She is widely known for her pioneering work as a consumer advocate, as executive director of the national nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance and later the Funeral Ethics Organization.
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Patricia A. Woodward
Pat was employed for many years by the Barre City School District. She was active with the PTA and NEA at local, state and National levels.
Celebration of Life to be held for Elaine L. Begin
The Celebration of Life Service and Committal for Elaine L. Begin, 69, will be held on Friday, June 16.
While enrolled at UVM, Dorothy became deeply involved in the university’s Outing Club, and developed a lifelong fascination with mountaineering. She went on to systematically summit all known 4,000-plus foot peaks in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine in both winter and summer - the first woman to do so.
Joyce Ann Ranney
She and her husband ran their family’s dairy farm in Westminster West from 1982 until 2009.
Bruce R. Laumeister
Bruce was an engineer, business entrepreneur, a key supporter of Southern Vermont College, and a Bennington Center for the Arts co-founder.
Brenda Bradley Bisbee
Brenda helped found the Vermont Women’s Fund. Governor Dean recognized Brenda in 1995 with an award for outstanding volunteer community service with the Governor’s Commission on Women.
David Alan Lord
In 1998 Dr. Lord moved to Vermont where he planned to retire. Instead, he established a private practice in Chester and later was a staff psychologist with the VA Medical Center in White River Junction.
Norman P. Riggs
He was quiet and humble about his service to the community, rarely mentioning it to others.
Matthew J. Kelsh III
He loved spicy food, fishing, boating on Lake Champlain, driving around Vermont, and never lost his love of aircraft.