Lydia Lois Thomas Schellenberg

> Lydia Lois Thomas Schellenberg, widow of Roland Charles Schellen­berg, who died on Novem­ber 17, 1986, was born in Hyannis, Mass., on July 18, 1922.

She was the daughter of the late Evelyn Fish Thomas and Er­nest Vaughan Thomas. She grad­uated from Barn­stable High School in 1940.

She married Ro­land C. Schellen­berg on July 6, 1943. They lived in Lynnfield, Massa­chusetts before moving to Hollis, New Hampshire in September 1964.

She had worked for "My Insurance Man" while her husband was serving in the Air Force. For more than 30 years she worked at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis.

She was active as a member of the Congrega­tional Church of Hollis, UCC, as a member of the Ladies Society and Dea­con Emerita. She was also active in the Hollis Wom­an’s Club, Hollis Histori­cal Society, and the Hollis Day Circle of Home and Friends.

For many years she served as a checklist su­pervisor for the town. On March of 2012, Lydia was honored at the town meet­ing by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as the Citi­zen of the Year in appre­ciation of her many years of service to the Town of Hollis.

She was predeceased by a sister, Martha Fal­conieri, and a brother, Charles H. Thomas.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Paul and Nancy Tietze of New Jersey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Maggie Schel­lenberg of Milford, NH, and the Rev. Dr. Roger and Virginia Schellen­berg of Virginia; three granddaughters and their spouses, Lauren and Dave Fenton of NJ, Kimberly and Brian Klecan of DE and Stacey and Andrew Wood of NH; grand­daughter Saman­tha Schellenberg of VA; two grand­sons, Brett Schel­lenberg of CA and Thom­as Schellenberg of VA; a sister, Isabel Stepnik of Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Thomas and Marci Thomas of MA; two great-granddaughters; one great-grandson and several nieces and neph­ews.

Lydia enjoyed spend­ing time with her family, cooking, gardening, her church activities and time at the seashore.

SERVICES: There were no visiting hours. A fu­neral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Congre­gational Church of Hollis, UCC, 3 Monument Square, Hollis, NH 03049. Inter­ment prayers and burial were private at East Cem­etery in Hollis.

In lieu of flowers, dona­tions can be made in Lyd­ia’s memory to the Congre­gational Church of Hollis, UCC.

The DAVIS FUNER­AL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrange­ments.

An online guest book is available at www.davis, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS AN­OTHER."