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Asa Goddard

Asa Bartlett Goddard, 77, of West Cornwall, CT, passed at his home on July 17, 2016. Predeceased by his parents, Lucy (Bartlett) Goddard and George W. Goddard, Asa is survived by his wife, Olive (Haskell) Goddard; a son, Andrew B. Goddard and his wife, Polly (Tobin) Goddard; a grandson, Jackson A. Goddard; his sister, Georgia (Goddard) Schneider; his brother, Nathaniel Goddard and his wife, Kathy Goddard; and several nieces and nephews. Asa was a beloved family man and treasured member of the Cornwall community.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department (P.O. Box 180, West Cornwall, CT 06796); or the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association (30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068).

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Becky Boothman

Becky BoothmanRebecca Ann Boothman, 69, of Randolph NH passed away in the early morning hours Sunday April 10, 2016 surrounded by close friends and family.

She was born to the late John H. (Jack) and Gwen (Shorey) Boothman October 10, 1946 in Berlin, NH.

Becky was a cook at the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pinkham Notch NH for 23 years until she her retirement, in 2010 she received the Joe Dodge award. Becky had many accomplishments and wore many hats. She made a lasting impression and impact on all those who were lucky enough to meet or get to know her. She grew up working and learning her amazing cooking skills in her family’s hotel, The Mt. Crescent House and continued on this career path working for many years at Whitney’s Inn in Jackson. For the majority of her adult life she was self-employed within her community cleaning and caretaking many of the summer cottages, running a bakery/gift shop/catering business and even caring for some of the communities’ elderly until she began her career at the AMC. As an adult she along with her family took over and operated “Boothman Sugar Orchard” from her parents. In 1999 she was one of 140 participants selected to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. to represent NH as a traditional “Yankee” cook and the following year a recreation for Celebrate NH in Hopkinton. Becky was always giving of her time and was a very active member of her community; she served on the Randolph School Board for 20+ years. One of her proudest accomplishments was that she was the first female forest fire warden in NH and served in that role for 34 years. Later in life she concentrated heavily on her many knitting projects and made beautiful handmade gifts for friends and family far and wide.

Although not active for some years, Becky was a member of the Congregational church in Gorham.

Becky is survived by 3 children: Sara Ouellette of Newark, VT, Jeffrey Parker and (Maria Neal) of Randolph, NH, and Jennifer Parker of Berlin, NH. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Gwen, a sister Sara and (Greg) Glines and many nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her youngest sister Susan Hawkins and her step son Joseph Parker.

There will be no calling hours, a celebration of life will be held at the Randolph town hall on Saturday June 11th from 2-6 and burial will be at the Randolph Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to The Randolph Community Forest.

Pete Richardson

1796RICHARDSON, Peter Hughes Of Exeter, New Hampshire, formerly of Weston, Massachusetts, passed suddenly on March 12, 2016. Born on May 28, 1924 in Boston, Richardson grew up in Concord, Massachusetts and graduated from MIT in 1948 after service in the paratroopers in France in 1945. He taught science and math in high school (and built a ski jump) until he was recruited back to the MIT Admissions Office in 1964. He became the Director in 1972 and served in that role until he retired in 1984. Then, he directed the Admissions Office at the Vermont Law School for three years. In the subsequent decades he translated his lifelong love of the outdoors and determination to leave his global campsite better than he found it into activities too numerous to count but which include the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the Appalachian Trail Conference, and the Exeter Conservation Commission. He also created a trail in the woods around his retirement community in Exeter that was named Pete’s Way in a ceremony in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Corinne (Keenie) Smith Richardson and his children Marcie, Chris, Peter, and John. He adored his 12 grandchildren most of whom he took hiking and taught to ski. And then there are the 10 great grandchildren who enriched his final years. He was predeceased by his son Charley. If you choose to, please send memorial donations to either Earth Justice or the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Al Starkey

Al StarkeyAllen Cheston Starkey, age 80, Wayzata MN, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2016. Born on September 4, 1935 in Philadelphia. , Allen was preceded in death by parents Laird and Dorothy Starkey and brother, William P. Starkey. Survived by his loving wife of 59, years Judith Corfield Starkey, brother Robert L. Starkey (Nancy); daughters Julia Ruggieri, Janice Hilgenkamp (Brad) and Sarah Starkey.

Allen graduated from George School in Newtown, PA and went on to graduate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1956 with a B.S. in Science, and where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. As a student, Allen spent his summers working in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as a Hutman and Hutmaster at Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Mt. Washington. He then enjoyed a successful 43-year professional career as a Chemical Sales Representative for Rohm and Haas Corp. Allen’s passion was Rugby: He played for both the Minneapolis Rugby Club and the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club. He went on to referee for several years, was a member of “Old Boys” teams that played tournaments around the world and was, finally, a Coach and Director of the Wayzata Girls’ Rugby Club who won several State Championships.

1986Allen was a staunch Penn State Nittany Lion football supporter who organized many local festivities and away-game excursions and served on the Board of the local Alumni Club. He also coached his daughters’ softball and basketball teams for several years. Allen volunteered as a softball referee at the Hennepin County Correctional facility, he supported the Rosebud Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota and traveled to Romania to help refurbish an orphanage in the 1980s. An enthusiastic traveler, Allen set off when-ever time permitted to such far-flung destinations as Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Argentina, South Africa, Canada and most recently, in late 2015 he and Judy relaxed in Costa Rica, where his daughter Sarah resides.

