Eunice Madelene Woods, died on January 2, 2019 in Lunenburg, MA. She was born on July 19, 1921, daughter of Wayne and Madelene Whitcomb in Haverhill, NH.
She grew up on the Hill farm in Swiftwater, NH, attending the one room Nutter School before graduating from Bath High School where she was Valedictorian.
She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Clarke Woods, on July 25, 1940. Together they raised 3 sons, C. Timothy, Stephen Alan and John Whitcomb, while living in many different cities including Woburn, MA, Providence, RI, Omaha, NE, Syracuse, NY, Utica, NY, Pelham, NY, Easton, NH, and St. Augustine, FL. Following Walter's passing, after 64 years of marriage, she relocated through Jacksonville, FL, Essex, VT and Lunenburg, MA.
While living in Omaha Eunice was very active in Newcomers Club where she and Walter made many lifelong friends. In Utica she joined the League of Women Voters rising to be president of the local chapter. In that role she met with then Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Senator Jacob Javits. She spoke widely to various groups throughout central NY about political issues of
Following Walters's retirement they returned to the White Mountains of NH where she pursued her interest in local and family history. She was instrumental in having the state of New Hampshire erect a plaque along Rt. 112 in Easton commemorating the lost village of Wildwood, a logging community that included several sawmills, a school and post office as well as several homes and a boarding house.
Eunice is survived by her son John, sister Kathlyn, daughters-in-law, Andrea, Donna and Midge, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She will be interred in the family plot in Swiftwater, NH at a private ceremony. Donations in her name can be made to the Bath Historical Society.
Published by Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 13, 2019.