Beulah (Sis) May Eldredge of Dover, NH passed away at Birch Healthcare Center on August 16, 2022 in Rochester, NH. She was born on June 19, 1924 in Dover NH. She was the daughter of the late Scott L. and the late Betharlene F. Weeden and lived in Dover all her life. She attended schools in Dover, and in her youth worked as an Edge Stainer at the Ludon shoe store on Park Street, which is now a park. Later, she worked at Davidson Rubber, as an inspector for thirteen years. She has traveled to many countries around the world and to all the states of the Union. She spent many hours in her flower gardens, loved to crochet, was an excellent seamstress, and loved shopping with her daughter and sister.
Beulah was a Golden Sheath member of Cocheco. Grange #81 for eighty years, Eastern Pomona #2, National Grange and a former lecturer and Lady Assistant Stewart of Cocheco Grange and member of Eastern Star, Crescent Chapter #45.
She was an active member of the 18th Colonial Militia in Dover NH and a member of the First Colonial Militia in Newmarket where Beulah and Elmer received a very special award, the Military Order of “Saint Barbara”, noted for their community service field artillery for Artillery men and women everywhere. They were also life members of the Newmarket Historical Society. She was a 20 year member of the Dover Dollies Red Hat Society. Beulah was a member of Saint John of Dover Methodist Church and had attended Second Crown Point Baptist Church for many years.
She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Elmer Ellsworth Eldredge. She is survived by two sons, Glen Eldredge and his wife Darlene of Gonic NH, Brian Eldredge and his wife Ann of Fuquay Varina, NC and his daughter Bonnie L. Hatch and her husband David of Rochester NH. She has 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Beulah is survived by her sister Betharlene (Betty) F. Miller and her husband James of Dover, NH and several nieces and nephews.
She would like to be remembered for the many jokes and stories she told as she tried hard to make everyone laugh. She was always well dressed in her cowboy boots and hats ready to go when asked. She really enjoyed life to the fullest.
In lieu of flowers, you can donate to Cocheco Grange #81, C/O Treasurer, Carl Helander, 50 Fieldstone Drive, Dover, NH, 03820.
Friends and family can call from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2022 at Wiggin Purdy McCooey Dion’s Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave, Dover, NH.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with interment to follow at the New Town Cemetery in the cemetery. To sign our online guestbook, go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com
Posted August 17, 2022
Published in Portsmouth Herald/Foster’s Daily Democrat/Seacoast Sunday, Portsmouth Herald/Foster’s Daily Democrat/Seacoast Sunday