford. She attended elementary school in Holderness and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1941. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Plymouth Teachers College in 1945, attended the University of North Carolina and received a master's degree in Education from the University of New Hampshire in 1968.
She taught in elementary schools in Bridgewater, Center Harbor, Holderness, Woodstock and Concord. She was also an elementary school library supervisor in Concord when she retired in 1975 due to ill health.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Concord and a life member of New Hampshire Retired Educators Association, the National Education Association and the N.E.A.-New Hampshire.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed her family, house plants, flowers and pets.
She considered herself blessed by her wonderful Rolfe Street area neighbors.
Winona was predeceased by her husband, Eugene, in 2004.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Brown of Leominster, Mass.; three granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
A chapel service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the chapel in New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 2 Wall St., Manchester 03101; the Athritis Foundation, Northern Chapter, 6 Chennell Drive, Concord 03301; or to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association hospice program, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Dec. 12, 2011