Ralph Spofford of Job Seaman's Acres in New London, NH died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 79. In December of 2001, Ralph and his wife, Mary Lou, "Mickey," granted Ausbon Sargent a conservation easement on their 21-acre property located on the northwest end of Pleasant Lake accessed from Lakeshore Road. Not only does this property include forests and a five-acre meadow, but when the leaves are down, there are beautiful views of Mt. Kearsarge, the length of Pleasant Lake and Mt. Sunapee. This property is also very important to the New London Conservation Commission and hikers to the area as four trails cross the Spofford's property, including the Wolf Tree Trail, the Bunker Loop Trail, the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Trail and the Webb Forest Interpretive Trail. Ralph graduated from UNH and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and spent his career as an engineer. He had a deep appreciation for history, as well, and devoted many hours to researching the early days, in the late 18th century, of his 21-acre property, previously owned by Benjamin Bunker and referred to as the Bunker Farm. The property is of great historical significance as it includes foundations of 18th century homes and a civil defense spotter's platform that was manned on the foundation of the elder Bunker's home during WWII. Memories of Ralph will live on through his daughter, Kim, and her husband and their three children, but also with those who knew Ralph at the First Baptist Church in New London, the Lions Club, New London Boy Scout Troop 71 and CASA where he volunteered.