H. Virginia "Ginny" Coombs (1942 - 2014)

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BRISTOL - H. Virginia "Ginny" Coombs, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 6, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Ginny was born Feb. 11, 1942, the fifth and youngest child of the late Vincent M. and Evenly M. (Hammond) Sawyer. She was brought up in Framingham, Mass. graduating from Framingham High School in 1960. She continued to live and work in Framingham. In April 1969 she married Paul Coombs. They started married life in Framingham, later moving to and making a home in Jaffrey. Both of their sons, David and Daniel Coombs were born and raised in Jaffrey. The family relocated to Bristol, N.H. in Oct. 1994.

In her life Ginny was a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family. She was employed at Millipore in Jaffrey and later as a homemaker for Home Health Services in Keene and Peterborough. Later she was employed by Lutheran Home Services in the Bristol area until her retirement. For many years she was an active member of the Pasquaney Snow Shoe Club. She belonged to the Newfound Area Cancer Support Group where she made many wonderful friends.

Ginny was married for 45 years to the late Paul F. Coombs. She is survived by her sons, Daniel Coombs of Bristol and, David Coombs of Lebanon. She leaves a sister, Shirley Brown of Ashland, Mass. and a brother, Richard V. Sawyer of Escondido, Calif. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Betsey Strong of Richmond, Texas; two cousins; Peggy Robbins and Audrey Pendelton both of South Deerfield, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters: Charlotte Divine of Framingham, Mass. and Sandra Bogus of Milford, Mass.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Hampton Community Church; burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake Street, Bristol, N.H. 03222 or the New Hampton Community Church, 14 Church Lane, New Hampton, N.H. 03256.

Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on July 8, 2014