Wallace Arthur Magoon, 64, formerly of Panton


SHELDON — Wallace Arthur Magoon, 64, of Sheldon, Vt., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H., from breathing complications.

Wallace was born on July 24, 1957, in Morrisville, Vt., to Beulah Agnes Wright of Moriah, N.Y., and Willard Alva Magoon of Stowe, Vt. His first school was in Ludlow, Vt., and then Keene Valley, N.Y. Finally, in 1967, he attended the Middlebury schools.

Wallace found carpentry jobs and worked in various area restaurants and resorts as a chef, including the Basin Harbor Club.

Wallace served in the Vermont Army National Guard. Active duty included two overseas deployments (Iraq 2003 and Afghanistan 2005). He was a former member of the American Legion Post 14, Vergennes, Vt.

Wallace enjoyed animals, feeding the birds, and reading Westerns. He loved to fish, hunt, track, trap, befriend critters and spend time outdoors. These skills were learned from his father, exercised frequently, and passed down to the next generation.

Much appreciated home care visits, and transportation was provided by his stepdaughter, Jennifer Cook, during his last several years.

Wallace was predeceased by his son, Sgt. Willard Robert Magoon (VTANG) in 2019; his parents; uncle Robert Wright of Moriah, N.Y.; two infant sisters, Linda Magoon and Sarah Magoon; his unborn twin sister; and infant brother Ryan Magoon.

Wallace is survived by two sisters, Virginia Smith of West Rutland, Vt. and Cynthia Cameron of Shaftsbury, Vt., and their families; a half-sister, Sandy Skinner of Watertown, N.Y.; uncles John and William Wright and families of Moriah, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Daha, of Moriah, N.Y.; his ex-wives: Bonnie Southwick of Middlebury, Vt., her son Chris and their daughter, “Big Jen,” and Valerie Congdon of Hinesburg, Vt. (mother of Willard R. Magoon), and her two daughters, Jennifer Cook of St Albans, Vt., and Rikki Brunell of Jericho, Vt.◊

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