In Loving Memory
Fred A. Emerson
01/10/1932 -12/13/2007

LANCASTER – Fred A. Emerson, 75 of Garland Road, Lancaster, passed away late Thursday evening on December 13, 2007, at Weeks Medical Center.

Mr. Emerson was born on January 10, 1932, in East Lancaster, son of the late Everett A. Emerson Sr. and Frances (Hall) Emerson. He was one of nine children. In 1952, he married his wife Myra E. (Manson) Emerson. They were married for 55 years and raised a family of five children.

He is survived by a sister Linda Fraser of Lancaster, NH, and a brother Jon Emerson, of North Stratford, NH. He was in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired Personnel Director of Ampad Corporation.

His children, all living include, Holly H. Emerson of Puyallup, WA, Roxie A. Severance and husband John of Whitefield, Lorraine J. Emerson and husband Michael Dauphinais of Westminster, MA, Tammy R. Lazott and husband William of Lancaster, and Mark M. Emerson and wife Terri of Lancaster.

He was a very proud grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves behind: Christopher Severance and wife Deborah and daughters Kaitlyn, age 6, Jillian, age 3, of Derry, NH; Belinda King and her husband Stanley and daughter Rheya, Age 4, of Bedford, NH; Kurt Severance and wife Alysson and their children Claudia, age 3, and Jackson , age 1, of Maynard, MA; John Emerson, age 18, of Lancaster and Amber Emerson, age 17, of Lancaster.

Fred was well known as a community leader serving both his church and other community organizations. He was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, Lancaster, organized and coordinated the annual Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service in Lancaster for approximately 40 years, he led a lay ministry at Country Village Health Care Center for 38 years; Chairman of the Lancaster Planning Board, Past President of the Lancaster Historical Society, Treasurer of CEDC, and Past Lancaster Fair Director.

Calling hours will be 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A service of Christian burial will be Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Christ United Methodist Church, Lancaster. Reverend Dr. Thomas Bentum, pastor, will officiate. Reverend Curtis W. Smith will co-officiate. Burial will follow in the Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Lancaster Historical Society, 226 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584, or The Caleb Group, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, 30 Highland Street, Whitefield, NH 03598, or the Community Cupboard, c/o Christ United Methodist Church, 135 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Online Condolences
From: jo ann barlow   colebrook nh
Relationship:  friend of the family

Dear Myra, Mark, Teri, John and Amber, I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was a wonderful human being and helped me when no one else would. He had a generous heart and soul and was an incredible humanitarian. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He touched the hearts of so many many people. How can you say thank you to one who expected nothing for his generous favors? A hero in my eyes .....he saved my children and I and I will never forget him. Jo Ann Barlow (used to be rideout) but I am trying to forget that!
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Dawn Rogers   Guildhall Vermont
Relationship:  Friend

Myra, Holly, Roxie, Lorraine, Tammy and Mark and families, So very sorry about Fred. Our thoughts are with you all at this so very difficult time. May your love for him and each other comfort you now and in the future. Share you loving memories with each other and others in your families and with your friends. Fred will always be with you all in your hearts and spirits. Dawn, Tom, Thomas and Emma-Mae
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: David and Beverlee Richter   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Co-workers

Tammy and family- We are so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of others. Bev and David
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Steven & Kristen Jones   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Friends

Tammi, Mark & Families - So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Steven, Kristen, Kailyn & Lauryn
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Gwendolyn Hall   Guildhall Vermont
Relationship:  friend

Linda and Tammy my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry and god bless you both.I worked with Fred a nice guy.
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: George Babcock Jr.   Virginia Beach Virginia
Relationship:  Nephew

Dear Aunt Myra, Holly, Roxy, Lorraine, Tammy, and Mark Bonnie and I were saddened to hear of Uncle Fred's passing. After losing my own father two months ago (to the day) I know what you must be feeling. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. George and Bonnie Babcock
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Sue Mitton & family   Lunenburg Vermont
Relationship:  friend of Bill & Tammy Lazott

We heard of your loss while we are out here in Missouri & we just wanted to let you know how sorry we are. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. If there is anything I can do {other then working for Bill right now....hahahaha} just let us know, please.
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Eddie & Mona Hinson   Kings Mountain North Carolina
Relationship:  friend

Dear Myra, Tammy, Bill, and Family, We met Myra and Fred when we came up to visit Bill and Tammy. We consider ourselves lucky to have met Fred, we liked him instantly. He had that dry sense of humor and twinkle in his eye and if you love people you had to love Fred. You will have great memories of Fred like I have of my dad, and they are very comforting. Eddie & Mona
Sent:  12/14/2007
From: Susan Wilson   Groveton NH
Relationship:  Friend

Myra, Tammy and Bill, I am thinking of you and your entire wonderful family. God Bless.
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: Kathy St.Onge   Groveton NH
Relationship:  Co-Worker

