LACONIA - Muriel F. Gove, 87, formerly of Laconia passed away Dec. 6, 2012, at Presidential Oaks in Concord, surrounded by her loving family.
The Guest Book is expired.
A lifelong resident of Laconia, she was born there on Sept. 23, 1925, the daughter of Ona A. and Ezolla L. (Glover) Moody.
Muriel graduated from Laconia High School. She was employed for many years at the Lakeport Rexall Drug Store and had been a cashier on the Mount Washington and had also been employed at the Laconia Clinic. She held membership in the Hannah Frances Rebekah Lodge 41 of Lakeport.
Her son and daughter wrote of her: "Mom was the most kind, generous, loving mother we could ever ask for. She spoiled us something terrible, kept us dressed to the nines and stood up for us always. She loved babies and would babysit for anyone just for the opportunity to shower her love on the little ones. She was as stubborn as they come and loved a good argument every now and then. Mom was loyal to a fault and we loved her beyond expression. She has played such a wonderful role in our lives and we miss her something awful."
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Bickford of Hooksett; a son, R. Skip Gove of Auburn; six grandchildren, Bethany St. Laurent of Manchester, Sarah Snowden of Ohio, Daryl Gove of Meredith, Kaytlyn Constantinou of Chelmsford Mass., Eryn Haugen of Scottsdale Ariz., and Chelsea Gove of Kissimmee Fla.; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Gove.
services: A visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 50 Adams Pond Road, Derry. A funeral ceremony will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia. The McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., Manchester, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 9, 2012