LINCOLN, Vt. / VALPARAISO, Ind. — Harley Eugene Bowlby, age 90, passed peacefully on April 20, 2013. Harley was the son of Roy Edgar and Nell (Royals) Bowlby. He was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas.
He married the love of his life and spent 73 years with Mary Aline Parsley Bowlby.
They raised their two children, Linda Bowlby Stearns and Daniel Eugene Bowlby, in Arkansas, Indiana and later moved to Lincoln, Vt.
Harley owned general stores in Arkansas and later worked for the state of Indiana Transportation Department.
BRISTOL — Daniel Edward Grant, 26, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
He was born April 18, 1986, in Middlebury, the son of Mark and Kristie Kurek Grant.
He graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 2004. He attended Northwestern Ohio Automotive Technology Center. His family said he enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his children. He was exceptionally proud of his newborn son who was born in February.
BRANDON — Harry Ewing Graves, 59, died April 21, 2013, at the home of his brother and sister-in-law Rusty and Marie Barrows in Brandon, where he had been receiving care.
He was born June 2, 1953, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Charles David and Mary (Southwick) Graves. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years. He was a long-time employee of Vaillancourt Tree Service in Pittsford.
He was known by his friends as “Handsome Harry.” He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, country music, playing poker and old western movies.
WEST COVINA, Calif. — Roseanna (Hotte) Lesser, 60, of West Covina, Calif. died at her home on Monday, April 1, 2013.
She was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Middlebury, the daughter of Lucien and Barbara Hotte of Bridport.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; a son, Justin of West Covina; four brothers, Lucien Jr. of Bridport, Leo of Cornwall, Timothy of Bridport and Jesse of Bridport; four sisters, Barbara Gleeson of Dover, Fla., Julia Benoit of Bridport, Laura Thompson of Mayetta, Kan., and Lisa Taylor of Bridport; as well as nieces and nephews.
IOLA, Kan. — Emerson E. Lynn, Jr., 88, longtime publisher of the Iola Register, died Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013. Lynn was known across the state for his editorial opinions and was a regular panelist on the “Kansas Week” public television program that discussed Kansas politics during its run from 1986 to 2000.
ADDISON — Aaron M. Meacham, 37, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
He was born July 19, 1976, in Burlington, the son of Robert and Deborah Pidgeon Meacham.
Family said he had a way with words like no other; that he loved being on the road; and when he wasn’t in his truck he enjoyed spending time with his family hunting and fishing.
MIDDLEBURY — Thomas A. Randall, 54, of Middlebury died on April 19, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1959, in Rutland, the son of the late Rodney Randall and Edna (Smith) Randall. He graduated from Middlebury Union High School and attended technical college, where he studied broadcasting. Family said he enjoyed volunteering with D.A.V. and listening to the music of the band “Chicago.”
SHOREHAM — Patricia Mary Wilcox, known as “Aunt Pete,” died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at age 89 at her home in Shoreham.
She was born in Shoreham on April 20, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Davis) Brisson. She grew up in Shoreham, where she received her early education. She was graduated from Newton Academy, class of 1942. She married Leo Walter Wilcox on Nov. 12, 1943. She helped run the family farm in earlier years and had co-owned and operated the Middlebury Bowling Lanes. She later worked for the Wood family in Shoreham as a childcare provider.
PORT HENRY, N.Y./PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Charles Salmon Clark died after a short hospitalization for heart failure at the age of 87 on April 24, 2013, in Middlebury, Vt. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 3, 1926, the son of Salmon and Clara (Endee) Clark.
BRIDPORT/BRISTOL — Hila Jeannette (Huestis) Giard, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, surrounded by her loving family.
Hila was born on Aug. 22, 1926, in Bridport, daughter of Charles and Eula (Carpenter) Huestis.
Hila was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. In recent years, Hila enjoyed attending Project Independence in Middlebury and was very interested in the programs, especially the games.
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