Herta M. Sutton, 79, of Pine Hill Lane passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH.
Born on April 17, 1940 in Bavaria, Germany, she was the daughter of Franz and Eleonora (Tosch) Binder and sister of Franz Binder.
Upon finishing her schooling in Zording Germany, Herta began a career as a fashion designer for Bogner Ski Wear. Looking for adventure after spending five years in the world of sports fashion, she and a girl friend set out for the United States to work in Andover Massachusetts as an au pair. Shortly thereafter, she met her husband Ted at a Boston Hill ski race. They were married in 1964 in Germany and shared 55 years of marriage. Herta raised two wonderful children Tina (whom predeceased her) and Tom (Jennifer) and her grandson Timothy. Herta also leaves an aunt Emilie Tosch, a dear friend Hilde Adelsberger, as well as several nieces and nephews.
This lovely lady has been part of alpine ski racing for over 35 years. Stating as a race secretary at the Eastern Mass BWL Championships at Pat’s Peak, and continuing at Crotched Mountain, she later moved to Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH. Herta was the Executive Secretary for NHARA for almost 20 years keeping track of membership, answering all the many questions and assisting NHARA whenever called upon.
Now retired from NHARA, but not from service to ski racing, Herta continued to support her husband Ted’s work with US Skiing and Snowboarding.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am Thursday, November 7 at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln, NH with Rev Elson Kattookkaran officiating. A reception will follow at the Woodstock Station followed by burial at 3pm (everyone is welcome to attend) at Mad River Cemetery on Mad River Road in Campton.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St Josephs Church, 25 Church Street, Lincoln, NH 03251 or to the Tina Sutton Memorial Fund, c/o The Loon Race Team, PO Box 1195, Lincoln, NH 03251
Arrangements are by Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH. Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.