Leanne J. (Derby) Grout

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Leanne J. (Derby) Grout, 66, a resident of Keene and formerly of New Mexico and Winchester, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, January 22, 2024, with the love of family by her side.

She was born a daughter to the late Dilys J. (Goldsmith) and Lawrence E. Derby on January 26, 1957, in Swindon, England. After moving to the states, Leanne attended local school and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1976. Leanne continued her education at the Keene Cosmetology School.

On July 2, 1995, Leanne exchanged vows with the love of her life, Alan C. Grout Sr. They had a simple service at the Ashuelot Park in Keene with family and friends celebrating them.

Leanne worked for ICU/Smith Medical in their manufacturing department for 5 years until she retired in 2022. Prior, she worked for an independent cosmetologist hairdresser for over 30 years. She also formerly worked for Golden Services of New Mexico as a private health care attendant for 7 years.

Leanne enjoyed many hobbies in life such as, traveling, an avid reader of fantasy novels, drawing and editing pictures. She loved all animals but especially loved dogs.

Mrs. Grout is survived by her husband Alan C. Grout Sr. of Keene, their two children Alan C. Grout Jr. and his wife, Pia of Keene, Jill K. Kimball of Upper Lake, CA. She is also survived by her sister Lynn M. Fugate and her husband, Gardner of Carlbad, NM., eight grandchildren, Noah Kimball, Tyler Kimball, Breauna Martin, Rebecca Grout, Zachary Grout, Madison Britt, Christopher Britt, Laine Walsh, and several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews extended family, and friends. Leanne is predeceased by her parents, her two siblings, Paul L. Derby who passed in 2018, Donna J. Lucas who passed in 2016, and her two grandchildren, Madison Hamilton and Paightlin Bergeron. A burial will take place later in the spring of 2024 at St. Joseph Cemetery, 600 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH, 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.

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