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BEVERLY WOODMAN HILLS

 

BENSON — Beverly Darrow Woodman Hills, 91, died on Sept. 29, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Benson.

She was born in Munnsville, N.Y., on March 28, 1921, to Elva (Darrow) and Howard Woodman, the eldest of three children. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Plattsburgh Teachers College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She had also earned several credits towards her master’s degree.

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ELMER MOULTON

MINEVILLE, N.Y. — Elmer Joseph Moulton passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the loving arms of his wife and stepdaughter after a long, hard battle with cancer. He was born in Addison on October 29, 1941, the son of Gerald and Ada (Wilcox) Moulton.

Elmer worked at Monument Farms dairy farm in Weybridge for many years.  Elmer was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and four-wheeling. His passion for the outdoors was passed on to his children and grandchildren.

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RONALD GARDNER

ST. ALBANS — Ronald D. Gardner Sr., 78, of St. Albans died on Sept. 18, 2012. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, to Morton Alexander Laurie Gardner and Frances Romaine Gardner in Verona, Pa. He was a 1952 graduate of Shaler High School in Pittsburgh.

He served with the Air Force and during a station in Burlington he met Lucy Anne Case. They married in Vergennes in November 1956.?He he was discharged from the Air Force in 1958 with the rank of sergeant.

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MARYA KELLOGG

MIDDLEBURY — Marya Steele Kellogg, 86, of Middlebury died Sept. 18, 2012.

She had a long list of relatives who lived and attended college in Middlebury. The first may have been Joseph Steele, elected trustee in 1835. Marriages with Brainerds, Adamses and other families provided many college graduates.

She was in the class of 1948 and married classmate Robert Kellogg. They have three sons.

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FLORA MAE FRANKLIN

WEST ADDISON — Flora Mae Franklin, 85, of West Addison died Sept. 22, 2012, at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury.

She was the youngest daughter of nine children of Frank McKeighan and Ruth (Nelson) McKeighan. She was born in Rupert on June 1, 1927.

She married Gordon E. Franklin on Nov. 22, 1953. They raised their three children on a dairy farm in West Addison since 1970. She was predeceased by her husband on April 22, 2004, after 50 years of marriage.

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JAMES YELLEN

 

ORWELL — James R. Yellen, 69, of Orwell — and formerly of Westminster, Mass., until moving to Vermont 26 years ago — died peacefully, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in his residence following a long illness.

Born in Gardner, Mass., on Oct. 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Stephen and Helen (Jeleniewski) Yellen.

He was a United States Vietnam War Navy veteran and received the Good Conduct Medal.

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EDYTH STEADY

BRISTOL — Edyth “Tippy” Pidgeon Steady, 74, passed away with her loving husband of 56 years at her side after a short illness. Tippy was born on Sept. 29, 1937, the daughter of Augustus and Kathleen Pidgeon of Salisbury.

Tippy graduated from Middlebury High School in 1955. In 1956, she married James Steady at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury, shortly after he stole her heart on the dance floor. For 33 years Tippy worked for the Bristol Elementary School, where she formed many treasured friendships.

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SUSAN LAFRAMBOISE VERMETTE

MIDDLEBURY, Vt./HUDSON, N.C. — Susan Laframboise Vermette left us to join her parents and sister on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2012, following a dignified journey with cancer.

She was born on July 4, 1954, in Middlebury, the daughter of Guy and Annette Laframboise. Sue was educated in Middlebury schools and attended St. Joseph’s College and Eastern Nazarene College, where she studied music and received two bachelor’s degrees with a focus on early education.

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ROBERT COUSINO

MONKTON — Robert Cousino, 87, of Monkton died suddenly Sept. 15, 2012, in Bristol.

He was born April 10, 1925, in Bristol, to Felix and Delia (Provoncha) Cousino. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Bristol and attended Bristol High School. He married Bridget Gevry on Oct. 18, 1947, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Bristol, where he faithfully attended services and volunteered for as long as his health would allow.

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MARGARET “PEG” DRAGON

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Margaret R. “Peg” Dragon, 90, died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2012, at her home in East Middlebury after a long illness. She was born in Ripton on Aug. 10, 1922, to Milo W. and Jennie (Benedict) Masterson.

Growing up, she lived in Ripton, East Middlebury and Salisbury.

She married Ralph E. “Mike” Dragon on Dec. 12, 1944, in Hubbardton. After living briefly in Connecticut during World War II to work in a war factory, they came back to Vermont and settled in East Middlebury. They had six children.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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