LEMPSTER — Emily C. Fairweather, 87, of Lempster, N.H., died peacefully at her home on Aug. 27, 2019.
She was born in New Haven, Conn., to Richard B. Diehl and Madeleine (Wayne) Diehl on Jan. 29, 1932.
Emily’s early years were spent exploring the fields and forests of Lempster, many times on a pony. She graduated from the School of Horticulture for Women in Ambler, Pa.
In a milking contest, Emily’s skill gained the admiration of her future husband Bruce (who she soundly defeated). They married in 1954 and eventually settled in Vermont to farm and teach at The Woodstock Country School, and raise their two children.
Emily shared her love of horses by managing the riding program. After 20 years, the couple moved to her family's farm in Lempster. They reclaimed the farm from ruin and enjoyed many years with visits from family and friends.
Emily was an active member of the Lempster community; she volunteered for the Historical Society and spent 34 years as a member of the Conservation Commission. For 18 years she enjoyed being the Librarian at the Miner Memorial Library.
Emily was predeceased by her husband, George “Bruce” Fairweather in 1990, and her brother David Diehl in 2013.
She is survived by her sister, Peggy Pinton of Connecticut, and her two children, Rebecca Farrand and Richard Fairweather, both of Lempster, N.H.
Emily died the same way she lived, with quiet dignity and a good sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Society.
A celebration of Emily’s life will be held at a later date.