Elizabeth "Liz" Anne Gammon | TheUnion.com

Elizabeth "Liz" Anne Gammon

Longtime New Hampshire resident Liz Gammon returned home Aug. 25 after a lengthy illness. She was 71.

Liz’s life will be celebrated by her family and close friends at one of her favorite places, York Beach, Maine, in late September. Her ashes will come to final rest at Shoreland Memorial Gardens in Hazlet, N.J., next to her parents.

Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories and condolences at http://www.csnh.com.

She was born in Plainfield, N.J., on Nov. 18, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Winifred Gammon.

One of her key life moments was rallying the family to move from congested central New Jersey to the backwoods of East Lempster, “Long Pond,” N.H.

As the Goshen-Lempster school librarian, she also drove the school bus, which doubled as the family Land Rover. Liz could often be seen on wintry days making a solid run for Lempster mountain to avoid getting stuck near the top.

She was a lifelong student and graduated from Keene State College in 1981 with a B.A. in psychology. She and then attended Antioch University, New England, pursuing a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She then worked for many years as a mental health clinician for the Spurwink School and West Central Community Support Services.

Liz also spent many happy years working at the visitor center at Eastman in Grantham, N.H., and in 1990 moved there to be closer to a lifestyle she enjoyed. Retiring in 2005, Liz moved to West Lebanon, N.H.

We will miss her feisty, intelligent, independent nature and engaging wit, her flair for satire and her amazing gravy. We all shared a strong connection with Mother Nature, and considering her lifelong fascination with the Hurricane of 1938 (the year of her birth), she would find Hurricane Earl’s current approach eminently entertaining.

She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

She leaves behind her daughter, Nancy Moore of Nevada City, and grandchildren, Faith and Shane Peabody of Nevada and California; daughter, Debra Chamberlain, and grandchildren, Chris, Bryce, and Chelsea Chamberlain of Connecticut; and son, Thomas Lohman of Massachusetts.

Good-bye, Dear Mom, for now. As you reminded us just last week, we will see you again.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the local hospice. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is handling the arrangements.

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