Mary J. Heath
She was born in Lincoln, the daughter of Albert and Viola (Horner) Jarvis.
She worked for a number of years for Grants Store in Laconia and also worked as a waitress for Colonial House of Pancakes in Laconia.
She lived in Gilford for over 50 years and in recent years wintered in Cocoa, Fla.
Mary loved camping and was a longtime lover and owner of Sheep Dogs, owning them for 42 years. She was known as a great cook and a fantastic mother.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Ann Heath, in 1957, and by three sisters;
Rose Mitchell, Eva Goupil and Anna Belanger.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Herbert Heath of Gilford; three sons, Ed Heath and his wife, Judy, of Laconia, Jerry Heath of Sebastian, Fla., and Ernest Heath and his wife, Liz, of Horsham, Penn.; two daughters, Linda Prockter of Pembroke and Anna Price and her husband, David, of Belmont; 5 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.