|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2010|
New Hampshire, USA
MANCHESTER -- Phyllis E. Dowse, 88, died Oct. 2, 2010, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born in Lemington Vt. to Carroll and Viola (Norton) Reed. She married and raised a family in North Stratford.
She entered Lyndonville State Teachers College at the age of 48. While attending she began a career as a librarian and permanent substitute teacher at Stratford High School, where she was a drama coach, senior class advisor, baccalaureate and graduation coordinator, and mentor to many new teachers. Her summer vacations were spent directing the town summer recreation program for more than 23 years.
Her students were her greatest joy. In return she was loved and given the honor of having many senior yearbooks dedicated to her.
She was predeceased by her husband, Holman "Bud" Dowse; a daughter, Helene Persiani; and a son, Michael Dowse.
Family members include her children; her siblings; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
IN HER LIFE: Her 17 years of retirement living in Manchester with her daughter included many days spent with her son, daughter grand, and granddaughters, lest we forget her loving friend and dog, George.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stratford Town Hall, immediately followed by a celebration of life there. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery on Old Mill Road. All will then be welcome to return to the Town Hall for refreshments.
Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com.
Edited to remove the names of her survivors.
Published in the Union Leader on October 5, 2010
Carroll Reed (1894 - 1977)
Viola Norton Reed (1900 - 1975)
Holman P. Dowse (1916 - 1990)
Helene Gail Dowse Persiani (1941 - 1998)*
Michael S. Dowse (1946 - 2001)*
Phyllis E. Reed Dowse (1921 - 2010)
Irene Mary Reed Banfill (1929 - 1977)**
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: Anna C
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
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