2017-11-29 / Obituaries

Stuart Methven

Stuart “Stu” Methven, of Brussels, Belgium and New Hampshire, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nicole Lermusieau; two daughters, Laurie Methven, Morgan County and Megan McFatter of Florida; two sons, Kent Methven of Maryland and Gray Methven of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and then earned his Bachelor’s degree at Amherst College. Later obtaining his master’s degree from MIT.

In 1952 he began his career with CIA agency. Following his retirement after 27 years he owned the Martinsburg News and then served as a consultant for the Hudson Institute and Center for Naval Analyses.

In 2008, his book called Laughter in the Shadows, a CIA Memoir was published.

Memorial services will be held in Brussels Thursday, November 30. Burial services will be held in the spring in Hopkinton, N.H.

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