Nathan H. Hewes SUNAPEE — Nathan H. Hewes, the only child of Frances Wing Hewes and Clifton Francis Hewes, died peacefully in the wee hours of the morning of Aug. 6, 2020, at the age of 90. He was able to stay in the comfort of his own home under the care of his family with the wonderful support of BAYADA Hospice services. Nate was the widower of Phyllis Weld Hewes who passed away in January 2019. Nate and Phyllis were soulmates who fell in love in grade school in the one-room schoolhouses of Cornish, New Hampshire. Both graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, New Hampshire, class of 1949 and married in November 1949. They embarked on a 69-year journey of love, adventure, hard work, opportunity and good fortune. Nate served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict; he was deeply patriotic and instilled these values in his children. He lived life fully, always demonstrating a great love for his country and respect for the flag. After returning from Korea, Nate worked at Joy Mfg. as a powerhouse engineer for 33 years, taking early retirement when Joy moved to the Midwest, and then working in construction with his close friend, Tom Perron. Nate is survived by four children, Rhonda Amadon and husband Frank Amadon of Cornish Flat, New Hampshire; Beth Hewes and David Dumas of Goshen, New Hampshire; David Hewes and Ashley Gideos of Walpole, New Hampshire, and Douglas Hewes of Concord, New Hampshire. He has seven grandchildren, Erin Amadon and husband Robert Hogg of Troy, Maine; Courtney Amadon and husband Chris Singer of Nottingham, New Hampshire; Nicole Goewey and fiancée Dorothy Frederick of Wilbraham, Massachusetts; Danielle Manning and husband Jamie Manning of Milford, New Hampshire; Joseph Goewey and wife Meredith Goewey of Berlin, New Hampshire; Tyler Hewes of South Cornish, New Hampshire; and Emily Hewes of Kingston, New Hampshire. Nate is survived by five great-grandchildren, Noah Spaulding, Gabe Spaulding, Madison Manning, Nathan Gilbert and Ellie Hewes. Special friends and former neighbors, Tom and Kelley Perron, also survive; as well as sisters-in-law, Beverly Owen of Dunnellon, Florida, and Deborah Smith of Bloomington, Illinois; nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the BAYADA organization for wonderful support over the last two years as we have cared for our two parents through their last journey in life. We would especially like to thank Kate, Mike, Gail, Gerry and Cindy for sharing their special gifts and knowledge with us and with our folks. Nate enjoyed the outdoors: bird hunting in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, where he owned a camp on Back Lake; hiking into remote fishing holes and snowmobiling the miles of trails around northern New Hampshire; or simply driving on Route 3 and going on “moose patrol;” camping; or boating and fishing on the Indian River near his winter home in Florida. As you read in many obituaries, over anything else, Nate loved his family. Simply put, he was a great Dad. He gave the gift of his time and involvement, his gratitude and his words of love. Nate and Phyllis lived on Mountain View Lake in Sunapee, New Hampshire, for 45 years. Nate could often be seen having his morning coffee by the big picture window early in the morning watching the antics of the otters and hummingbirds and the occasional moose or deer visitors. He spent countless hours on the dock baiting the hook of a child’s fish pole as the generations learned the pastime of fishing. Nate would be honored by donations to the youth programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to further outdoor education and to support specific youth instruction. Checks can be sent to: Connect Kids to Wildlife, NH Fish and Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Lyme, New Hampshire. At this time, Nate and Phyl will be laid to rest, together again. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad St., Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.
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