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Henry Gilmer Twombly

January 19, 1952 — September 22, 2018

Henry Gilmer Twombly

Henry Harry Gilmer Twombly, 66, was born in New York City on January 19, 1952. Harry passed away unexpectedly on September 22nd. He passed in his favorite chair outside while reading and enjoying the view of his beloved mountains. Harry grew up in Summit, NJ, and attended local schools before going to The Pingry School. He graduated high school from Phillips Andover Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History/Political Science from Drew University and received a Masters in Education at UC of Santa Barbara. Harry was a Middle School Social Studies teacher in Florida and New York.

Harry loved to travel, and lived in Hawaii before returning to New York City, New Jersey and New Hampshire. He moved to Sedona in 2008 where he hiked among the red rocks and loved to watch the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. His spiritual growth flourished in Sedona, a place he loved so much. He had a diverse group of friends and was involved in many pursuits. He gave freely of his time and energy to many organizations. Harry volunteered his time at the Library, the Green Bag Food Collection for the Sedona Food Bank, the Sedona Arts Festival and the Illuminate Film Festival. He loved Improv, writing and music, and he volunteered generously. He founded Anything Goes, an Improv group, eight years ago. The group celebrated his life on September 26th.

Harry loved to research and write about local issues, and to share his knowledge about complicated subjects. He enjoyed raising public awareness about the Government and how it affected everyone. In his passion to always uncover the truth, Harry co-founded Just Facts EDU, a nonprofit charitable organization. www.JustFacts.NET

Harry always came back to New Hampshire in the summers, as it was one of his favorite places. He loved the area and all the people, especially from Twin Lake Villa in New London, NH. He loved hiking up the brook, swimming, sailing and spending time with his family and friends.

Harry was a free spirit who was also known as Zephyr, Uncle Z and Henry to his friends in Sedona. He loved to play music with his friends and was a compassionate person and gifted writer. Harry/Uncle Z/ Zephyr/Henry will be remembered as one of the most unique, original, creative, one of a kind individuals we will have ever had the privilege to know. His spirit will live on in all who knew him for his caring, kindness and playfulness. We wish him peace and forever cherish the time we shared with him.

Harry is survived by his brother Dave (Cindy), their 2 daughters, Emmie Twombly, Megan Stoner (Chris) and their son, Will Stoner.

A Celebration of his life has occurred in Sedona and another one is being held at the First Baptist Church, New London, NH on October 13, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Please feel free to donate to Just Facts EDU - a nonprofit organization 501C(3), which Harry co-founded in Sedona.
Just Facts EDU
PO Box 3519
Sedona, AZ 86340

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