Webber was the first Democrat in decades to hold a seat in the New Hampshire House when she came into office on a Democratic wave five years ago.
St. Laurent, town Democratic chairman, said Webber was important to the party.
“She encouraged me to run and she encouraged other candidates,” St. Laurent recalled. “She told me, ‘If I can do it, you can do it.’”
But it’s Webber’s commitment to her town that will be remembered by the people of Windham.
“Her passing is a great loss to many,” Selectman Al Letizio Jr. said. “She has been a dedicated volunteer who has given so much of her time for the benefit of our community.”
Webber leaves her partner, Carol Pynn, who herself has been a community leader as chairman of the Heritage Commission and a leading preservationist.
Calling hours are scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. A funeral will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial in the Cemetery on the Hill in Windham.