Evelyn M. WeadFebruary 3, 1923 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 94)
PITTSFIELD- Evelyn M. Wead, 94 of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Born on February 3, 1923 in Concord, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marion (Dow) Kimball.
Evelyn worked for many years as a caregiver to the late Herberta and Judge Nash of Epsom. Evelyn was known for her love of cooking. She was a very accomplished baker, known for her Gingerbread houses and Easter carts which she happily distributed to her family and friends each year. Her children will forever remember the wonderful cookies she baked for their after school treats.
As a devoted, longtime member of the New Rye Congregational Church and Ladies Aide, Evelyn helped with the church suppers and bake sales which she enjoyed so much. The coffee rings she made for the Old Home Day Ladies Aide table were bought almost as fast as they were set down. She spent time helping the local girl scout club and any neighbor who was in need. She also loved birdwatching, flowers, crossword puzzles and sewing.
Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her devoted husband, Donald S. Wead Sr.in 1999, her brother, Harold Kimball and a nephew, Michael Kimball.
She is survived by her children, Doris Hanson of Epsom, Linda Young of Epsom, Karen Lamb and her husband Art of Epsom, Donald S. Wead Jr. of Epsom and Nancy Wead of Pittsfield, eight grandchildren, Robert Young, Jr; Terri Prescott, Brandon Young, Jason Lamb, Aaron Lamb, Krista Wead, Nicholas Wead and Rebecca Wead, ten great grandchildren, a niece, Joy Arsenault, cousins and great nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Rebecca Wead for being her grandmother’s caretaker for many years.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at New Rye Cemetery, Epsom. The Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home, Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com