Marjorie H. Mahan
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Laconia, N.H.-----Marjorie H. Mahan, 87, of 12 Mistwood Lane, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2009. She lived her last few years here in Laconia with trips to Boston periodically and brief outings.
Mrs. Mahan was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 1921, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clayton E. Hoopes. She graduated from Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota and also attended Northwestern University. Prior to her nursing degree, Mrs. Mahan attended LaCross, Wisconsin State Teachers College.
On March 26, 1949, Marjorie married Ralph L. Mahan. Both enjoyed the outdoors, winters snow and firewood warmth from Maine to Long island with their distinguished friends. They raised three daughters and a son. She was employed by American Overseas Airlines as a special stewardess who once accompanied a two-year old girl by plane to England. Afterwards, she practiced as a R.N. in Boulder, Colorado and years afterward opened an Arts & Crafts Store in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York.
Mrs. Mahan was a member with the Three Village Tennis Club of Setauket, Long Island for many years and enjoyed gardening, music, tennis, swimming, diving, skiing and the companionship of significant cats and dogs. She travelled extensively with her husband and friends. In fact, her collection of choice photographs of these places reflect her interest. She spent summers in Maine and loved the last two snowy New Hampshire winters!
Mrs. Mahan is survived by her husband, R. L. Mahan, of Laconia, N.H. ; her son, Clayton, and his wife, Terry, of S. Colby, WA; daughters, Becca Mahan of Setauket, Long Island, N.Y. and Margrethe M. Randall and her husband, Mark, of Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.;a granddaughter, Jessica Thomas, of Manhanhasett, Long Island, New York; a son-in-law, Frank Schmitz, of Glen Cove, Long Island, New York and her devoted friend, Helen Dahood, of Laconia. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Helen M. Schmitz, and by her brother, Richard Hoopes.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held at the family cemetery in Huntington, Long Island, New York.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.