Margo Ann (Garfield) Birchard, 81, of Salisbury


SALISBURY — Margo Ann (Garfield) Birchard, born to Edson Garfield and Florence Wilkins on Oct. 10, 1941, in St. Johnsbury, passed away Sept. 4, 2023, surrounded by family.

Margo enjoyed life to its fullest. She and her husband of over 51 years, Robert Birchard, took many trips with their kids and grandkids, ranging from camping, often in Maine; roadtrips to Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida, to name a few; and cruises to the Caribbean. Margo and Robert also enjoyed their travels with their very dear friends Sally and William McClintock.

With the many jobs Margo had, being a school bus driver for over 40 years was the most rewarding. She drove three generations of families in many cases. Margo was also a counselor with the Middlebury Boy Scout Troop and successfully completed Order of the Arrow.

Margo was predeceased by her parents, Edson Garfield and Florence Wilkins; her brother, Edson Garfield; sister, Ruth Richards; sister, Dorothy Knox; and sister, Pauline O’Brien.

Margo leaves behind her husband, Robert Birchard; daughter, Lisa Bowdish (Michael); son, Lyle Birchard; grandsons Brian, Kevin (wife Melissa) and Austin (wife, Christian) Bowdish, as well as Charlie and Shane Birchard; and four great-grandchildren, Makenna, Carter, Everleigh, and Michael. She also leaves behind Sam and Tammy Richards along with nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at: ◊


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