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Monday, April 4, 2011

Dale Childs Passed.....

From the Eagle Tribune;

ATKINSON, N.H. — Dale A. (Deyermond) Childs, 66, of Atkinson, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester.

Born in Methuen, daughter of the late Warren Deyermond and Eleanor McEvoy she was raised in Lawrence and Methuen and was a member of the Tenney High School, Class of 1962. She later attended Merrimack College in North Andover in the Accounting Program.

A longtime resident of Atkinson, Mrs. Childs was a member of the Atkinson Police Department from 1981 until 1998, serving as Juvenile Office from 1992 until 1995 and the Animal Control Officer from 1980 until 1995. She served on the Town Building Needs Committee and was a member of the Budget Committee from 1985 until 1994, serving as chairman from 1986 until 1994 and also served on The Highway Safety Committee from 1989 until 1995 and Co-Chairman of the Dispatch Committee. She has also served as a Cemetery Trustee since 1999 and a Trustee of the Trust Funds for the past 25 years.

Mrs. Childs was also a 24 year member of the Hampstead Police Department, beginning in 1987 and also served as the Town Animal Control Officer and Juvenile Officer. A founder and member of the Hampstead Schools Crisis Team, she represented the Police Department at Project Respect at the Hampstead Middle School. She was Past President and Secretary of the Hampstead Police Association and Past Chairman and presently Board Member of the Family Mediation and Juvenile Services and member of the Board of Directors of the Community Alliance for Teen Safety since 2004.

Mrs. Childs also served as a Special Deputy for the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department.

A member of the Atkinson Congregational Church, she served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 until 2010 and was presently a member of the Pastoral Relations Committee.

A member of the U.S. Trotting Association since 1971, Mrs. Childs owned, trained and raced harness horses and was one of the few women starters in the horse racing industry throughout New England. She was employed by the State of New Hampshire Pari-Mutuel Commission since 1987 and was named Director of Racing Enforcement for the State of New Hampshire in 2006.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, raising animals and spending quality time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Fred J. Childs; a son and daughter-in-law, Shane G. and Michele Childs of Atkinson; a daughter, Dawn K. Amiss of Cordova, Md.; a step-son, Fred D. Childs of Peabody; three step-daughters, Sue H. Gatzimos and her husband Stratton of Merrimack, N.H., Carol A. Tobey of Eliot, Maine, and Paula J. Hovey of Danvers; nine grandchildren, Kerri, Ryan, Shawn, Courtney, Ashley, Danielle, Zachary, Makenna and Emerson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Brittany Dawn Childs in 1997.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St.., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Atkinson Congregational Church, Main Street, Atkinson, followed by burial in Atkinson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brittany Dawn Childs Scholarship Fund, c/o Hampstead New Hampshire Police Department, P.O. Box 78, Hampstead, N.H.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

In honor of Dale Boycott the Blog!!! We love you Dale.

Henry said...

I had the privilege and pleasure of serving with Dale on the Trustees of the Congregational Church.

There was no one with a better sense of humor, and no one with more of a "get it done" approach to her work.

Atkinson is a way better place because Dale lived and served here.

Hank Riehl
Maple Ave

Anonymous said...

I agree, boycott

Anonymous said...

We will miss you Dale, boycott

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dale, Atkinson will pay true tribute to honor you.

Boycott

Anonymous said...

Boycott

Anonymous said...

A little to late...copy the paper is that the best this blog could do. Boycott

Anonymous said...

For Dale. Boycotttttt

Anonymous said...

Boycott, if you would like to post a nice comment to the family you can on the Eagle Tribune. Boycott

Anonymous said...

To all the mindless lemmings repeating the word 'boycott.'

What does Dale Childs have to
do with boycotting the blog??--
considering she was never
involved with it?

Anonymous said...

To use the demise of any person to shut a blog site is unfortunate and uncalled for. The boycott bloggers are the lowlifes in Atkinson who have their own agendas and not the for the good of the community. What they can't seem to accept is the public response in favor or not on any subject on this site. It just doesn't fit in their open or hidden agendas and that seems to be why they use a persons death as a tool to destroy the site and further their own selfishness. JMHO

Anonymous said...

It is disgraceful to use Dales passing for your selfish agenda.

I did not really know Dale Childs but reading the ET article showed me her public service was so much bigger than I knew and it is a tribute to her.

I recently went to the funeral of my friend's wife and listened to the family members talk about her. I saw I knew only a little about Fay and not the whole picture by far.

Consequently, I politely request others post their memories of Dale. And I politely request postings be respectful and honorable to Dale's memory.

