Dale Alden Woodruff, 73, of Alstead, N.H., and formerly of Westport, died Aug. 16, 2010, at the Christian Science Benevolent Home in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Born in New London on July 17, 1937, she the daughter of Albert C. and Dorothy Alden (Jones) Woodruff Jr.

She grew up in Larchmont, N.Y., attended Walnut Hill Academy and graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor's degree in history in 1959. She had lived in Westport for 20 years and was a life-long summer resident of Alstead, N.H., before becoming a permanent resident of that town in 2004.

She was the founder, owner and operator of the Travel Express in Westport for many years, and had traveled throughout the world, particularly in southeast Asia. She had lived in Cambodia for 10 years.

She was a member of the American Association of University Women in Keene, N.H., and was active in the state Democratic Party in New Hampshire, serving as the chairwoman of the Alstead Democrats. She also enjoyed paddle tennis, swimming and was an avid knitter.

She was a life-long member of the Christian Science Mother Church in Boston, was a member of the First Church of Christ Science in Keene and also was active in the Third Congregational Church in Alstead.

Survivors include two daughters, Julia Hogan and her husband David, and Suzanna Fiske, all of Alstead; four grandchildren, Connor Hogan, Elijah Wilson, Devin Hogan and Myah Wilson; and her former husbands Edward B. Fiske and Samnong Kong.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 in the West Cemetery, Route 123 Alstead, N.H. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, 910 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02436. The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., Keene, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.