Everett Herbert Eastman
August 10, 1927
December 17, 2011
CHATHAM, NH - Everett Herbert Eastman, 84, of Chatham, NH, passed away peacefully at his homestead farm on Saturday, December 17, 2011 with his son Jason by his side. Herb was born on August 10, 1927 at his homestead farm in Chatham and was the eldest of seven children of Everett and Carrie Eastman. Growing up, he worked on the farm and spent much quality time with his "Uncle Hickory".
Herb started working for the State of New Hampshire in 1943 until he was drafted by the Army and was a veteran of WWII and served his country in Okinawa, Japan. Upon his return, he continued his career with the State of New Hampshire until his retirement in December 1984. During his career with the State, he was employed as the road patrolman in Chatham and Crawford Notch. After his retirement, Herb worked for Gordon Brown Logging for seven years. He started in the repair shop and then moved on to ground work where he assisted in the construction of two Forest Service roads. He also worked for Indian Acres/Forest Acres as well as other contractors as a carpenter which he enjoyed very much.
Herb was happily married to his late wife, Kathryn (Jordan) Eastman of Fryeburg, ME for twenty seven years. During their life together they enjoyed dancing, camping, traveling and being with friends and family. After the decease of his beloved wife, he continued woodworking, mowing fields, splitting wood, hunting, breaking and fixing the tractors and "tinkering" to stay busy and active.
Herb attended the Fryeburg New Church every Sunday and also participated in his Bible study group each week. He also served as a dedicated Selectman for the Town of Chatham from March 1989 until March 2007. On December 10, 2011, Herb was proud to be Best Man in his son's wedding.
Through Herb's life experiences, he offered to all who knew him and to anyone he met, many, many stories and wisdom. He was well know for his helping hand, sense of humor and his "jokes". Herb lead a full life and had an abundance of friends and family. Herb is predeceased by his wife, Kathryn (Jordan) Eastman. He is survived by his son, Jason S. Eastman and his wife Jennifer (Zulker) Eastman of Chatham, NH; his brother Norman Eastman of Soldotna, AK; his brother Richard Eastman and his wife Loretta Eastman of Chatham, NH; his brother Frank Eastman and his wife Barbara Eastman of Chatham, NH; his brother Nelson Eastman of Chatham, NH; his brother Charles Eastman and his wife Marilyn Eastman of Silver Lake, NH; his sister Jean Eastman of Chatham, NH as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is also predeceased by his special companions Ola Mae Dickey Wheaton and Anna Eastman both of whom he had many good memories with.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, May 25th at Chatham Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg New Church, 12 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, Me 04037 in memory of Everett "Herb' Eastman. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.