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KINGSTON, NH: Marilyn B. Bartlett, 86, of 3 Country Lane, died on February 12, 2016 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home. A lifelong Kingston resident, Mrs. Bartlett dedicated her life to volunteering in her hometown. She was the daughter of Ralph H. and L. Evelyn (Nason) Bake and graduated from Sanborn Seminary. She attended Northern Essex Community College in the mid 1970’s.

Mrs. Bartlett served on the Kingston Planning Board, was a Trustee and Treasurer of the First Congregational Church of Kingston, and was a member of Kingston Business and Professional Women’s Club. She also served as Kingston Selectman, and as a member of the Sanborn Regional School Board, the Kingston Days Committee, and Kingston’s 300th Anniversary Committee. She was a PTA President, 4-H Leader, member of the Kingston Fire Department Auxiliary, Sunday school teacher and member of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Bartlett was selected as the Kingston BPW’s Woman of Achievement twice and was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the New Hampshire Municipal Association in 2003. She was known for her determination in the face of adversity and her love for her community and her church.

Family members include four children, Lynne Merrill and her husband John, W. Stuart Bartlett III and his companion Stephanie Gonzalez, and Steven Bartlett, all of Kingston, and Nancy Juneau of Manchester, NH. She also leaves her sister Norma Jervis of Atkinson, NH; four grandsons, Michael Merrill, Brendan and Ryan Juneau and Steven Bartlett Jr., and five nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased her brother Ralph R. “Ronnie” Bake.

A special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Rockingham County Nursing Home for their extraordinary care and their love for Marilyn.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4-7 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 12 PM at the First Congregational Church, located on 6 Church St. in Kingston, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the First Congregational Church of Kingston, 6 Church St., Kingston, NH 03848. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 25, 2016
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