Stephen H. Lyford, 64, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on July 18, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Plymouth on July 17, 1953, he was the son of Norman E. and Thelma M. (Ferrin) Lyford. Steve was raised in Ashland and was a 1972 graduate of Ashland High School.
Steve went on to attend New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester. Following his school years he was employed at L.W. Packard Woolen Mills in Ashland, Winston Titus Construction Co., and the Town of Ashland      Lyford Stephen Dad Looking Dapper (004)Highway Department for many years. Steve enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years Carole (Goodwin) Lyford of Plymouth, his son Josh Lyford of Exeter, his daughter Sally Lyford of Campton, son Elijah Lyford of Plymouth, his father Norman E. Lyford of Ashland, his brothers John Lyford of Northfield, Donald Lyford of Northfield, Paul Lyford of Ashland, Mark Lyford of New Hampton, and Alfred Lyford of Campton, his sisters Jane Lyford Sawyer of Ashland and Sara Miller of Lakeland, Florida, and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Dupuis Funeral Home at 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation NH, 175 Ammon Drive, Suite 201, Manchester, NH 03103. Dupuis Funeral Home is handling arrangements. For more info, go to