EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 12, 2012

Joan L. (Child) Coburn, 82


Hampstead, N.H. — Joan Lois Coburn, age 82, passed away at her daughter’s home in Hampstead, N.H. on October 10 with her family by her side. She was born in Mexico, Maine on September 5, 1930 and raised and educated in Wisconsin and Methuen. She was a long time resident of Salem, N.H. before moving to Danville, and later retiring to Lake Placid, Fla. She had recently moved back to New Hampshire. She was an early and active member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Salem where she directed many successful Christmas Fairs. She was also the churches secretary and a member of the altar guild. A consummate mother of three and homemaker, she enjoyed entertaining and cooking. She often shared her creative spirit in quilting, knitting, cross-stitch, and many other mediums. She was a talented pianist and organist. Joan also loved traveling and planning trips. She spent many summers with family and friends in the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

She was recently predeceased by her beloved husband Allen W. Coburn Sr., to whom she was married for nearly 59 years. She is survived by her son, Allen Jr. and his wife Maureen Coburn of Windham, N.H.; daughter, Jane and her husband James Myers of Hampstead, N.H.; daughter, Lisa and her husband Jeff Kielinen of Lake Orion, Mich., and sister, Marilyn Boyd of York, Maine. She adored her grandchildren, Caitlin, Allison, Sarah Joan, Maura and Benjamin and loved hearing of their adventures as they grew. She was also a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church , Salem, N.H. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H., has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Davids’s Episcopal Church in Salem, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com