Newmarket - Earle Sewall, known as “Oxenman”, 77, of Wadleigh Falls Road, died March 1, 2013, at Exeter Hospital.
Born September 8, 1935 in Dover, NH, he was the 9th child of Frank Albert Sewall and Marylyn (Ross) Sewall. He lived his entire life on The Plains of Newmarket, and attended Newmarket schools.
Earle began working on his father’s farm, Great Spring Farm, and delivered milk. He worked for NHDOT as a laborer until 1990 when he retired.
Earle loved farm life, particularly the great Draft horses, and his oxen “Pat and Mike”. He also enjoyed the County Fairs.
As a young man he sang in a number of local churches. He studied singing with Norman Leavit in Portsmouth, and was a member of the Rockingham Choral Society.
Survivors include his partner and wife of the last 26 years, Beverly Jean (Mason) Sewall; his son, Kevin Mark Sewall, and his “special daughter” Pamela March, both of New Durham; 4 brothers, Kenneth & wife Dorothy Sewall of South Carolina, Rodney & wife Margaret Sewall of Barrington, Neil & wife Karen Sewall of Barrington, and Harlan Sewall of Newmarket; 4 sisters, Marjorie Currier of Newmarket, Sylvia Lang & husband Theodore of Newmarket, Cynthia Jones of Pittsfield, and Sharon Hopey & husband Chuck of Madbury; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Wallace & Bradley Sewall and sisters, Vera Sewall and Phyllis Johnston of Virginia.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and everyone else for their help and kindness.
A Celebration of Life for Earle will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Earle's Farm in Newmarket. Earle's friends and family will celebrate a life well lived.
Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.