Jonathan Osborne Brown
BRISTOL — Jonathan Lawrence Osborne Brown, 25, died July 14, 2009, at his home in Bristol. He was the son of Lawrence Brown and Sandra LaFrance Krueger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church of Vergennes, P.O. Box 160, Vergennes, VT 05491.
ORWELL — Kathy Peck-Traverse, 48, died July 22, 2009, after a battle with cancer.
She was born July 12, 1961, in Middlebury, the daughter of Harold Jr. and Priscilla (Johnson) Peck. She graduated from Fair Haven Union High School and Castleton State College.
On July 22, 1989, she married George Traverse. She was an active 4-H member from age 7 and throughout her life. She was also active in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteered many hours in the community and school.
Family said her passions were being a mother and wife to her two children, her husband and her 40 years of showing cattle at the fairs.
She is survived by her husband, George; a daughter, Stephanie; a son, Wyatt; her parents and numerous extended family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Traverse family picnic area on Birdseye Road. Bring stories, photos and smiles.
Donation may be made to the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts organizations when they canvas the local communities for support of their programs.
Middlebury – Dale E. Fenn, 58, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, due to complications from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Middlebury, the youngest son of Robert E. Fenn and Doris M. Coursey, on July 7, 1951.
A lifelong resident of Middlebury, he graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1969 and received his Associates Degree in Agricultural Technology from Vermont Technical College.
He met his wife, Carole, in Boulder, Colorado and it was love at first sight. They married in Colorado on June 14, 1974, and moved to Vermont in the fall of that year. They had two daughters, Jennifer Mae in 1977 and Rebecca Marie in 1981.
The Fenns lived in Middlebury, where they built their own log cabin out of logs harvested from the land. Dale enjoyed the outdoors, spending his time hiking and camping, biking, cross country skiing, and taking care of his two young daughters. He enjoyed gardening and growing a variety of crops. He loved animals, and was surrounded by their company throughout his life. He loved to tell stories and laugh.
Dale was a lifelong lover of music. He was a self-taught Luthier, who made beautiful acoustic guitars and dobros. He was a big Bluegrass music fan and traveled to festivals in the summers. He enjoyed singing and playing guitar in several local bluegrass bands, including Lincoln Gap and Case Street Breakdown; Case Street Breakdown was asked to perform on the main stage at the Brandon Blue Grass festival.
Dale will be fondly remembered for his big grin, and warm and accepting heart. He was a selfless and giving person, who was ready with a big hug and a gentle touch for anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Dale is survived by his wife and soul-mate, Carole; his daughter Jennifer Fenn and her partner, Justin Cutler; his daughter Rebecca Fenn; his foster daughter, Talena Jestice and her daughter, Hannah; his brother Doug Fenn and wife Janice; his sister Nancy Church and husband Joe; his sister-in-law, Ellen Fenn; his constant furry companion Rizzo, several nieces and nephews, and a very long list of close friends. He was predeceased by his brother David Fenn, his mother, father and stepmother Carol M. Fenn.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 28, at Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 S. Main Street in Middlebury from 6 – 8 p.m. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Addison County Humane Society.