Trudy May Powers, age 68, of Bristol, New Hampshire, passed away Thursday evening at The Retreat at Golden View in Meredith, NH surrounded by her family. A longtime resident of New Hampton, born August 31, 1948, to Donald Merton Mudgett and Thelma Marion Brown, she taught English to thousands of kids in the region over a 38-year career in the Inter-Lakes school district in Meredith. She loved teaching (even the 8th graders), family trips to the ocean, reading while watching her birds, gardening, doting on her grandchildren and driving her car with the top Trudy May Powersdown – even in winter. Beloved wife of Joel Powers of New Hampton for 45 years, she will be missed by her children Whitney Stinson and husband Eric of Meredith, and JP Powers of Charlestown, MA, and her loving grandchildren Ainsley May Stinson and Isla Mackenzie Stinson. She leaves behind her favorite sister, Cindy Keenan of Gilford, and big brother, Lt. Colonel Donald Merton Mudgett Jr. of Indianapolis. The family wishes to thank all of Trudy’s caregivers, who over the years made it possible for her to spend so much quality time with her grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday April 18th 5-8:00 pm at Church Landing in Meredith NH, funeral service to follow on Wednesday at 11:00am at the New Hampton Community Church on Main Street where she and Joel were married in 1972. Remembrance gifts may be made to the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton where she served for many years, or to the Inter-Lakes Education Association Scholarship Fund. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more info go to