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Edith Anne Emery — Band Member from 1990–2017

Edith Anne Emery

Edith Anne Emery, 92, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH.

Edith Anne was born on April 18, 1925, to Forrest and Ruby (Beattie) Emery.

She graduated from McIndoe Falls Academy, Class of 1943, and the University of New Hampshire, Class of 1947.

Miss Emery was a music educator, starting in Pittsburg, NH, and continuing at Haverhill Academy, Woodsville Elementary, and Woodsville High School for many years.

She also helped with farming at the family farm in Monroe.

Miss Emery was a member of the Monroe Methodist Church, now renamed the Monroe Community Church in Monroe, where she served as director of the choir.

She was a member of the McLure's Student Band and Alumni Band, and she took over as director when Mr. George McLure died.

She was also a member of the St. Johnsbury Band, playing in the percussion section and serving as an assistant director. She was also in the North Country Chorus for whom she was the head cook for their annual Madrigal Dinner.

She belonged to the Monroe Grange #49 and the Audubon Society where she was very active in birding.

Miss Emery collected wildflowers for Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT.

For many years she worked summers at the Forest Hills Hotel in Franconia and at Sparhawk Hall in Ogunquit, ME.

Edith Anne will be fondly remembered for her donut making.

She is survived by a nephew, Daniel L. Powers and wife Jan of Monroe; a niece, Heather Long and husband John of Axtell, TX; several other nieces, nephews, and a cousin.

She was predeceased by her sister, Priscilla E. Powers on January 9, 2015 and her brother-in-law, Merle R. Powers on September 25, 1988.

Click Memorial Service to read the program from Edith Anne Emery's memorial service.

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