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Obituaries

Giles H. Becker

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Giles H. Becker, 91, a former longtime resident of Reading, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He was born June 2, 1922 in Windsor, Vt. the son of Harold G. and Bertha (Gibson) Becker. He received his schooling in Reading. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during …

Gerard D. Stevens

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Gerard D. Stevens, 67, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home in Strafford after a couragous battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT. …

Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon, 79, died at the home of her son and daughter in-law, Stuart & Melanie Bacon of West Fairlee, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Betty was born July 19, 1934 in Corinth, Vt., the daughter of George & Pearl (Morrison) Austin. She attended grade school in West Fairlee and graduated from …

Charlie Soule

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lake Wales, Fla. — Charlie Soule, 80, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2014, from complications following heart surgery. He was born in Barnard, Vt. on Nov. 19, 1933, to Mary Jane Jillson Soule and Frank P. Soule. He attended Woodstock High School, and is remembered for his …

Sheilah Mae Raynor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dalton, N.H. — Sheilah Mae Raynor, 68, formerly of Dalton and Lebanon, N.H., went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Lafayette Center in Franconia after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Littleton as Sheila Corliss on Sept. 22, …

Isabelle I. Pierce

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Newport, Vt. — Isabelle I. Pierce, 85, of Newport died Monday, April 7, 2014, in Newport. She was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Westmore, Vt. to Stanislaus and Rosina (Clouatre) Gaboriault. She married David R. Pierce, Jr. on May 30, 1949 in Barton, Vt. and lived in …

Liz Osborn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …

Ernest (Ernie) W. LeBlanc

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Ernest (Ernie) W. LeBlanc, born Aug. 10, 1923, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Lebanon, N.H., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Ernie was born in Fitchburg, Mass. to Joseph “Willie” LeBlanc and Antoinette (Fortier) LeBlanc. He was the first of their nine …

Carol Marie Gandert

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Carol Marie Gandert, 79, artist, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was a resident of Cornish, N.H. for many years. She was born on Oct. 24, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter …

Myree Blue Muller

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Palo Alto, Calif. — Myree Blue Muller, formerly of Thetford Hill, Vt., died Oct. 28, 2013, in Palo Alto. Born in Toledo, Ohio, to Colonel Franz Sigel Blue, USA, and Myrtle Homes Blue, she and her older sister Jane spent their early childhood in Ohio. In the aftermath …

Ruth Page Morgan

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Ruth Page Morgan, 54, beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was surrounded by her devoted husband and three loving daughters. Formal obituary to follow. …

Joan Carol Metzger

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Joan Carol Metzger, 60, of North Haverhill, and Newbury, N.H., died at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, after a brief illness. She died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Hicksville, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 1953, …

Liz Osborn

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …