HILLSBORO, NH: Catherine L. McCulloch of Hillsboro, NH passed away peacefully on October 25, 2019, at her home with her family by her side.
Catherine was born to Cyrus R. G. Phelps and Edith Phelps on February 16, 1934 in Henniker, NH. She lived her entire life in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1952. Catherine and her beloved husband, Donald, owned and operated Phelps Photo of Hillsboro for many years before retiring together.
Catherine and Donald donated the Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Historical negatives to the Hillsborough Historical Society. Catherine was also a dedicated member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church where she sang and directed in the Choir for over 25 years. She served on many different committees within the Church organization and was known as the “Queen of the Kitchen”.
Catherine loved her family unconditionally, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would spend much of her free time watching the Celtics as a dedicated fan. She enjoyed baking and watching birds. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, of 52 years, and her sister, Patricia Newton. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Houghton and her husband Raymond of Hillsboro, NH, her sons, Scott of Hillsboro, NH and Garry and his wife Nina of Hopkinton, NH. She has 9 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Beverly Flynn, brother, Roger Phelps, stepsister, Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Friday, November 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 32 School St, in Hillsboro, NH.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 am at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, on Henniker St, in Hillsboro, NH. A celebration of life will be held at Catherine’s house following the funeral.
Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to: Hillsboro Methodist Church, Hillsboro Rescue Squad or the Concord VNA-Hospice.