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HAMPTON, N.H. — Laura G. Eld, 83, of Hampton, died peacefully Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

She was born in Newton, March 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Clarence B. and Cecilia (Wilcox) Green.

Laura attended Newton schools and graduated from Sanborn Seminary in Kingston with the class of 1945, and the former Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Brookline in 1946.

She worked for several companies as a secretary and bookkeeper for 42 years, which included the former Towle Silver in Newburyport, Exeter Footwear, Northeast Cartage in North Hampton and Ardee Construction Company in Hampton.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hampton and an active member of the Grange for 69 years (Patrons of Husbandry). She was a member of Eclipse Grange 311 of Newton, Oceanside Grange 260 of Hampton, East Rockingham Pomona Grange 11, NH State Grange and the National Grange.

She was extremely devoted and involved in what the Grange stood for in the community such as the dictionary project offering dictionary's to 3rd graders at Marston School. Laura held an office since joining at age 14. She was also an avid reader of mystery books.

Family members include her son, Daniel C. Stires of San Antonio; two daughters, Christine Stires Moore and husband Earl of Manhattan, Kan., Martha E. Borden and husband Robert of Kittery, Maine; six grandchildren, Erin Moore, Kevin Moore and wife Moira, Bryan Moore and wife Kendall all of Manhattan, Kan., Eric Stires and wife Theresa of Farmington, N.M., Matthew Dorr and wife Genevieve and Phoebe Borden, all of Kittery; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Boyd Stires, Wendy Elizabeth Stires and Wyatt Graison Moore; two sisters, Winnie Bearce of Newton, Martha Wall of Hawthorne, Fla.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, C. Maynard and Herman W. Green.

ARRANGEMENTS: No calling hours were requested. Private family graveside services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 418 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842; or the Lane Memorial Library, Academy Avenue, Hampton, NH 03842. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. To sign an online guestbook, go to www.RemickGendron.com.
Published on  March 24, 2011
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