June 15, 2011 Obituaries
Timothy Marshall Brown
Timothy Marshall Brown, 53, died on June 4, 2011, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He was born on March 13, 1958, on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.
Mr. Brown came to Craftsbury Common in 1961, from Wood, South Dakota, with his adopted family. He attended Craftsbury Academy, where he was an outstanding three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He represented Vermont in the Vermont-New Hampshire Twin State Soccer Match. He was a student at Tulketh School in Preston, England, for one year and graduated from Craftsbury Academy in 1976.
Mr. Brown attended Springfield College and Lyndon State College, where he played soccer. After leaving college, he traveled west on a successful search for his family of origin. He and his entire family are proud of his ancestry and his direct descension from both Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.
He worked in building trades for many years in the Southwest and was a highly skilled finish carpenter. He settled in Albuquerque to raise his sons.
Mr. Brown will be long remembered for his sportsmanship and skill as an athlete, his kind and caring spirit, his affection for all children, love of animals, and his deep love and devotion to his family.
He was predeceased by his mother, Judith Marshall Brown; his birth father and mother, William Red Bear and Eileen Mercy High Elk; and his brother Christopher Marshall Brown; by his two sons, Zachary Marshall Brown and his girlfriend, Rianne Hatch, and Joshua Dylan Brown; their mother, Cathy Augustine-Brown; his stepsons Brandon Augustine and Eric Miller; his grandsons, Zachary Jr. and Benjamin; his special friend Virginia King and her family, all of Albuquerque; by his father, the Reverend Arnold Marshall Brown of Craftsbury; the Red Bear and High Elk family of South Dakota; his sisters Belinda Brown and Phillip Lovely of Craftsbury Common and Gretchen Brown-Boudreau and Peter Boudreau of Portland, Oregon; by his nephews and nieces: Bobby, Diana, and Elizabeth Brown of Long Beach, California, and Kate, Benjamin and Molly Boudreau of Portland, Oregon.
Memorial services for Mr. Brown will be held in New Mexico, South Dakota, and Vermont.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Marshall Brown Scholarship Fund at Craftsbury Academy, Craftsbury Common, Vermont 05827.
Wowahwala Asnikeye, Rest in Peace.
Rosemary E. Norris
Rosemary E. Norris, 52, of Orleans died suddenly on June 10, 2011, at her home in Orleans.
She was born November 30, 1958, in Newport, a daughter of Maurice Blair and the late Elizabeth Lapre.
On June 11, 1986, she married Robert Norris who survives her. Mrs. Norris was employed by Ethan Allen Manufacturing for 27 years.
She very much loved her grandchildren and she enjoyed camping, hunting and the outdoors.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Norris, of Orleans; her father, Maurice Blair, of Orleans; and by the following children: Ira Martel of Orleans, Fawn Norris of Barton, Dawn Norris of Newport, Robert Norris of North Troy, Tammy Lamadeleine and her husband, Daniel, of West Charleston, Lucien Norris of Brownington, and Liza Silvestro and her husband, Chris, of Barton; by several grandchildren; by her brothers and sisters: Maurice Blair and his wife, Sharon, of Orleans, Bruce Blair and George Coupe of Troy, Pat Thomas and her husband, Henry, of Orleans, and Joanne Peart of Orleans; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Jeremy Martel and by her mother, Elizabeth Blair.
Funeral services were held on June 14 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orleans with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda celebrating a Mass. Interment followed in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northern New England Branch, 6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Audrey L. Reed
Audrey L. Reed, 84, died at her home in Craftsbury on Thursday, June 9, in the loving care of her family.
She was born in Hardwick, December 2, 1926, a daughter of Myron and Jessie (Cross) Ainsworth.
After moving with her family to Springfield for work during the war, she graduated from Springfield High School. The family returned to Hardwick following the war and on June 12, 1948, she married David Reed.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed purchased a farm in Craftsbury where they worked and raised their family and operated a maple sugaring operation.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #7 in Hardwick, a former president of the Mouses and Spouses in Craftsbury, and had been secretary of the North Country Survivors of Iwo Jima. She also was a member of the United Church of Craftsbury where she sang in the choir for many years, and she was a member of the Craftsbury Ecumenical choir. She was also well known for her crafts, including the sweaters she knit and sent to Knit for Kids, an organization under the Guidepost magazine which forwarded them to disadvantaged kids throughout the world.
She leaves her husband of nearly 63 years, David; children Pamela Allen and her husband, Reginald, Scott and his twin sister, Sharon, all of Craftsbury; two grandchildren, Wayne Willey and Kevin Willey; a great-granddaughter, Karina Willey; and sisters-in-law Sybil Ainsworth of Hardwick, and Marjorie Long and her husband, Albert, of Sterling, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her sisters: Myrtlyn Clark, Iola Badger, and Patricia Longe; her brother Leslie Ainsworth; and great-grandson Stephen Willey.
A funeral service was held on June 12 at the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common, with the Reverends Alan Parker and Ben Thurber officiating. Interment followed in the Craftsbury Village Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset Street, Suite 14, South Burlington, Vermont 05403.
Arrangments by the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home.