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Nan Lee Howkins

Exeter, New Hampshire

Jun 17, 1941 – May 12, 2020 (Age 78)


June 17, 1941
May 12, 2020
Exeter, New Hampshire


Cremation Society of New Hampshire - Hampton Obituary

On May 12, 2020, Nan Lee (Rivers) Howkins passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Durham, NH. Nan was born on June 17, 1941, the only child of Raymond E. and Margaret "Tisch" (Dorr) Rivers, and raised in Essex Junction and South...

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Im so sorry to read this news. Nan and her staff gave my three boys great nursery school and pre-school summer camp experiences, and later on she was so kind to them (and me) when they attended after-school day care at Childrens Corner. I always knew they were happy, safe, and well cared for while I was at work. Thank you, Nan, for all the kindnesses you showed my family over the years. Peace.

God Bless You Nan, for all your love for the Ridgefield community and a F.C.C member.With love and prayers to you and Family. Peace,Grace and Love. Daniel J McGinty

My deepest condolences to all of you. I have many fond memories from when you would visit Vermont.Keeping you all in my thoughts,Mary (Croker) Sicard

Dear Stu and family, We were very sorry to hear of Nan's recent passing. Please know that your extended church family at FCC Ridgefield will keep you in our prayers as you walk through the inevitably sad days ahead. Peace, brother Stu.

Nan was an amazingly strong and generous lady who always made my visits to the US a time to remember. Both her and cousin Stu would always ensure that their home was open and welcoming to all who visited. I will never forget the fun that i always had when her.
I always admired the strength she had and the formidable impact she made within her community and in the childcare sector particularly.
Nan, you will be missed tremendously but thank you for the wonderful memories you have...

My sincere condolences to you, Stuart, and all the family! We only met once when you both came to Victoria B C back in the 60's! I've known all your family since I was born, and you will always be remembered! R I P

Nan was a classmate at Burlington High School. I
remember her as being brilliant but also with a great sense of humor.
Sympathies to her family'

Stu, I remember when I first met you and Nan and we went to dinner at the Salty Dog (if I remember correctly). I was nervous about meeting you, but between your accent and Nan's smile I instantly felt comfortable. I appreciate the way you both opened your arms and hearts in welcoming me into the family. Last fall I enjoyed the hikes and pretending to be bears in a cave, and the trolley ride with Nan. I wish I had more adventures with the family but know that all of our future time together...

Being the Music Director of a church with Nan Howkins in the Choir was a privilege and a blessing. Nan was smart as as whip; she was a great alto; and she had a wonderful sense of humor to go along with her infectious smile and twinkle. Nan, your singing blessed many folks over the years (including this musician), and I leave readers hereof with some words others heard you and the Choir sing (from Revelation and the pen of Edgar Bainton): "And God shall wipe away all tears from their...