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April 17, 2014

Heather Kyte

Milford, NH — Heather Kyte, 67, of Milford, NH, died Saturday, March 22, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, following a short illness.

She was born on February 3, 1947, in Haverhill, MA. Heather was the daughter of Beatrice Mehl and the late Daniel Mehl. She was a graduate of Haverhill High School. In 1983, she married Thomas Kyte of Waltham, MA, then moved to NH and had lived there for the last 30 years. Heather’s passion for animal welfare lead her to rescuing birds and dogs, and she eventually opened Annie’s Place All Breed Rescue, in Milford, NH. Over the course of the last 10 years, Heather placed over 1,000 animals in forever homes. If not tending to the animals, Heather could be found spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her three daughters, Rebekah Anderson and her husband, Michael, of Milford, NH, Jenny Garby and her husband, Thomas, of Milford, NH, and Lisa Soucy and her husband, Sean, of Salem, NH; as well as by her grandchildren, Julia, Kathryn and Joshua Anderson, Emma Garby, and Logan Soucy; her sisters, Judith Forman and Sherry Graham; and 9 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Wendy (Johnston) and her brother, Barry Mehl.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life is planned in May. For information, please contact the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Annie’s Place All Breed Rescue at People’s United Bank, 606 Nashua St., Milford, NH 03055 or to the Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.