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Jessie I. Gilson

East Corinth, Vt. — Jessie I. Gilson, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2014, at Springfield Hospital.

She was born in West Topsham, Vt., on Aug. 28, 1924, the daughter of Raymond Jewell and Marie (McKay) Jewell.

She graduated from Bradford Academy in 1942 and attended beautician’s school in Portland, Maine. She married Wallace Gilson on Aug. 21, 1954, who predeceased her in 1996.

She enjoyed crafts, tending her flower gardens, feeding and watching humming birds, collecting lighthouses, riding snow mobiles and the Sheltie Collies that shared her home.

She is survived by her sister, Paula Jewell, of East Corinth; her brother, Wesley Jewell Sr. and wife Blanche, of North Springfield, Vt.; nieces, Virginia Ricker and Susan Jewell, both of Perkinsville, Vt.; nephews, Wesley Jewell and Mark Jewell, both of Springfield; two great-nieces, Allyson Warner and Brittany Jewell; two great great nephews; and numerous cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held in East Corinth in the spring. Contributions in her memory may be made to the East Corinth Congregational Church, 645 Village Road, East Corinth, VT 05040.