Jane  Libby
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Haverhill - Jane Libby, 84, of Haverhill, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, Dec. 28.
She was a wonderful woman, fiercely independent, very private, and dedicated to her work, family, and friends. She was much loved and will be sorely missed.
She was born in Foxboro, the only child of the late Carl and Esther (Holton) Libby.
Educated in the Shelburne, Mass., school system, Jane went on to earn her bachelor's degree in English from Bates College.
For over 40 years she was employed as an Editor, specializing in history and education, for Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, from where she retired.
A Haverhill resident for over 30 years, she enjoyed reading, gardening, ceramics, nature, and archaeology. Her love of archaeology allowed her to travel extensively to places such as Central America, Mexico, China, and New Mexico. It also brought her together with her special companion Richard (Scotty) MacNeich who predeceased her.
Her survivors include several cousins and their families, all of whom she has left many fond memories.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Contributions in her memory may be made to Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, MRC 590, Washington, DC 20560-0590; Soaring Eagle Public Charity, P.O. Box 879, Billings MT 59103; Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203; Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840; NRDC, 40 West 20th St, NY, NY 10011; Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20077; and WWF, 1250 24th ST NE, Washington, DC 20037, charities Jane supported for many years. To share a memory, or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 4, 2019


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