|Barbara E. Howe Aiken|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 2008|
BELLINGHAM Barbara E. (Howe) Aiken, 86, of Bellingham died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Medway after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Aiken was born in Northfield, N.H., the daughter of the late Herbert E. and Beulah (DeMerse) Howe. She attended Tilton Preparatory School in Tilton, N.H., as a young girl and was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School, Class of 1940.
She was also a graduate of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Hanover, N.H., Class of 1944.
Mrs. Aiken was first employed as the night supervisor at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital from 1944 to 1945. From 1945 to 1950, she was employed by Franklin Hospital, Franklin, N.H., where she worked in the operating room and for the obstetrics department.
She then was employed from 1950 to 1958 as a registered nurse for Dr. Robinsons offices in Tilton, N.H. From 1958 until 1985 she was employed by Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, where she was associated with a variety of positions including the opening of the first ICU.
Mrs. Aiken had been a resident of Bellingham since 1980 and prior to that, she resided in Milford. She was a member of the Bellingham Senior Center and had been a volunteer for the American Heart Association and also as a Girl Scout leader.
Mrs. Aiken is survived by her daughter, Patricia L. Magowan of Leominster; her son, Craig D. Aiken of Bellingham; her grandson, Sean D. Aiken of Spring Valley, Calif.; her granddaughters, Stacey L. Deorsey of Douglas and Sherry Peters of Spring Valley, Calif.; her sisters, Margaret Webster of Tennessee and Lois Caveney of Tilton, N.H; also several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Phyllis Dresser of Florida and the late George Howe of New Hampshire; the great-grandmother of the late Jason Paul Price of Ontario, Calif., and the longtime companion to the late Joseph Carlson of Milford.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 39 Exchange St., Milford, with the Rev. Dorothy Asare officiating.
In accordance with her wishes, following cremation a private graveside committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be held Monday, July 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford (www.edwards memorialfuneralhome.com). Memorial donations may be made to Milford Regional Medical Center ICU or to New Cancer Care Center, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757.
Published in the Milford Daily News on 7/5/2008
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: GrannyT
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
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