NH Remembers Granny D, Who Walked Across US at 89

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) - Hundreds of admirers of a New Hampshire activist who was known as Granny D and walked across the country to raise awareness of campaign finance reform have attended her memorial service.

Doris Haddock's service at the Dublin Community Church on Sunday drew guests including federal, state and local officials.

Haddock died Tuesday of respiratory illness at her home in Dublin, a small town southwest of Concord (KAHN'-kard). She was 100.

At age 89 she walked 3,200 miles in 14 months for campaign finance reform. She wore a wide-brimmed straw hat and carried a yellow flag.

On Sunday, admirers handed out small straw hat pins in her memory.

Dennis Burke said in the eulogy Granny D didn't cure diseases or end wars but was more durable than the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous granite formation that collapsed in 2003.

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