Gladys E. Tibbetts, 100 years young, of Loudon Road, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and in the excellent care of the wonderful caring folks at the Concord Hospice House.
She was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Roy and Esther Nickerson. She lived most of her childhood years on Nantucket Island. In 1934 she married Lester Tibbetts and moved to Loudon Ridge where they worked long hours on their farm. In 1958 they moved to Boscawen and worked at the Merrimack County Home until retirement. She was an avid hunter. In her early years she shot a black bear and at 90 she was still hunting and got her last deer. She also loved bird hunting, snowmobiling and all outside activities. She spent her summers at her cottage on Bradley Lake in Andover. She was widowed in 1979 and is survived by three daughters, Elaine Perreault of Mount Dora, Florida; Roberta Maxfield of Pittsfield; and Gail Rostron of Barrington, Rhode Island.; one son, David Tibbetts, of Brownstown, Pennsylvania.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Nickerson, of Henryetta, Oklahoma; and she was predeceased by a daughter, Priscilla Paul, and a son, Neal Tibbetts.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 19 at 1 PM at the Loudon Ridge Cemetery, Loudon Ridge Road. Jeremy Everson, pastor of the Park Street Baptist Church in Pittsfield, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses – Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury Street., Concord, New Hampshire 03301.