Conway Area Lions Club
Lions District 44H



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Conway, New Hampshire
P.O. Box 168
Conway, NH  03818

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MD 44 Fellowship Notice
 August 7, 2019      

 

 

 
MD 44 Fellowship Notice
 August 7, 2019      

 

 
Peterborough Lion
Elizabeth Jean Grayshan 
 

 
 
Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Grayshan, 75, died May 3, 2019, after a sudden illness.
Born and raised in Rutherford, N.J., she was the daughter of Alvin W. and Helen J.Grayshan.
After business school, Betty began work in New York City with several magazines, including Seventeen and Golf. She embarked on a career in sales for magazines and the trade market, which took her to the Boston area. Ultimately, she fell in love with New Hampshire while working at Yankee and made it her permanent home. She lived in Peterborough with her kitties, Ginger and Honey.
Betty or BJ, as she was also known, was active in the Peterborough Lions Club, becoming their first female president in 1994. She was also an active volunteer and enjoyed family and genealogy, having been a descendant of the Mayflower colonists.
When Betty moved to New England, she connected with the Grayshan family in the Franklin and Manchester areas, closing a gap of 50 years. She enjoyed learning the family history and working on genealogy projects with Eileen Grayshan Gay of Loudon. She has chosen to live eternally in New Hampshire.
 
Family members include her sister, Lois Grayshan Hoffer of Bel Air, Md.; her son, Stephen R. Frederick of Red Lion, Pa.; four nephews, R. Stephen Hoffer (Christina) of Northeast, Md., Geoffrey A. Hoffer(Christine) of Cambridge, N.Y., Timothy J. Hoffer (Lisa) of Round Hill, Va., and Michael B. Hoffer (Janet) of Carolina Beach, N.C.; a granddaughter; two grandnieces; six grandnephews; a great-grandniece; an aunt, Sandra Jones of Rutherford, N.J.; cousins; and a friend of many years, Linda Clukay with whom she enjoyed the theater, concerts, movies and trying out new restaurants!
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Richard S. Hoffer Sr., M.D.; and a nephew, Matthew P. Hoffer, M.D.
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SERVICES: A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hilltop Golf Course and Function Hall, 49 High St., Peterborough.
Private interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Monadnock Humane Society, 20 Depot Square, Suite 16, Peterborough, N.H. 03458 or Peterborough Lions Club, P.O. Box 3206, Peterborough, N.H. 03458.

 
Nancy O'Dowd
District Fellowship Chair

 

 


 
 
Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Grayshan, 75, died May 3, 2019, after a sudden illness.
Born and raised in Rutherford, N.J., she was the daughter of Alvin W. and Helen J.Grayshan.
After business school, Betty began work in New York City with several magazines, including Seventeen and Golf. She embarked on a career in sales for magazines and the trade market, which took her to the Boston area. Ultimately, she fell in love with New Hampshire while working at Yankee and made it her permanent home. She lived in Peterborough with her kitties, Ginger and Honey.
Betty or BJ, as she was also known, was active in the Peterborough Lions Club, becoming their first female president in 1994. She was also an active volunteer and enjoyed family and genealogy, having been a descendant of the Mayflower colonists.
When Betty moved to New England, she connected with the Grayshan family in the Franklin and Manchester areas, closing a gap of 50 years. She enjoyed learning the family history and working on genealogy projects with Eileen Grayshan Gay of Loudon. She has chosen to live eternally in New Hampshire.
 
Family members include her sister, Lois Grayshan Hoffer of Bel Air, Md.; her son, Stephen R. Frederick of Red Lion, Pa.; four nephews, R. Stephen Hoffer (Christina) of Northeast, Md., Geoffrey A. Hoffer(Christine) of Cambridge, N.Y., Timothy J. Hoffer (Lisa) of Round Hill, Va., and Michael B. Hoffer (Janet) of Carolina Beach, N.C.; a granddaughter; two grandnieces; six grandnephews; a great-grandniece; an aunt, Sandra Jones of Rutherford, N.J.; cousins; and a friend of many years, Linda Clukay with whom she enjoyed the theater, concerts, movies and trying out new restaurants!
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Richard S. Hoffer Sr., M.D.; and a nephew, Matthew P. Hoffer, M.D.
.
SERVICES: A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hilltop Golf Course and Function Hall, 49 High St., Peterborough.
Private interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Monadnock Humane Society, 20 Depot Square, Suite 16, Peterborough, N.H. 03458 or Peterborough Lions Club, P.O. Box 3206, Peterborough, N.H. 03458.

 
Nancy O'Dowd
District Fellowship Chair

 

 

 

 

 

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