Janet Whyatt Dunham
Janet Whyatt Dunham
  • November 2, 1929 - March 7, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Janet W. Dunham, 87 of Keene, NH passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Genesis Health Care in Keene. She was born in Mineola, NY on November 2, 1929; the daughter of the late John and Amy (Goodwin) Wright.

Janet was educated in the Mineola school system until her senior year when the family relocated to Keene. She graduated from Keene High School, Class of 1948. She was employed as a bookkeeper for many years at Bell Kennedy Law Office and then worked as a credit collections agent for Granite State Power in Salem before her retirement. Janet owned and operated Puddin' Holler Store in Swanzey.

She was very active within the community. She served 2 terms in the NH House of Representatives, was a chairperson for the County Delegation, former president of the Mt. Caesar Library Association, a longtime member of the Old Homestead Association, and Treasurer for the Spofford Fire Department. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and loved to travel.

She is predeceased by a sister, Joan Burrill.

Janet is survived by two sons, Michael Dunham and his wife Peggy of Sullivan, NH and Lee Dunham and his wife Robin of Swanzey, NH; and three grandchildren, Eli Dunham, Christopher Dunham and Justin Dunham.

Burial will be in the spring at Mountain View Cemetery in Swanzey. The FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, Keene, NH is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services, 312 Marlboro St, Keene, NH 03431 or Save Your Ass Rescue, 23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH, 03607.