Rena Coulter

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Longtime New Hampshire resident Rena Coulter died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her daughter's home in Soldotna. She was 94.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Highland Chapel, Presidential Highway, Jefferson, N.H. She will be inurned at the Randolph Cemetery, Durand Road, Randolph, N.H. A gathering will follow for family and friends at the Randolph Town Hall.

Ms. Coulter was born July 9, 1915, to Wyeth and Clara in Jefferson, where she was born and raised. Rena married George Coulter in 1935. They built a home in Randolph, where she lived most of her life. They had a family of four children.

Rena worked at the Gorham School lunch program from 1954-57 and then relocated to Concord, N.H., and worked at the Christian Science Home as a baker for 18 years. In 1975 she retired and moved back to her home in Randolph. She traveled to Alaska in 1977 for one year to work as a baker in her son-in-law and daughter's restaurant, Gwin's Lodge, in Cooper Landing. She had many hobbies and was always busy, working in her flower gardens, braiding rugs, sewing, knitting, and spending time with her church group, and loved to go out for lunch.

Ms. Coulter was preceded in death by her husband, George Coulter; son, G. Grant Coulter; sisters, Susan Levack and Sylvia Reed; and brother, Clyde Holmes.

She is survived by her sons, Lawrence Coulter and his wife, Helen, of Jefferson, and Dean Coulter and his wife, Eileen of Dalton, N.H.; daughter, Louise Dubois, of Soldotna; 11 grandchildren, Michael Dubois, of Anchorage and Karen Dubois, of Fairbanks, and other grandchildren who reside in New Hampshire area; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Iris Holden, of Gorham, N.H. and Esther McLain in of Weare, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in memory Of Rena to St John's United Methodist Church, C/O Jeanne Kennison, 1307 Presidential Highway, Jefferson, NH 03583.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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