FERRISBURGH — Alma Ellen “Bou” Davis, 84, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, surrounded by family and friends at the home of her daughter, Pam Miner.
She was born May 16, 1925, in Burlington, the daughter of Henry and Marjorie (Shortsleeve) Bissonette.
Her relatives say she loved being outdoors, doing puzzles and helping family and friends. She especially enjoyed seeing her great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Roy Davis, whom she married Oct. 26, 1943; her brother, Richard Bissonette; and her grandson, Alan Davis.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Chadwick of Wake Forest, N.C.; son Vernon “Micky” Davis of Elmer, N.J.; daughter Pam Miner and husband Larry of Ferrisburgh; daughter Lori Fulford and husband Daryll of Jacksonville, N.C.; and her grandchildren Loren L’Heureux, Peggy Nolan, Kellie Miner, Danielle Fulford, Samantha Fulford, Bethany Fulford, Eric Davis, Becky Spina, Sara Davis and Crystal Cartwright; as well as 16 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Lake View Cemetery in Addison on Friday, Sept. 18 at noon.
Contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
He was born in Rutland on Jan. 26, 1945. He was the son of James H. and Hilda (Green) Fredette. He grew up in Brandon, where he received his early education. He graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1963. Following graduation he joined the United States Army and served in Germany and Turkey.
Following his honorable discharge in 1968 he returned to Vermont and worked at General Electric in Rutland. He later joined the staff at Rutland Plywood for several years. He retired in 1998, due to illness, as a machine operator at Tucel Industries in Forest Dale.
He was a Shrewsbury resident since 2004. His family says he was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of Brandon American Legion Post 55 and a former member of Rutland American Legion Post 31.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Prescott Fredette of Shrewsbury, whom he married Feb. 5, 1965, in Brandon; three sons, Paul and his wife Ellen Fredette of White River Junction, Joseph and his wife Felicia Fredette of Rutland, and Zachary and his wife Nadine Fredette of Rutland; one daughter, Tammy and her husband John Knox of Rutland; two brothers, Charles and his wife Pam Fredette of White River Junction and Ronald and his wife Laura Fredette of Pownal; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother, Hilda Fredette Brink, and a brother, Thomas Walter Fredette.
A private graveside committal service and burial with military honors will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the family lot at Forest Dale Cemetery. The Rev. Margo Fletcher, rector of St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal churches, will officiate.
The family will receive friends at a reception at the Brandon American Legion Post 55 on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
There are no public calling hours.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Brandon American Legion Post 55, c/o Chuck Munger, Finance Officer, PO Box 55, Brandon, VT 05733.
BRISTOL — Velma May Morgan, 86, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
She was born May 31, 1923, in Lincoln, the daughter of Dayton and Abbie Gove Dwire.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda and Earl Stowe of Waterbury, Marlene and Donnie Robinson of Arkansas, and Judy and Richard Tatro of East Middlebury; three sons, Larry Morgan of Oklahoma, Dayton Morgan of Lincoln, and Michael Morgan of Middlebury; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Hunt of Colchester and Norma Miner of Middlebury; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.
He was born in Middlebury on Dec. 9, 1938, the son of Burnham and Cleo (Delong) Bagley.
In 1962 he married his high-school sweetheart, Minda (Smith).
Harvey was drafted into the army in 1962. After his time in the service, he and Minda settled and raised their family in Salisbury. Harvey worked for Ralph Goodrich Construction for many years. In 1976 he and Minda purchased Taylor Rental, which they owned and operated for 25 years.
Harvey was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he found great happiness in being a big part of their lives. Harvey enjoyed serving his community as well and was a member of the Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and also shared his time and talents with the Salisbury Community School.
Harvey is survived by his wife Minda; his sons and their families, Rusty Bagley, his wife Wendy, children Laura and Heather and stepchildren Kylie, Lyndsie and Brooke; Kevin Bagley, his wife Joanne and children Mattea and Derek; Chris Bagley, his wife Nikki and son Ryan; and siblings Shirley Dwire, Keith Bagley, Roger Bagley and Debbie Bagley.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Anne.
There will be a graveside service at Holman Cemetery on Holman Road in Salisbury on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. Following the service there will be a gathering at the Salisbury Community School on Kelly Cross Road.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salisbury Community School Playground Fund, 286 Kelly Cross Rd., Salisbury, VT 05769.
He was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Tirns, Friesland, the Netherlands. He was the son of the late Anne and Fetje (Bakker) Dykstra.
He married Ann Vis on Nov. 2, 1944.
The family immigrated to the United States in 1959, where he farmed in Alburg, Vt., Phillipsburg, N.J., and New Haven, Vt., where he retired in 1988.
He was a member of the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church, where he served many years of dedicated service as an elder. His family says in retirement he enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and volunteering for Meals On Wheels.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ann (Vis) of New Haven; five children, Andy and his wife Wieka of New Haven, Tom of New Haven, Clara deJong and her husband Dirk of Herkimer, N.Y., Fetje Brickey and her husband Peter of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Emily VanDeWeert of Panton; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hilda Westerhoud and her husband Carl, and Jenny Hornema; two brothers, Riens Dykstra and Bob Dykstra and his wife Yvonne, all of Alberta, Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons-in-law, Frank Visser in 1976 and Donald VanDeWeert in 2006; one brother; and two sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 16, at Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes, with interment in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St., Vergennes, VT 05491, or Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
The Rev. Brian O’Donnell, associate pastor, will be the celebrant.