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Judith Slocum VanDerburgh

PORTLAND, Maine — Judith Slocum VanDerburgh passed away surrounded by loved ones in her home in Portland on Aug. 5, 2018, at the age of 88. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., May 19, 1930, the daughter of Julia Weiters Slocum and Howard Irving Slocum. Howard was the town’s osteopathic doctor through the Depression and WWII. Judy attended Middlebury schools, graduating from Middlebury High School in 1948. Following high school, she attended Saint Lawrence University and Columbia University obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Science and Nursing in 1953.

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Thomas R. Valley

MARIETTA, Ga. — Thomas R. Valley, 48, died peacefully in his home in Marietta, Ga., on July 28, 2018 after a brief but courageous second fight against colorectal cancer.

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Elizabeth (Bunny) Templeton, November 5, 1929 – August 2, 2018

MIDDLEBURY — Elizabeth (Bunny) Templeton peacefully passed away in the loving company of her family in Middlebury, Vt., on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. She was 88. Born in Waterbury, Conn., on Nov. 5, 1929, she was the eldest daughter of Stewart Scott and Elizabeth (Loomis) Scott.

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David A. Stewart Jr.

RIPTON — David A. Stewart Jr., 68, of Ripton, Vt., passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018, surrounded by his family. Dave was born on July 9, 1950, in Oneonta, N.Y., the son of David and Marilou (Parsons) Stewart Sr.

In 1973 Dave and Wendy (Benson) Stewart were married and moved to Addison County, Vt., where they shared their lives together raising three children. In the 1970s and 80s they farmed in Monkton and Benson, breeding Highland cattle and Scottish Blackface sheep. Dave was an avid cross country skier, cyclist, and vegetable gardener.

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Jean Eisler Keck Miller

MIDDLEBURY - Jean Eisler Keck Miller, 92, died on Aug. 3, 2018.

Jean was born in Butler, PA to Margie Eisler Keck and Albert Frederick Keck on July 20, 1926. A graduate of Butler High School and Allegheny College, she was a member of the Allegheny Singers and Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity. While her husband was in graduate school, she was a secretary at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts.

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Claire Larocque Lowell

ESSEX JUNCTION — Claire Larocque Lowell, 80, born in Salisbury on Nov. 3, 1937, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 21, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Lowell, parents Dora and Hyacinthe Larocque, sisters Pauline Berthiaume, Lela Oliver, Rhea Bodette and her brother Rene Larocque.

Gail P. Hommel

SALISBURY — Gail P. Hommel, 76, passed unexpectedly on July 20, 2018, residing in the town of Salisbury. Born on June 17, 1942, she is the daughter of pre-deceased George Gordon and Agnes (Dietrich) Gordon, sister of pre-deceased‎ Barbara Havelka.

Gail enjoyed the companionship of her dog, Stella, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dedicated friends, especially in Elaine Pridmore, Tammy Richie and those at Shard Villa. Playing Bingo at the Brandon Senior Center was her favorite pastime.

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Ruth Briggs Hanson

BRISTOL — Ruth Briggs Hanson, 90, passed away quietly, surrounded by her family and close friends on the evening of Aug. 6, 2018. Ruth was born to Ruth and Arthur Briggs on Dec. 21, 1927, in Lincoln, Vt.

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Sally Bruch Memorial Service

ADDISON — A life celebration for Sally R. Bruch will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. at the home of Alec and Sarah Sparks, 189 Jersey St., Addison. (Note: There are two Jersey Streets, a north and a south section — the residence is located on the north section of Jersey St. near Goodrich Corners Rd.).

Doris M. Grimm

MIDDLEBURY — Doris Marie Grimm, 81, passed away on July 31, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on June 29, 1937, to Mildred and Bill Hinderscheid. Doris attended the Merion Mery Academy in Merion, Pa., and Marymount Jr. College in Arlington, Va. After college she worked for two surgeons at Bryn Mawr Hospital for six years. She married Bruce Grimm in 1962 and a year later they moved to Minnesota.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

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).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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