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Verna (Collette) Huson Barthelmess, 89, of Colebrook, NH, passed away on October 24, 2021. She is the loving wife of the late Richard Barthelmess.
Verna was born and raised in Hampstead, NH and graduated from Hampstead High School. She lived in Derry and was employed at Raymond Shoe and also owned an antique shop in Derry for a number of years. She retired from Hadco Printed Circuits in Derry. After retiring, she moved to Island Pond, VT and then Colebrook.
Verna had many hobbies. She loved knitting, puzzles, birdwatching, gardening, and baking. When she was younger, she liked snowmobiling, blueberry picking, bingo, playing cards and traveling. She enjoyed learning new skills such as sign language and upholstery for fun. She made friends wherever she went and loved meeting new people. She was a member of the Merrimack Valley Rabbit and Cavy Association and had won many ribbons for her Dutch rabbits. She was active in the Colebrook Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Congregation for many years and recently had moved to the North Manchester Congregation.
Verna is survived by her children; Cindy (George) Beaudette of Weare, Teresa Truscott of Cornwall, England, Melinda Huson (Robert Curran) of St. Augustine, FL., Donald Huson (Leslie Sawtelle) of Manchester, and Fayette (Gabriel) Garrod of 9 Mile Falls, WA, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, siblings; Virginia Stefanilo, Rose Marie Lagasse, Glenna Ordway, and Donna Tilden, her special friends; William and Sonya Searles, Robert and Barbara Larson, David Webster, Donald Blanchette, Michelle Beauzile, Willie and Barry Liebel, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her first husband, Donald I. Huson, siblings; Paul and Alfred Collette, and brother-in-law, Roger Ordway.
A Memorial Service will be held by the Colebrook Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses on November 20th via Zoom with a Private Graveside Service.
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