Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Phelps-Colby Family Danbury NH

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New Hampshire Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 228
Posted By: GenLookups Date: Friday, 27 September 2013, at 3:41 p.m. Kathleen Ellen Colby DANBURY — Kathleen Ellen (Phelps) Colby, 55, died April 7, 2004, following a sudden illness.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1948, in Franklin, the daughter of Myrl C. Phelps Sr. and June (Reed) Phelps (picture below)

June Viola Reed Phelps Born Jun. 28, 1928 Lewiston Maine and died Apr. 15, 2011 Danbury New Hampshire, USA Charles Reed & Eva (Annis) Reed Credit: Earl Abbe

Kathy attended the Elmwood School and Andover High School and graduated from Bristol High School before going on to earn a degree in liberal arts from Plymouth State College.

She worked as an art teacher, in local restaurants and factories, and most recently, as the Senior Citizens Director for the Danbury Community Center.

She had been a 4-H leader, member of the Danbury Recreation Department, and an independent crafts person.

She enjoyed gardening, arts, walking and spending time with family.

She is survived by two sons, Doug Colby Jr. of Danbury, and Greydon Colby of Alexandria; a daughter, Jennie Colby of Harmony, Maine; three granddaughters, one grandson, three step-grandchildren, and a grandchild on the way; her mother, June (Reed) Phelps of Danbury; 10 siblings, June Hubbard of Landaff, Don Phelps of Chelan, Wash., Myrl Phelps Jr. of Hammond, N.Y., James Phelps, Dennis Phelps, Stanley Phelps, Ruby Hill and Audrey Pellegrino, all of Danbury, Ruth Bidwell of Penacook, and Daniel Phelps of Hill; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Family Cemetery on Ragged Mountain Road. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Seniors Program at the Danbury Community Center, High Street, Danbury, NH 03230. Chadwick Funeral Service of New London, NH is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Who is looking for information? Kathy was my sister; maybe I can help.

  2. Thank you I am going to post your comment in the Phelps Genealogy Group

  3. I would really like to know about her husband! Douglas Charles Colby, I believe. He isn't mentioned in the obit. Divorced??? Can you tell me his birthdate - parents - anything??

    1. Born 6/8/51 in Massachusetts, father was Greydon Lionel Colby, mother was born Lillian Frances Palmer (1st husband was Cecil Schnare, 2nd was George S Roberts), he died in Volusia County, Florida

  4. Who is this alive looking for my dad's info.?