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DERRY — Local gardeners are paying tribute to past members with books donated in their memory.

The Derry Garden Club donated two books in memory of Marian “Becky” Whitehouse, who died in June 2013.

The club donated “Horticulture Exhibiting and Judging” books to both Derry Public Library and Taylor Library.

Whitehouse was a member of the club for many years and served as president from 1991 to 1993.

Club members remembered her for her talents as a painter, singer and seamstress.

She wrote many poems that were often shared during Garden Club meetings.

The donated books were chosen because Whitehouse was an expert on plant classification and filled that position in many club flower shows.

“Our community will miss this wonderful, talented friend,” member Corinne Safron said.

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