Elaine Quackenbush
1929 - 2021
Elaine Quackenbush

Orford, NH — Elaine Ruth Bryan Quackenbush, of Orford, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, New Hampshire on April 23, 2021. She was born December 4, 1929 to Ruth and Allen Bryer and lived with her parents and sister, June, in Brookfield, Vermont for her early years. When she was around five years of age her family moved to Orford where her father was employed on the Lufkin farm. Elaine spent the rest of her life as an Orford resident.

Elaine attended the Orford schools and graduated from the Orford High School. In her youth, she learned to play the piano and the guitar. Music was an important part of her life and she and June played in a band, June on guitar and Elaine on the piano, at Bedell's Barn in Orford every Saturday night for many years. She and June also played at many other venues.

Elaine married Robert Quackenbush and together they had one child, Lyle Quackenbush. They built a house right down the road from her childhood home and within sight of her sister June and husband Bill's house.

Elaine and her sister June went through their lives doing as much as they could together. Elaine and June married the brothers, Bob and Bill Quackenbush, which made their sisterly connection even stronger. Known for their cooking and baking talents, they also would work together every summer and fall on lovely gardens and canning the produce from them. Their pickles were known to be the best in the region and their love for providing truly great meals for their family-legend.

Elaine is survived by her son, Lyle Quackenbush and his wife Kellie; her nephew, Russell Quackenbush, his wife Ruth Sainte-Quackenbush and their daughters Tiffanie Sainte-Quackenbush and Enjoli Parker; nephew Gary Quackenbush and his wife Deb and their children: Seth Quackenbush and Andrea Warren and family, Lydia and husband Steven Rhoads and family; Liz Smith and family; Valerie Russell and her husband Steve Sharp; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the Orford Main Street Cemetery on June 27, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. A gathering will follow pending state Covid-19 restrictions at the time.

To leave a message of condolence, please send cards to Lyle Quackenbush, or Russel Quackenbush or Gary Quackenbush c/o Orford UCC, PO Box 133. Orford, NH 03777-0133.

Graveside Service Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:30 PM Orford Main Street Cemetery (West Cemetery) NH Route 10 and Archertown Road Orford, NH 03777
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Published by Valley News on Jun. 20, 2021.
Graveside service
Orford Main Street Cemetery (West Cemetery)
NH Route 10 and Archertown Road, Orford, NH
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