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Jean Eleanor (Hydren) Long

Jean Eleanor (Hydren), age 82, of Sanbornton, NH passed on suddenly December 29, 2009. Born in Cambridge MA, the daughter of Arthur and Doris (Brower) Hydren, Jean graduated from Belmont High School, Belmont, MA, Martha Washington College, VA and Katherine Dell Secretarial, Boston.
A resident of Lexington, MA from 1950 - 1973, Jean and her former husband Richard Churchill Long, raised their two daughters. Jean was the Swimming Director at Hayden Recreation Center; a Brownie, Girl Scout and Camp Fire Girls Leader; Summer Camp Swimming Instructor at Walden Pond; and an active member of Hancock United Church.

In 1973 Jean moved to the family homestead on Lake Winnisquam, Sanbornton, NH. She worked at Hickory Stick Restaurant, Belmont, NH and retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife after twenty-one years of service. She was an active member of Lakes Region Lifestyle Network; Cogswell Road N.E. Patriots Fan Club; Sanbornton Bay Association; Sanbornton Historical Society; and St. James Episcopal Church.

St. James Episcopal Church was a central focus of Jean’s life. Over the years she could be found working in the Alter Guild, the Vestry, the Women’s Guild, and volunteering her time, whenever needed.

Jean Long leaves behind: daughters and son-in-laws Julie and Jerry Kilber, Wimberley, TX and Deborah and Mark Tompson, Sanbornton, NH; brother and sister-in-law Carl and Betty Sue Hydren; cousins Doris Killam and Ruth Corey; niece and nephews Richard and Sharon Hydren and son Jay; Brad and Beth Paul and sons Noah and Cody; Robert and Lynn Paul and son Orion and daughter Carolyn; and Rayna and Richard Sacca and son Kyle and daughter Paige. Jean also had numerous persons she considered her family and was a great friend to many.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00pm at the St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

A Summer burial will be in Falmouth Foreside, ME.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. James Episcopal Church or to a charity of one’s choice.