by Joseph Gresser
DERBY — Members of the Derby Select Board mourned the loss of their longest-serving member at their meeting Monday night.
Board Chair Grant Spates said he heard of Beula-Jean Shattuck’s death just after the board’s meeting on November 2.
After a short discussion among town officials it was determined that Ms. Shattuck served 27 years on the select board after having held other posts in town as a member of the zoning and planning boards.
Mr. Spates recalled the conversation he had with Ms. Shattuck when he was elected to the board.
“She said, Grant, I served with your dad. I’ve served with you. You’ve got children, right, Grant? I said yes. She said, well, they may want to run for office, I’ll probably serve with them, too. And I didn’t doubt it for a minute.
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