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ELIZABETH DOWNER

NEW HAVEN — Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Downer passed away on Dec. 10, 2014, after a long battle of declining health.

Born in Cornwall on May 23, 1931, to Fredrick and Stella Mae Labshere, Liz was the youngest of five children, and was the last surviving member of her family.

Liz is survived by her loving daughter, Tammy Downer of New Haven.

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DANIEL ELDER

MIDDLEBURY — Daniel Elder, aged 60, of Middlebury died on Dec. 15, 2014, at the VA in White River Junction. A seventh-generation Vermonter, he attended St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College in the pre-engineer technology department. He entered the U.S. Army in 1972 where he served as a medic. 

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LAWRENCE KEMP

CORNWALL — Lawrence Paul “Kemper” Kemp, 54, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Porter Medical Center.

Born June 7, 1960, in Middlebury, he was the son of Paul M. and Nancy (Sperry) Kemp. He was a graduate of Middlebury High School, class of 1978.

He worked in the construction and cement industries. His family says he enjoyed fishing, hunting and his cat, Herman.

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JANE AULT LINDHOLM

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Jane Ault Lindholm, 1915-2014, died peacefully on Dec. 11. Jane was smart, funny, generous, and kind, an avid reader of classic literature, books of all kinds, and a prolific poet, if mostly unpublished. A lover of language, she was remarkable in her ability to recite from memory whole poems and lengthy soliloquies. She was a beloved wife, mother (grandmother and great-grandmother), aunt, and nurturing sister to her eight younger siblings.

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RAYMOND ‘BUCK’ SMITH

RUTLAND TOWN — Raymond “Buck” Smith Jr., 77, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Pines of Rutland.

He was born in Danby on Aug. 15, 1937. He was the son of Raymond and Beatrice (Sherman) Smith Sr. He grew up in Danby where he received his early education. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17 and served in Okinawa, Japan.

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CORNELIUS VAN WYCK

ADDISON — Cornelius Van Wyck went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at his daughter Marilyn and Dick Evans’ home in Addison, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 4, 1920, in Patterson, N.J., to Louis and Tilly (Faasse). He married Gertrude Van Buiten on Nov. 24, 1949, in Haledon, N.J. They were married 52 years before she passed away in June of 2002.

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KENNETH SAWYER

NEW HAVEN — Kenneth Wayne Sawyer, 79, of New Haven died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in the same home in New Haven, the son of Charles E. and Lucy M. (Sanders) Sawyer. He attended Beeman Academy, graduating in 1952. He operated the Cloverset Farm, the family dairy farm, for his entire life.

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ELAINE KELLOGG

SALISBURY — Elaine M. Kellogg, 66, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 10, 2014, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Randolph June 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Arretta (Jacobs) Luce. She was a graduate of Braintree Randolph Union High School, class of 1966.

Elaine worked for Holden Insurance many years. She was an avid golfer and was a life member of Neshobe Golf Club. Her interests included arts and crafts, baking, and spending time with friends and family.

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LUCAS LAFOUNTAIN BOYD

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Lucas Chase LaFountain Boyd, 25, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, died in a car accident on Oct. 24, 2014.

He was born in Middlebury, Vt., where he attended Mary Hogan Elementary, and later lived in Mexico and Florida. After majoring in environmental studies at college, he worked for the Florida Park Service, while living aboard a sailboat in Biscayne Bay. He later moved to St. Petersburg.

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LAWRENCE KEMP

 

CORNWALL — Lawrence Paul Kemp, 54, of Cornwall died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Porter Medical Center. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Addison Independent.

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Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN - Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

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