Elizabeth M. Child
PERU -- Elizabeth M. Child, 99, of Dickvale Road, passed away on Sept. 5, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family, and dear friend Laura. She resided in Peru for over 70 years in the family home.
She was born on September 15, 1913 in Manchester, NH, the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Bowley) Eastman. She worked for a few years at Diamond Match in Peru then raised her family.
On November 15, 2011 she was presented the Boston Post Cane for becoming Peru’s oldest citizen.
She was married in Peru on December 8, 1934 to Norman Child, who passed away June 25, 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Edwin and his wife, Belle, and Dale of Peru; a daughter, Jacqueline McLean and her husband, Russell of Peru; two sisters, Olive Harris of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Ruth Lieberman of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Edwin, Arthur, Albert Eastman and Richard Page; one granddaughter and a great-grandson.
The family wishes to extend a gratefully thank you to the staff at Androscoggin Home Health Care, especially her nurse Sandy and aide Laura.