Maynard R. Farr
SOUTH STARKSBORO — Maynard R. Farr, 84, of South Starksboro died Sunday Aug. 10, 2008, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born May 23, 1924, in Lincoln, the son of Seymour M. and Leah M. (Butterfield) Farr.
He attended Lincoln schools. He married Barbara Morrill on Aug. 27, 1948, in Starksboro. He worked as a logger, then in the lumber mills, and the last 21 years as a truck driver for Robinson Oil Company of Bristol until his retirement in 1988.
Upon retiring he remained active, returning to work in the forest, which he loved. According to family, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Kathleen Bushey and her husband, Dale, of South Starksboro and Maxx Farr of Richmond; and a son, Terry Farr of Bristol; two grandsons and a granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Muriel Orvis of Lincoln, Norma Carr of Bridport, and Eleanor Thompson and her husband, Fred, of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Rolan.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Lincoln United Church. Interment was in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Burnham Foundation, Lincoln Town Treasurer, Lincoln, VT 05443.
Janet S. June
BRANDON — Janet S. June, 97, died July 17, 2008, at Ashlar of Newtown, Conn. She was born in Warsaw, N.Y., on May 2, 1911, the daughter of John E. and Grace (Covert) Stainton.
She graduated from Rochester High School and Middlebury College, class of 1933. She taught for many years at Otter Valley Union High School.
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Chase, of Danbury, Conn.; a son, David June, of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Milton T. June.
The graveside committal service and burial will take place, on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. The Rev. Lee Ferry, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, will officiate.
Lloyd Arthur Garrow
VERGENNES / CLAREMONT, N.H. — Lloyd Arthur Garrow, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., from complications following surgery. He was born in Vergennes, Vt. on Oct. 12, 1942, the son of Lloyd C. and Alma (Barrows) Garrow.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a medic. On Feb. 27, 1965, he married Annette (Arel) of Claremont, N.H. The couple owned and operated Arel Bros. Interiors, formerly in Claremont, and most recently in West Lebanon, N.H.
Family said he will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Garrow of Claremont; three daughters, Dr. Shelly Garrow and her husband Ken Medei of Melbourne, Fla., Melissa Valley and her husband Edward of Winter Park, Fla., and Kristie Garrow, her significant other Lee Eckler of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren; his mother, Alma Plummer of Vergennes; his brother, Donald Garrow and his wife Nancy of Springfield; two sisters, JoAnne Gordon and her husband Drew, and Sandra Choquette and her husband Richard of Vergennes; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd C. Garrow; his half-brother, Stuart Plummer, and his step-father, Leroy Plummer.
There will be no visiting hours all services will be private.
Contributions may be made to VA Hospice, Gilman Office, Building 2, 222 Holiday Inn Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001.
Margaret Julia “Julie” Dawson
SALISBURY — Margaret Julia “Julie” Dawson, age 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at her home in Salisbury. Ms. Dawson was born in Middlebury on Jan. 2, 1951. She was the daughter of Harry and Lois (Kelsey) Sullivan.
She grew up on the family’s Maple Hill Farm in Salisbury. She received her early education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Middlebury, and graduated from Middlebury Union High School Class of 1968. She afterwards attended Western Wyoming College.
She worked for many years for AT & T, as a switchboard operator both in Vermont and Florida. After returning to Salisbury in 1983 she became a rural route mail carrier working out of the Middlebury Post Office.
She had an abiding love for her hometown of Salisbury. She served the town as school director, town lister, auditor and as a member of the conservation committee. She enjoyed long walks and bird watching. Most of all she loved her flowers and fruit gardens on Lake Dunmore Road.
Julie’s inquisitive mind searched out numerous reading topics including politics, law, government, gardening, nature and the environment. Her favorite poet was Robert Frost. Julie also enjoyed walking and playing with her oldest daughter’s beautiful labs, especially in the outdoors.
She was special to the many people she touched during her life and will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, grandmother, daughter aunt and friend. She possessed a strong integrity and was always willing to stand-up for what she believed was fair to all.
Julie’s pure intention and enthusiastic loyalty to the things she appreciated and enjoyed in life were an inspiration to those who knew her.
Surviving are two daughters, Valerie Dawson-Simpson and her husband, Jamie, of Salisbury and Sarah Podgorski and her husband, Martin, and their daughter, Rowyn, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her mother, Lois Kelsey Sullivan of Salisbury; two sisters, Martha Sullivan and Mary Anne Sullivan, and her brother, Michael Sullivan, all of Salisbury.
She was predeceased by her father, Harry Sullivan, and her sister, Noreen Conant.
The memorial service “In Celebration Of Her Life” was held on Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, Pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church officiated. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Following the service the family received friends at the home of Valerie and Jamie Dawson-Simpson in Salisbury for a time of fellowship and reflection.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic School, c/o Fr. William Beaudin, 386 College St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
John G. Burke
MIDDLEBURY — Memorial services for John G. Burke of Londonderry, N.H., who died April 9, 2008, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Middlebury West Cemetery.
A reception and luncheon will follow at the Middlebury American Legion.