Obituaries

10/17/2019
FAIR HAVEN — Ronald Lewis Wetherby, 76, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Ron was born in Rutland on Dec. 20, 1942, the son of Walter and Donna (Lewis) Wetherby. He grew up on the family farm in Wallingford and received his early education in local schools. Later he moved with his family to a farm in Rutland Town until 1956 when they moved to the property that he spent 63 years working and caring for in Fair Haven. He graduated from Fair Haven Union High School, class of 1960. Ron was an avid reader and loved watching old westerns. He enjoyed...
10/17/2019
LEICESTER — Albert Elmore Pratt, age 77, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. Mr. Pratt was born in Rutland on June 28, 1942. He was the son of Elmore “Doc” and Olive (Weston) Pratt. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the early 1960s and earned his degree in Landscape Architecture. His career involved design, planning and administrative positions mostly in state-level open space preservation, cultural areas management and park agencies. Al, as he was known, plied his profession all around the country and travelled the world, including Africa,...
10/17/2019
BRISTOL — A graveside and military service for Richard E. Haines Jr., who died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.◊
10/17/2019
FERRISBURGH — John Clifford Carpenter — Cliff, as he was known by his family and friends — died suddenly Monday Oct. 14, 2019, of an apparent heart attack. It had been a lovely weekend and a great morning. He was at work, doing what he took great pride in, being an accountant for Monument Farms. He honestly felt that he had the best job working for the finest family. He wouldn’t have traded it for anything. Beyond work, Cliff’s true love was the sea. Messing about in his kayak, building paddles for his friends, and paddling out on the ocean — or on any other body of water — made him glow from...
10/14/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Ronald Olin Hadley, 98, died Oct. 11, 2019, at EastView Terraces of Middlebury, Vt. Ron was born on June 28, 1921, in Portland, Ore., the son of Olin C. and Elma (Paulsen) Hadley. Ron was raised in Gilroy, Calif. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University, and his Commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve from the Midshipmen’s School at Columbia University, New York City, in 1943. He served in the American, European/African and Pacific/Asian theaters during World War II and after. As wave commander of the AP...

HELEN KENYON RYAN
10/14/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Helen Kenyon Ryan, age 99, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Vergennes Residential Care. Mrs. Ryan was born in Walpole, N.H. on June 14, 1920. She was the daughter of Merton and Nettie (Caldwell) Kenyon. She grew up in Walpole, where she received her early education and graduated from Walpole High School, class of 1938. She has been a resident of Middlebury for over 30 years, moving here from Whiting. She worked as a volunteer for R.S.V.P for many years. She received an award from Gov. James Douglas for her work. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, who followed them at home and...

JUDITH LARSON
10/14/2019
ADDISON — Judith Larson passed away in her home surrounded by family after a four-year battle with cancer on Sunday Oct. 6, 2019. Born in Concord, Mass., to parents Jean-Paul and Elizabeth Carlhian, Judith graduated from Middlesex School in 1978. Judith came to Vermont in 1979 to attend Middlebury College. She walked on to the Nordic Ski team and skied and played lacrosse in each of her four years. As part of the Northern Studies program she spent time studying in Alaska, further fueling her love for the outdoors. While on the Ski team she met her husband of 33 years, David Larson. When she...

MARY LOUISE AUSTIN
10/10/2019
ADDISON — Mary Louise “Weezie” Austin died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 2, 1951, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Raymond and Bridget Evarts. Weezie enjoy debating politics, especially with her son-in-law. She enjoyed spending her time reading and trying new foods and recipes. She found great pleasure in tending to her flower beds, but what she loved most of all was the time she spent with her family. She’ll forever be remembered for her love and compassion towards everyone she knew, her endless...
10/10/2019
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Evelyn Carrie Higbee, known by friends and family as Carrie, 95, formerly of New Haven, Vt., passed away July 8, 2019. Born Evelyn Carrie Edele, in New Haven, Conn., she was predeceased by her parents Frederick and May Edele; four sisters, May Brock, Lillian Dyson,  Vida Bristol and Stella Church; and two brothers, Frederick and Alfred. Shortly after WWII ended she met and married Amos Fred Higbee, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. They lived in New Haven until 1970, when they relocated to Daytona Beach, Fla. Her husband of 68 years, Amos, passed away June 27, 2014. During her lifetime...

WILLIAM PARKER MARKS SR.
10/10/2019
MIDDLEBURY — William Parker Marks Sr., 88, of Middlebury, died at home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at 4:30 a.m. William was born in Speed, N.C., on Dec. 10, 1930, to William Ezra Marks and Margaret Elizabeth Parker. The Rev. Marks was a retired Episcopal priest. He is survived by his wife Deborah Gist Marks, a son, a daughter and three stepsons. A memorial service for the Rev. Marks will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the green in Middlebury. The Rev. Larry Yarbrough will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Addison...

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