, Salem, MA

May 14, 2013

Gladys H. Foote

Belmont, N.H. — Gladys H. Foote, 87, of Mile Hill Road, died on May 13, 2013.

Ginger was born May 26, 1925, in Beverly, Mass., the daughter of the late James and Ada Houston. She resided in Danvers, Mass., for several years before moving to Belmont, N.H.

Following her graduation from high school, Ginger worked as a machinist during WWII. After marriage and raising a family, at age 40 she earned a degree as a medical technician and worked many years for the State of Massachusetts Division of Health and Human Services. During retirement, she enjoyed traveling and volunteering at local hospitals. She loved her family, friends and writing poetry. She also liked to garden and play scrabble.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Foote and his wife, Jean; a daughter, Cynthia Foote; two grandchildren, Corey Foote and his wife, Melissa, and Alex Foote; one great grandchild, Willem Foote; a brother, Charlie Houston; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Burak. In addition to her parents, Ginger was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth H. Foote; and sisters-in-law, Loraine Houston and Gerrie Burnett.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial calling hours will be held on, May 16, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A reception will follow at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, “Find a Happy Thought” and pass it on. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to