My condolences to Mr. Childs. Many share your loss.

MAcciard said...

Fred, and Shane I am sorry for your loss. Fred when you were a selectman the first time, and Dale chaired budget, No one on that committee was more dedicated or tenacious than she.

RIP Dale

Anonymous said...

She didn't like you

Anonymous said...

I read the very one-sided comments about Dale Childs, and wonder about the deliberate overlooking of the fact that for all of the good things and time Dale gave to the town, she was also a very flawed individual who bullied and abused people who she disagreed with.

Objectively think back, re-watch some cable tv tapes of past Town Meetings. Dale repeatedly, town meeting after town meeting, would loudly heckle, use vicious sarcasm, and be very verbally abusive to residents whose position she disagreed with, while they were at the mike. Moderator Polito never had the backbone to stand up to her and she took his cowardice as a license to attack and be very verbally abusive to opposing speakers at will.

Outside of Town Meetings, many residents interaction with Dale as dog officer and police officer was of their being cursed at by Dale, whose vulgar language reflected poorly on the town.

Yes, ceetainly feel sorry for her suffering from the ravages of cancer, definitely feel sympathy and compassion for family members who helplessly watched her suffer, and have now lost a family member, praise what good things and hard work which she did for the Town, but at the same time, don't cast a blind eye towards Dale's abusive behavior towards anyone who she disagreed with. While she had a good side, she also had a very dark side, which could be very dark.

They will be those who will not like the truth of this posting and will attack this posting, but those same people, in they make themselves think objectively, will have to admit that she was definitely no saint in how intolerantly and abusively she dealt with people with whom she disagreed.

MAcciard said...

You are absolutely correct.

Anonymous said...

You need help

Anonymous said...

The new write up explains how the town admin is related to Dale. He calls her an aunt and friend of his mother. I guess he has connections. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Is our Police Department cursed? How
many employees and former employees
have passed away? And how many
from cancer. Time to check for radon or
boot out Consentino. Be afraid men in
blue. Be very afraid.

MAcciard said...

That was uncalled for.

Anonymous said...

There is a good side to everyone and now is the time to focus on that. Yes Mrs Childs was not perfect. I certainly am not. But now is the time to sum up the best part of her life. So please continue with any short stories about Mrs Childs. We only need to hear the wonderful ones now as the negatives have been reported.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Fred and Shane, so sorry for you loss. My condolences to your entire family. Please ignore those who use her passing for their personal political agenda on this blog. Disgusting.

Dale was genuine. Anyone who knew her was aware of her dedication and that yes, sometimes she pissed people off. You had to have your homework done when it came to debates. I didn't always agree with her but that stuff seems so trivial now. I learned a lot from her and appreciated her spirit and determination. I think others could learn from her as well. Everyone should have paid closer attention. I view her as a teacher and better understand what public service means in Atkinson.

Thank you, Dale. RIP

Anonymous said...

To Anon April 5, 2011 9:09 AM

You said

They will be those who will not like the truth of this posting and will attack this posting, but those same people, in they make themselves think objectively, will have to admit that she was definitely no saint in how intolerantly and abusively she dealt with people with whom she disagreed.

It sounds like you had a real problem with Dale but now is not the time to be so negative. The bottom line is if you felt so injured, you should have taken steps to get support in meetings or volunteer or do something about it at the time. Why didn't you? Sounds like you were gutless then and now speaking ill of the dead is even further proof you are gutless.

Complaining after she has passed is rude and disrepectful to the family.

Anonymous said...

Wait until Consentino passes. I can almost see the gushing articles in the Eagle Tribune now. I for one will be dancing in the street right in front of the police station. If you're looking for me, I'll be the one speaking ill of the dead with a megaphone.

Anonymous said...

Come on now, he has done so many good things for the seniors in town. How can you speak ill of Phil? Many will miss him.

Anonymous said...

Will we need a detail for the funeral?

Anonymous said...

Fred, you were one of the first people I met in this town and you've always been a class act with me. You and Dale fought for what you believed in and while some take issue with that I believe you always had the best interests of the town at heart. It takes courage to take a stand on anything in this town and even more so to hold public office here. Thank you for all that you and Dale did for Atkinson over the years. RIP Dale.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to read of Dale's passing away. Although we did not know her personally, I can say she must be admired for her work. We moved out of state years ago from Hampstead. To make a long story short, before we moved, we had a yard sale, received a check that bounced several times, notified the Hampstead PD and Dale said if it was the last thing she did, she would get that money for us. And she did just that. Even though we were out of state, she kept in touch with us.

Those of you who are writing negative comments should be ashamed.