Raymond A. Whitman
MIDDLEBURY — Raymond A. Whitman, 83, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Helen Porter Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born in Middlebury on December 17, 1924, the son of Archie and Nellie Whitman.
He grew up in Addison County attending local schools, and played football, basketball and baseball. He was inducted into the U.S. Army June 28, 1943, serving his country in France, Germany and Austria. He served in Patton’s Third Army, Battery C, 128th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion.
After returning from World War II, he worked for F.A. Tucker, Charles Mraz, the Railway Express Agency and as a postman in Middlebury for many years until his retirement. According to family, he loved spending time with his family, enjoyed gardening, hunting and sugaring.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 58 years; a daughter, Lynn; three sons, Gary and his wife Donna, Robin and his wife Debbie, and Scott and his wife Lisa; three grandchildren; two brothers, William Whitman and his wife, Viola, of Mendon, and Charles Whitman of Middlebury; two sisters, Lucille Barrows of Vergennes, and Ruth Conway and her husband, Robert, of Rutland; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy, of Rutland, and a brother, Richard, of Tupper Lake, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at the Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, and the Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury.
Henry R. Ramsey Sr.
WOODSTOCK — Henry R. Ramsey Sr., 81, of Woodstock died on March 28, 2008, surrounded by family at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Lincoln, the son of Florence (Hill) Morgan and George Ramsey.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly E. Ramsey; two children, Henry Ramsey Jr. and wife, Linda, and Barbara Russell, and husband, Fred; one stepson, George E. Wilson and wife, Patty; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and six siblings, Harold Ramsey and wife, Queenis, Agnes Martell and husband, Alson, Betty Goyette, Alberta McIntyer, Allen Morgan, and Carolyn Cutter.
Henry was predeceased by a brother, Wilford “Jack” Ramsey.
A family burial will be held at a later date.
Mmemorial donations may be made to Woodstock Ambulance, 454 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05091, or The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Alice M. Lowell
MIDDLEBURY/JAFFREY, N.H. — Alice M. Lowell died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Good Shepherd Home in Jaffrey. She was born May 9, 1919, in Shoreham, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Jabot) Beyette.
She received her schooling in Shoreham. In 1939 she married Forrest E. Lowell. Alice was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Shubert and her husband, John (Jack) Shubert, of Chelmsford, Mass., and Susan Gray and her husband, David, of Rindge, N.H.; a brother, Raymond Beyette Sr., and sister, Freda Pentek, both of Proctor; three grandchildren, Laura Lavrin, Eric Shubert and Matthew Gray; three great-grandchildren, Landon and Maren Shubert, and Gavyn Blanchard-Gray; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Forrest Lowell; sisters, Helen Walker and Ethel Knight; half-brothers, Victor, Frank and Louis Beyette; and grandson, Benjamin Gray.
Alice dedicated her life to her family. She took great pride in her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking and collecting recipes.
There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, memorial contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to American Lung Association, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, VT. 05495.
Online condolences may be made to the family at WWW.COURNOYERFH.COM.
Cournoyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Justine Robinson Logan
BRIDPORT — Justine Robinson Logan, 84, flower gardener, painter, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully at home in Bridport on March 27, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.
Justine was born in Athens, Ga., on Nov. 27, 1923, the daughter of IsaBeall Erwin Robinson and William Weber Robinson. She grew up on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tenn., and attended the Girls’ Preparatory School. Her inquisitive mind and adventurous spirit took her north to Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she graduated with a degree in history.
In 1950, Justine married Walter Wells Logan and raised five children with devotion, humor, integrity and unconditional love. In 1972, seeking a simpler, more authentic, community-based lifestyle, she and her family moved to Middlebury, where she bought and ran a gourmet wine and cheese shop for several years.
After her last child left for college, she embarked on a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, which she completed in 1979. She worked at the Counseling Service of Addison County as a psychotherapist for about 10 years and then had a private practice in Ripton.
In 1987, she married John M. Bridgman who shared her passion for gardening and the arts. They traveled to Europe where they found much inspiration in other cultures and their gardens.
She traveled alone to visit her son in Uganda, Africa, at the age of 79 and volunteered in an AIDS orphanage rocking babies. She was a kind-hearted soul who championed any living being that was in any way marginalized.
Justine is survived by her five children, Virginia W. Logan, William B. Logan and his wife Cheryl Logan, Isabeall T. Logan, Justine Logan-Bourne and her husband Scott Logan-Bourne, and James M. Logan and his partner Stefanie Pollander; as well as five grandchildren, Batista Rivera, Laura B. Logan, Emilia B. Logan, IsaBeall E. Quella, and Sophia J. Logan; and her sister, Grace V. Robinson of Rabun Gap, Ga., and her beloved border terrier, Sula, and cat, Kuda.
She was predeceased by her son, Walter Wells Logan Jr.; her husbands, Walter W. Logan and John M. Bridgman; and her two brothers, William Robinson and Charles Robinson.
Justine was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury.
There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Justine’s most valued charities, Addison County Hospice, the Counseling Service of Addison County, or Doctors Without Borders.
Helen L. (Jerome) Shepard LeBeau
MONKTON — Helen L. (Jerome) Shepard LeBeau, 86, of Monkton died Friday, March 28, 2008, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Addison, the daughter of Samuel M. and Mary Jane (King) Jerome.
Her family reports that her life was devoted to her family, and she took great pride in caring for everyone around her. She loved to sew, bake and send cards to her family and friends.
Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ralph Jewell of Lake Placid, Fla.; her son and daughter in-law, Charles and Dawn Shepard of Monkton; two step-daughters, Jennie Kimball and her husband Wesley of New Haven, and Susan Shepard of Burlington; a brother George Jerome of Milton; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Helen was predeceased by two husbands, Harold Shepard in 1974, and Arthur LeBeau in 1992; three brothers, Samuel Jerome II, Howard Jerome and Joseph Jerome; two sisters, Irene Papp and Loretta Buchanan; and one granddaughter, Michele Kimball.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 31, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Kathy J. Houle
SALISBURY — Kathy J. Houle, 44, of Salisbury died suddenly April 2, 2008, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following open heart surgery. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Addison Independent.
Friends may call on Friday, April 4, 6-8 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Services, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at West Salisbury Cemetery with the Rev. Justin Baker, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, officiating.
Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 16 Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.