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A. David Jaques

November 2, 1936 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

A. David Jaques Obituary

HEBRON—A. David Jaques, 87, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Speare Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born in New York City, David was one of four children of Dr. Alan and Grace (Ferrin) Jaques. Although David grew up in New York, the family summered in Hebron for years. While in college in Vermont, David was drafted into the US Army where he was a structural steel specialist. After discharge, he lived in Long Island, NY, for several years, but then settled in Miami, FL, where for 13 years he and his long-time business partner and friend, Joel Langbaum, were in construction and the concrete business.  In addition, he had obtained his auctioneer’s certification and handled auctions throughout the area.

In 1982, he moved back to Hebron, NH, to care for his parents, residing in the family's historical homestead.  For the last 20 years, David primarily operated his own sawmill, custom cutting lumber right up until last year. David was a lover of all animals but especially the parrots, dogs, cats, and crows he has cared for over the years, earning him the nickname "Dr. Dolittle",

Family members include his daughter, Michelle (Harold Joe) Matthews; son, Jon (Margie) Jaques all of Hebron, NH; adopted daughter, Judy (Bing) Rodgers of Campton, NH; grandchildren David Nilsson, Loni Burns, Katie Jaques, Michael (Melinda) Matthews, Joseph (Melisa) Matthews, Dale Bartlett, Christopher (Jenn) Matthews, Forrest (Jennifer) Matthews, Shane (Marissa) Rodgers, Bill (Jessica) Rodgers; great-grandchildren, Rosalind Nilsson, James Nilsson, Michael Matthews Jr., Amber Friend, Veronica (Brant) Vogt, Jordan Matthews, Alexis Matthews, Melisa Matthews, Joseph Matthews Jr., Taylor Matthews, Rowyn Matthews, Brice Proctor, Aiden Hickerson; several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jonathan (Melinda) Jaques of Dennysville, ME; and several nieces and nephews.  

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth (Loggins) Jaques in 1992, second wife, Marie Braley Jaques in 2019, as well as a son, Alan A. Jaques II in 2002.

There are no calling hours.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 16 Church Lane, Hebron, NH. Rev. Ralph English will officiate.Burial with military honors will on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Hebron Village Cemetery, Church Lane, Hebron, NH. 

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Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Union Congregational Church (Church Lane, Hebron)

Military Honors
June 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Hebron Village Cemetery
Church Lane
Hebron, NH 03241
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