Tammy & Bill, So sorry for your loss. I know this is not an easy time to lose someone. Know that I am thinking about you guys as you are two very special people. Please give my condolences to your entire family. Kathy St.onge
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: Ray Burton   Bath New Hampshire
Relationship:  Friend

The Town of Lancaster and all of Coos County has lost a friend and strong advocate in Fred Emerson. Lancaster Fair is just not the same without Fred and his usual welcome to all of us Government/elected officials. My personal regards to all of the Emerson Family. Ray Burton I shall be sending a donation to the Caleb Group.
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: James Serio   eastpointe Michigan
Relationship:  friend of Tammy & Bill Lazott

Bill , Tammy , and Myra , I am sorry sorry to hear about the loss and passing of your father and husband. He was a great man , by all accounts , I met him once and he was most frienly and warm and congenial. Tammy and Bill my most sincere sorry and condolences go out to both of you and to the rest of your family. May god bless your father and keep him always. Tammy & Bill god bless you both and may the Lord ease the pain and suffering and loss in your heart at this difficult time . Take care both of you 2 wonderful people and enjoy and treasure the great memories , your father has left for both of you , through his love and presence he has shared with you over his years on this Earth.
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: Margaret Smith   Bainbridge Island WA
Relationship:  friend

Dear Myra and all Fred's family, I send my heartfelt condolences to all of you. I was very happy to have been able to spend a little time with Fred in October at my dad's birthday. He has always been one of my favorite people to see on my visits back to Lancaster--a loving, generous, spirited and solid man, full of good humor and an example to us all. My husband Vic and I will miss him very much. Best wishes.
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: Emily Burns   Groveton NH
Relationship:  friend

Myra, Tammy,Bill & Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was a very good friend to me and to Bob. As are you Myra & Tammy, please call if you need anything, even if it's just to yell a little. I love you all, you have always been there for me when I needed you and I so want to be here for you, should you need me. Bless you all. Emily
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: mary stinehour   Berkeley springs west virginia
Relationship:  friend

Mrs.Emerson, Tamy and family Fred Emerson was such an inspiration to me. The excitement of coming home to Lunenburg was not only to see my Mom and Dad, but to go to the nursing home on Sunday morning to see Fred and hear him speak of the glory of God that we all shall find. He is now walking those streets of gold he so eagerly told us of. I will miss seeing and hearing him very much. Love,thoughts and prayers are with you all Mary
Sent:  12/15/2007
From: Ginny Gainer    Lancaster NH
Relationship:  friend

Aloha! We would like to express our deepest sympathy from Hawaii at the time of your loss. Bob & Ginny Gainer
Sent:  12/16/2007
From: judi parrish  
Relationship:  aquaintance

sorry to hear of fred's passing. prayers go out to you all at this time of year.
Sent:  12/17/2007
From: Gary LaBounty   Grand Junction Co
Relationship:  family friend

Thinking of you at your time of sorrow. Remembering of days gone by and the good times in the Grange. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sent:  12/18/2007
From: Jeremy Cormier   Allenstown NH
Relationship:  Long ago friend

My sincerest condolences on your loss - please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time.
Sent:  12/19/2007
From: Bryan Huntington   Seminole Fl
Relationship:  cousin

Dear Myra and family, Our hearts full of prayers and condolences to the family, are extended to all of you, at this time of sorrow. Fred WAS a wonderful man, father, and contributor to the Lancaster surrounding area!! He will be missed, and know that he has joined HIS Father in Heaven. Sincerely, Bryan and Wendy Huntington (Keith and Brianna) Seminole, Fl 33777
Sent:  12/20/2007
From: Tom & Nancy Kingston   Ellenton Florida
Relationship:  Fellow Lancaster residents

Dear Myra, Mark and Girls- So sorry to hear. Fred set such a good example as a dad and a good citizen. When we think of Fred we think of chicken dinners at the Methodist church. Lancaster has lost a lot.
Sent:  12/23/2007
From: Norma Roberts   Lancaster N.H
Relationship:  Friend

Myra and Family, So sorry to hear of your Husband and Dad's passing he will be missed by so many people who's lives he has touched at the Lancaster Fair and Church services etc. Norma
Sent:  12/26/2007
From: Sandy and Ray Wheeler   Apollo Beach Florida
Relationship:  Friend of the Family

Ray and I want to let you all know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Fred will be missed by many. We sure have alot of fond memories of all our times together. And we sure did have alot of fun over the years. He was such a wonderful man and gave so much to many. May God bless.
Sent:  12/26/2007
From: Pete & Nancy Marshall   Northumberland NH
Relationship:  Friend

We would like to extend our condolences to you Myra and your family. Fred was definitely an icon in his community, and he will be greatly missed. God Bless!
Sent:  12/27/2007
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