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In Memory of

Shirley Mae Thurston

August 26, 1930 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Shirley Mae Thurston, 84, of Keene, died Monday morning, March 30, 2015, at Keene Center Genesis following a period of declining health.

She was born in Keene on August 26, 1930, the daughter of Leon P. and Yvonne (Metivier) Lamoureux. She attended St. Joseph's and Keene High School and was a lifelong resident of Keene.

She married Lucellas C. Thurston on July 5, 1947 in Keene and together they raised five children.

Mrs. Thurston worked for many years at The Winding Brook Lodge as a waitress.

She was a member...

Shirley Mae Thurston, 84, of Keene, died Monday morning, March 30, 2015, at Keene Center Genesis following a period of declining health.

She was born in Keene on August 26, 1930, the daughter of Leon P. and Yvonne (Metivier) Lamoureux. She attended St. Joseph's and Keene High School and was a lifelong resident of Keene.

She married Lucellas C. Thurston on July 5, 1947 in Keene and together they raised five children.

Mrs. Thurston worked for many years at The Winding Brook Lodge as a waitress.

She was a member of the former Keene Moose Lodge Woman's Auxiliary.

Earlier in her life, Mrs. Thurston enjoyed riding on the back of her husband's motorcycle, even going on camping trips. She also enjoyed baking, knitting and crocheting.

Her family remembers her as an intelligent woman with a charming, witty sense of humor. She was warm, gentle, kind and generous to a fault. She lovingly cared for her husband Lou in his declining years.

She is survived by her children Darlene M. Gray of Keene, Donna J. Webb, and husband James, of Marco Island, FL, Debra A. Emerson of Keene, Brian K. Thurston of Keene and Denise L. Burton of Estacada, OR; four grandchildren Dayna Thurston, Kaitlyn Emerson, Danielle Totten (Joseph) and Hannah Rowland (Anthony); four great grandchildren Lucas Totten, Eliana Totten, Aria Totten and Adrianna Rowland; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and nine siblings.

Services for Mrs. Thurston will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 AM at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene NH.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Mrs. Thurston's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 166 S River Rd #210, Bedford, NH 03110.

Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St. Keene, NH are in charge of the arrangements.