Evelyn B. (Jones) Sawyer
ATKINSON, NH: Evelyn B. (Jones) Sawyer, 92, a resident of
Atkinson for 68 years, died peacefully at her home on
February 15th. Mrs. Sawyer was the wife of the late Roger B.
Born in Barre, VT on January 15, 1917, Mrs. Sawyer was the
daughter of the late Clayton and Barbara (Cordiner) Jones.
After completing her education in Bethel, VT she continued
her studies at Holyoke School of Nursing graduating as a
Registered Nurse. She had worked at the former Hale
Hospital, and then devoted herself to private practice for
twenty years before retiring in 1979. As the matriarch of
the Sawyer family she directed the operations of the Bradford
Ski Area continuously since 1956, and which continues today
under the direction of her sons.
Mrs. Sawyer remained very active in her community. She was a
founding member of the Atkinson Garden Club, a Life Member
of National Garden Clubs, Life Member of the New Hampshire
Federation of Garden Clubs and Life Member of Atkinson
Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her sons, Neil W. Sawyer of
Bradford, Bradley C. “Brad” Sawyer and his wife Diana of
Yarmouth Port, MA; six grandchildren; four great
grandchildren; siblings, Arthur Jones and his wife Barbara
of New London, NH, Eleanor Schneider of San Carlos, CA, Earl
Jones of Dunbarton, NH and several nieces and nephews. She
was the sister of the late Clayton, Kenneth, Albert and Paul
Jones, and Phyllis Mooney.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours this Wednesday
2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw
Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral service to
be held on Saturday, May 9th , 10:00 a.m., at Atkinson
Congregational Church followed by interment at Atkinson
Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Atkinson
Historical Society, 3 Academy Ave, Atkinson, NH 03811, or
Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9,
Lawrence, MA 01843.
Online condolence may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com