Sylvia Allen Pendleton, passed away peacefully at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Concord, N.H. on November 27, 2012 with her loving family at her bedside. Sylvia had battled bi-polar disorder, heart and lung disease with great courage for the last 38 years of her life and is now at peace. Sylvia was the wife of Jerry Pendleton, President of SkyTrans Mfg., LLC.
Sylvia was born in Concord, N.H. on November 26, 1938, the second daughter of John and Sarah (Mock) Allen. She and her three sisters, Elsie Cook of Belton, Texas; Sally Lake of Webster, N.H. and Susan Whitney of Penacook, N.H. grew up on their parent’s dairy farm, Allen Acres, on Allen Road, Webster, helping their parents raise Registered Brown Swiss dairy cattle. She and her sisters were active in the 4-H club showing their Brown Swiss cattle at many of the fairs of N.H. and New England for many years as children.
Sylvia graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1956 and married her classmate and husband of 54 years, Jerry, on June 14, 1958. She and her husband raised their five children in the home that she and her husband, along with her father and many others, built on Pearson Hill Road in Webster.
She was well know in Webster for her life-long support of the Webster Congregational Church, the Webster Church Booth at the Hopkinton State Fair as well as the hundreds of strawberry and other types of pies she donated over the years to the Saturday night Grange suppers in Webster. She was a very talented craftsperson having made many items for family and friends and was responsible for the creation and making of the “Stinky Hollow” skunk signs that appeared on the lawns of the neighbors of the Penacook sewage treatment plant as a silent protest to the odors that emanated from the plant when it was first built.
Sylvia was a great cook resulting in such culinary delights as “Green Goop” cookies, strawberry pies, and many other creations not found in any cookbooks. Her cooking skills legacy lives on in her five sons, all of who are excellent cooks as the result of her teaching.
Sylvia leaves her husband Jeremy (Jerry) L. Pendleton Sr.; her five sons, Jeremy, Jr., who faithfully took care of her in her final years; John and his wife Evelyn, and her grandchildren Paige, Aaron and Tucker; James and her Grandchildren John, Adam, Elizabeth, Travis and Hannah; Daniel and his wife Melissa and Step-Grandchildren Robert and Samuel; Mathew and his Companion, Tina Boothe and Granddaughter Rebecca, all of Webster, N.H.; her sisters and many nieces and nephews scattered around the country.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Frank Brown Pendleton, who was born and died on September 1, 1968. This date was to haunt her as it helped fuel the depression that she battled for the rest of her life.
Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, December 1 at the Webster Congregational Church in Webster, N.H. with committal services immediately following in the Pendleton Family plot at the Courser Hill Cemetery in Webster.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Sons, family and her many friends.