Charlotte Anna (Buecher) Kimball
CONCORD - Charlotte Anna (Buecher) Kimball, 89, passed away on March 21, 2013 after a full life with family at her side. She was born to Eugene and Agnes Buecher in Manchester, Charlotte graduated from Manchester's West High School, class of 1941B, and then worked at Travelers Insurance Co. until her marriage on April 12, 1943, to 2nd Lt. Roland B. Kimball USAF, also of Manchester.
After World War II the couple made their home in Concord, for 18 years, where they raised their three sons. In 1965 the family moved to Durham, where Roland joined the University of NH faculty. Charlotte designed and oversaw the construction of their homes in Concord and then in Durham, on the Oyster River where they resided for 39 years.
As a member of the Durham Community Church she served on various committees and was a member of Folk Club and the Tuesday Afternoon Club. Always interested in the arts, she took courses at UNH and served for many years as a docent at the UNH art gallery. Her own artistic touch brought cheer to many. For 13 years she was a feature writer for the Transcript, a local weekly newspaper.
Her volunteer work included working with UNH foreign students, delivering Meals-on-Wheels, and chairing New Hampshire Public Television's Art Auctions at its inception. During Durham's 1976 Bi-Centennial celebration she chaired the collecting of artifacts buried in the vault at the Sullivan Monument. She was a member of the Durham Historic Association and the UNH ARA.
As members of the Appalachian Mountain Club she and her husband climbed all the New Hampshire's 4000 foot peaks with family and friends. Travels took the couple all over the USA, Canada, and Europe. They spent a sabbatical year in Germany and traveled to New Zealand on their 50th wedding anniversary.
In 2004 she moved to Riverwoods in Exeter, with her husband, Roland, who predeceased her in 2008. Being a grandmother and interacting with her three grandsons brought Charlotte great joy, and knowing that her children were always there for her with caring support brought her great comfort.
Her family includes: three sons, Thomas and his wife Barbara of Stuart, Florida; Kenneth and his wife Sarah of Jackson, and their son Eric and his wife Carolyn; Scott and Martha of Auburn/Candia, and their sons Ian and Colin; a sister Miriam Miner and niece Julie Miner White of Marshfield Hills, Mass. and nephews Jeffrey Miner of Rutland, Mass., David Miner of Boulder, Colo. and their spouses and children.
She was truly a role model on how best to appreciate adventure, the goodness and beauty in life and the joy of contributing back to family and society.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the University of NH Excellence in Teaching Scholarship, UNH Foundation, John S. Elliott Alumni Center, Durham, N.H. 03824. There will be a Celebration of her life in the Great Bay Room at Riverwoods in Exeter, N.H. on April 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
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