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Nancy Ruth Svindland

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Weirs Beach – Nancy Ruth Svindland, 68, a Ft. Myers, Florida resident since 1989, formerly of Lucerne Avenue, Weirs Beach, New Hampshire, died April 20, 2004 in Ft. Myers.  She was born December 2, 1935 in Laconia to the late John Haley and Ruth Hernandez.  Mrs. Svindland was a member of the Front Royal United Methodist Church of Front Royal, Virginia, the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, New Hampshire as well as the Faith United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers where she participated in both the choir and hand bells.  She was a member also of the Front Royal Jaycetts, the Red Hat Society and the D.A.R. 

Mrs. Svindland was preceded in death by her husband John Reidar Svindland in 1989 as well as her stepfather, Dr. Rembert Hernandez, and mother Ruth Hernandez.

Survivors include three children, Karol Derflinger and husband Mark of Front Royal, Virginia, Kristian Svindland and fiancee’ Sarah Torres of Laconia, Kathrine Broderick of Milford, Connecticut as well as two brothers, John Haley and wife Marion of Arvada, Colorado and Harley Hernandez and wife Margaret of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina along with three grandchildren, Lindsay and Evan Broderick and Madelynn Derflinger. 

In addition to raising three children, Mrs. Svindland worked as a teacher in the Laconia School District, at Laconia Federal Savings & Loan and at Gunstock Recreation Area.  She was an avid reader, music lover and hosted many picnics and parties at her home on Lake Winnipesaukee.  She participated in countless charitable events, volunteered at area hospitals and was always available to lend a helping hand.

Memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 500 Gilford Avenue, Gilford, New Hampshire on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.  Private burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, New Hampshire.                      

The family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to one of the following: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or Faith United Methodist Church Building Fund, 15690 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or the Lakes Region Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247. 

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH 03246 is in charge of the arrangements. 

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