Lydia Isabel Atwood Chase, formerly of Whitefield, went “home” peacefully Jan. 13 while at Salem Haven Nursing Home in Salem, N.H.
For the previous three years she had been living with her daughter Marnie after leaving her home in Whitefield.
Lydia was born the second child of John and Eola Congdon Atwood, of Bath, in 1917.
Lydia made an impact wherever her foot landed, whether in her hometown or in later years in Seneca, S.C. and Salem, N.H.
For over 70 years she lived on Happy Farm in Whitefield where she and Norman raised their family and became an integral part of that still thriving community. They are and will continue to be remembered fondly by many.
Lydia thrived into her 100th year as a friend and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a woman of integrity and stalwart in all her ways. She was known to all for her motto, God is Good.
She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Norman, Reginald, Alan and Richard; husband, Norman Chase; and son, Daniel.
She is survived by brother, Ronald of Whitefield; sister, Patricia of Port Richey, Fla.; children, Stephen of Seneca, S.C., David of Portland, Peter of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Marjorie (Marnie) of Salem, N.H.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and Maria Patfoort of Whitfield, who joined the family in the 1960s from The Congo.
The family welcomes any and all to come celebrate her long and bountiful life with them at 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 18 at Calvary Bible Baptist Church, 150 Grand Army Rd., Whitefield and again at 1 p.m., Sun., Feb. 19 at Centerpoint Community Church, 101 School St., Salem, N.H.