Earl Cornelius Boudette, longtime resident of Charlestown, NH, and formerly of Claremont, NH, died January 20, 2017 at Pine Rock Senior Living in Warner, NH.
Earl was born February 24, 1930, in Claremont, a son of William E. and Ida (Young) Boudette. He grew up in Claremont and North Charlestown and graduated from Stevens High School in 1949. He attended the University of New Hampshire and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1954.
Upon graduation from UNH, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, attended Basic Infantry Officer Course at Fort Benning; and served the rest of his two-year commitment in Germany as platoon leader in the 2nd Infantry Regiment in Munich, and with Special Services in Berchtesgaden.
Upon discharge from the Army in 1956, Earl entered the teaching profession, accepting a position in the Woodstock, VT school system. He then taught in Saranac Lake, NY, before returning to graduate school at the University of Innsbruck, Austria in 1959. Upon completion, he accepted a position at Springfield High School, Springfield, VT, in 1960. He made Charlestown, NH, his home.
Receiving a Fulbright Scholarship in 1962, he lived in Northeim, Germany, ’62-’63 where he taught at Gymnasium Corvinianum in Northeim and studied at Gottingen University. He also participated in activities coordinated by the United States Information Service in Hannover, Germany.
During his tenure in Springfield, Earl taught Social Studies, started the German program and was awarded the NEA Pacemaker Award for the design and teaching of a Humanities Pilot Program that was funded by a US Government grant. Among other honors, he was awarded two NDEA scholarships to Dartmouth College and two Arts & Humanities assignments to Williams College and the University of Oregon. He retired from his position at Springfield High School in 1993.
Skiing was his lifelong passion and he captained the USEUR Alpine Ski Team in 1956 that competed in international competitions in Europe. After coaching skiing at Woodstock and Saranac Lake, he served as an instructor and as a ski patrolman and the Mt. Ascutney Resort. Upon retirement, he became an active golfer and was accepted as a member on the Hooper Golf Club, serving one term on the Board of Directors.
Members of his surviving family include his sister, Norma Principe of Springfield, MA, and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Earl was predeceased by his brothers, William and Eugene, his sisters, Thelma Lambert and Nathalie Breault, and his long-time companion, Christine Lawler.
There will be no calling hours. Burial and a celebration of Earl’s life will be held in the Spring.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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