Allen was a 39-year member of St. Edwards the Confessor Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Reader, a Vestry member (as both Warden and Sr. Warden), and by faithfully leading Morning Prayer every Saturday. His devotion to God was felt by all at St. Edwards and, through his outreach, within the surrounding community. Memorials preferred to: Sinte Gleska University (Rosebud Reservation), PO Box 105, Mission, SD 57555, sintegleska.edu/; or to The Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Charlie Kellogg

Charlie Kellogg

Charlie Kellogg passed away Monday, September 21 2015. Charlie has a long history in the White Mountains, and undoubtedly many friends still reside in the valley. Charlie started working in the AMC huts as a young teenager. He was the hut master when chief Justice Douglas visited the Lakes of the Clouds Hut. Thereafter National Geographic published an article and photos about Douglas’ visit and this greatly popularized the huts.

Charlie went to the Holderness School, Williams College, and then Tuck, Dartmouth’s Business School. In 1968 he was on the U.S. Nordic Team and competed in the Olympics that year at Grenoble in the 30K and 50K events. He also won the first U.S. National Championship in biathlon, served on the U.S. Biathlon committee as a director and vice chairman and was elected to the U.S. Hall of Fame in Biathlon. He was very active in the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Charlie Kellogg Memorial Funds at the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 1486, Manchester, MA 01944 or at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, P.O. Box 216, Jackson, NH 03846.

11/24/2015 update: Charlie’s ashes were scattered at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal and a cairn put up.
Kellogg at Annapurna

Lucas Ryan Richardson

3207Lucas Ryan Richardson, 25, of Hailey, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12 2015, after sustaining an injury in a climbing accident in the rugged Pioneer Mountains of Idaho.

Luke was born February 10, 1990 to Peter and Stephanie Richardson in Berlin, Vt. He attended Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., and graduated from the University of Vermont with a natural resources degree focusing on forestry.  He worked four seasons in the Appalachian Mountain Club hut system in New Hampshire, which was an integral part of his life and was where he met many hikers and formed lifelong friendships with other “croo” members. After spending the winter in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, he moved to Idaho in the spring of 2015, where he planned to start his career as an arborist so he could work with the climbing ropes and trees he loved.

He was an avid rock climber, hiker, backcountry skier, mountain biker and trail blazer—basically all things outdoors. He inherited his outdoor passions from his dad, as he did his love of music.  Part of his job with the AMC was cooking and baking for the hundreds of hikers—a skill that Mom later enjoyed because he would come home and cook for her.  Lucas loved spending time with his family and friends. His mom and dad enjoyed hiking with him, even if he left them in the dust with Sammy, the family dog—the only hiker that could keep up with him. He was also quite competitive in croquet and ping-pong, and made every game a challenge but loads of fun.

So many things about Lucas will be missed immensely—among them, his shining smile, his laughter, his determination, his quietness, his wit.  He always brought out the strengths in other people through his encouragement and his love of sharing the outdoors with everyone.

We know that many contributed to our search-and-rescue efforts in finding Luke, but if you feel you would want to give more, in honor of Luke, you can donate in his name to the Appalachian Mountain Club at www.outdoors.org. Again, thank you to everyone for your love and support during this journey.

‘Stonewall’ diZerega

Alfred Lubaugh Bernier diZerega III (Buddy) died at home on June 24, 2015. He was 88 years old. He was born at Rock Spring Farm on Loudoun Street in Leesburg Virginia on July 8 1926, the son of Alfred L.B. diZerega II of Aldie and Lucy Harrison diZerega of Leesburg.

After graduation from Fishburne Military School in 1944 he enlisted immediately in the US Navy serving over 2 years until the WW2 demobilization in 1947.

He served as Gunner’s Mate in the Pacific on board a troop ship and was briefly assigned ashore in the Philippines as a PBY4Y2 patrol plane waist gunner/ aerial photographer. During that time he documented the airborne assault of Manila. He earned the National Defense, American Campaign, Asiatic/Pacific and WW2 Victory Medals.

He had a lifelong love of aviation. After discharge from the Navy he earned his private pilot license. He logged over 1000 flight hours. He was a member of the aviation fraternal society, Quiet Bird Men.

He married Mary Porter Evans in 1946. That marriage ended in divorce. Their daughter Alice diZerega (Slingo) lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Alice’s son, Michael Alfred Burrows is now 28. He and his wife Amanda live in Covington OH. Buddy’s only great-grandchild, Madlelyn Grace Burrows, was born in 2013

In 1957 he married Janet Uhl Rodgers. That marriage ended in divorce. However, he adopted his step son, Rick. Rick diZerega is a Life Member of the both the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company and the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Buddy was honored to have been inducted as a Honorary Member of the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company for his years of dedicated support of the fire company.

His older sisters Florence (Ashbrook) and Lucy (Rich) died several years ago. His younger sister, Agnes (Di Cook) lives in the family home at Rock Spring. He is also survived by a large number of nephews, nieces and cousins from both the Harrison and diZerega branches of the family.

After WWII Buddy started in the building industry in Colorado returning to Leesburg in 1958 to Barber and Ross’ packaged home division. Starting in the 60’s and continuing to his death, he developed both commercial and residential properties in Loudoun County.

Buddy was interred at Union Cemetery in a service conducted by Rev Thomas Simmons of St Peters Episcopal Church, Purcellville at 1PM on Wednesday, July 8. After the service his friends and relatives were welcomed at his birthplace, Rock Spring Farm, 329 Loudoun St SW to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 2377, Leesburg, VA 20177.