Roxann “Roxy” Chamberlin
Windsor, Vt. — Roxann “Roxy” Chamberlin, 73, passed away peacefully at the Cedar Hill Nursing Home in Windsor on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, with family and many dear friends by her side. A lifelong resident of Vermont and New Hampshire, she was born on Feb. 15, 1940, in Randolph, Vt., to the late Perley and Charlotte (Snelgrove) Chamberlin.
Roxy graduated from Bradford Academy, Bradford, Vt., in 1958, valedictorian of her class, and went on to graduate from the University of Vermont (UVM) in 1964 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture. Later on she also received her Master’s degree from UVM.
Roxy was very athletic in her high school and college years. She played basketball, and was an accomplished skier, and was on the UVM Ski Team. Skiing was her passion from a very early age. In 1966 and 1967, she was in the Peace Corps and served in Quito, Ecuador, concentrating in teaching agricultural methods and general community development.
Her lifelong interest in agriculture led her to work with the 4-H youth development program in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Specifically, she worked as a County Extension agent in both states as an Extension Educator for 4-H and youth services. She served in these positions for 13 years during much of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Roxy had a long association with the late R. DeWitt Mallary, Sr. family in Bradford, Vt., when their Holstein cattle farm was at its peak. She received much encouragement and remained devoted to them until her death. Along with the Mallarys she made many dear friends over the years who have been a true inspiration to her, especially in her later years, when she was afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis.
Roxy is survived by her two sisters, Adine Lagacy and husgband, John of Monson, Mass., and sister Paula Duplessis of Newport, N.H.; three nephews, James Lagacy, John Lagacy and Arthur Fisher; four nieces, Maria Bandy, Lisa Kowal, Stacey Eslaquit, and Carissa Dowd; several grand nieces and nephews; and a devoted cousin, Nancy Miles of Claremont, N.H.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Church in Windsor on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA.)