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Doris Louisa Woodbury Leighton
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1914
Holyoke
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 2004
Exeter
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Doris Louisa Woodbury Leighton, 89, died Aug. 9, 2004, in Exeter NH. She was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Holyoke MA, the daughter of the late Franklin H. and Gertrude (Bitzer) Woodbury. She attended Holyoke High School and Simmons College in Boston MA. Mrs. Leighton worked in the Holyoke Public Library and Jan's Dress Shop, and was a teacher's aide at Exeter Day School. She served as a dormitory mother from 1934-1949. In her youth, Mrs. Leighton spent summers at Buzzards' Bay in Massachusetts and enjoyed rowing around the bay. During World War II she served as a Red Cross volunteer. She helped found the Exeter Players, appearing in various productions. She enjoyed playing the violin and was active in the youth group of the local Congregational Church and taught Sunday school for 10 years. She was a long-time member of the Exeter Women's Club. She enjoyed music, reading, writing poetry, and going to summer playhouse productions.

The widow of Henry Leland Chapman Leighton, her husband of 50 years who died in 1985, she is survived by her sons Ralph Woodbury Leighton and wife Clair of Hartford CT, and David Thomas Smithson Leighton of Pleasantville NY; and one granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her brother Franklin Woodbury.

(Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter NH)
 
 
Burial:
Exeter Cemetery
Exeter
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: May 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90171635
Doris Louisa <i>Woodbury</i> Leighton
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