Linda May (Horn) Eyre, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Premier Healthcare in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was the widow of the late Donald R. Ayer, who passed away in August 1983 after a marriage of 32 years.
Linda was born on October 28, 1929, in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts and was the daughter of the late Malcolm C. Horn and Anna (Vandeusen) Horn.
Linda and her two sisters, Wilma and Alma, grew up in Buffalo, New York, where they graduated from Bennett High School and went to State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, she went on to teach second grade in Kenmore, New York.
After marrying Donald Ayer in 1951, Linda joined Don for a summer job at Bell Aircraft Corp. in Niagara Falls, New York, in the Dynamics division. The next step was Wellsville, New York, where she taught first grade until her first daughter was born.
A business visit by her husband to Nashua, New Hampshire, resulted in a job opportunity at his former firm, Sanders Associates. Soon after, the move to Nashua took place in 1955.
In her new city, Linda became involved by attending Board of Education meetings, and joining the Newcomers Club (where she was soon voted president). This was the first of many organizations she became president of: Broad St. PTA; a little ladies club; Nashua Theater Guild and NH Community Theater Association.
Linda has been heavily involved with the Nashua Theater Guild and has been seen in many productions over many years. When she wasn’t acting, she was always busy behind the scenes. I also worked as a substitute teacher in the Nashua School System for a long period of time.
Linda spent some of the most enjoyable times at her chalet in Guildford, New Hampshire, where the family of seven enjoyed winter skiing in the Gunstock Ski Area and summer swimming and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.
After her husband’s death, Linda worked for Sanders Associates in the security field until she retired in 1998. Shortly thereafter she worked at Out of the Woods gift shop in Merrimack, New Hampshire until its closure.
Along with her parents and husband, Linda is predeceased by her sister, Wilma Mayer.
She is survived by her sister, Alma Kelly. her five children: Diane and Jim Flowers, Randall and Vicki Eyre, Cynthia and Dana Harris, Victoria and Kevin Kendall, and Laurie Proventure; seven grandchildren: Abra, Robert Luce, Christopher Eyre, Bethany, John Ladd, Jennifer, Joseph Nolte, Karen, Aaron Morrow, Jeffrey, Daniel Kendall, and Emily Kendall; Nine great-grandchildren, Landon Nolte, Gavin Nolte, Charlotte Ladd, Evelyn Ladd, Weston Ladd, Grayson Kendall, Harper Kendall, Ezra Morrow, and Jess Morrow. She was also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services: A funeral service will be held at Christian Bible Church, 205 Manchester Street, Nashua, NH on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow immediately at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH. Family and friends are invited to attend.
The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St. Nashua, New Hampshire by arrangement. An online guestbook is available at https://www.davisfuneralhomenh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03063, for their loving care of Linda.