May 13, 2009 Obituaries
Oscar Henri Boucher
Oscar Henri Boucher, 92, of Derby died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the home of his daughter in Leander, Texas.
Mr. Boucher was born July 26, 1916, in Sutton, Quebec, the youngest child of Alfred and Jeanne (St. Aubin) Boucher.
On July 28, 1945, he married Therese Monast, who survives him; they then moved to Vermont and later became U.S. citizens.
He was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a member of the section crew, where he experienced many changes over the years, including the transition from steam to diesel locomotives. After 32 years of service with the railroad, he retired in 1976.
Along with his wife, he was a longtime member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church in Newport. After moving to Derby in 1977, he and his wife became members of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line. Together they were active with the Worldwide Marriage Encounter group in the area after attending a weekend with the group in Texas while visiting their daughter.
He was a man dedicated to his family. He enjoyed get-togethers and especially his yearly parties, beginning with his eightieth birthday with many of his special nieces and nephews from Quebec. He enjoyed woodworking, weaving lawn chairs, jewelry making, and gardening.
Besides his wife of 63 years, Therese, he leaves two children, Claire Curtice and her husband, Peter, of Texas and Jeanne Beaudry and her husband, Marcel, of Derby; six grandchildren: Louise Beaudry, Raymond Curtice and his wife, Stephanie, Mary Coleman and her husband, Christopher, Monique Beaudry-Pare and her husband, Phil, Allan Beaudry, and Susan Curtice; five great-grandsons: Curtice, Johnathan, Leavitt, Hayden, and Luke and their paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Curtice; sister-in-law Madeleine Messier of Quebec; brother-in-law Father Jacques Emile Monast, a missionary in Bolivia; and many special friends and neighbors in Vermont.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers: Richard, Hector, Arthur, and Victor; and by his sister Cecile Jette.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line.
Mr. Boucher and his family appreciated all the support given to him during the past eight years by the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Should family and friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the association and sent to 60 Kimball Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont 05403.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at [email protected] .
Frank B. Easton Jr.
Frank B. Easton Jr., 93, a nearly lifelong resident of Vermont, died peacefully at his home in Corinth on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2009.
Mr. Easton was born April 8, 1916, in Laconia, New Hampshire, a son of Dr. Frank B. Easton and Della Donnocker, a schoolteacher. They soon moved to Craftsbury Common, where he attended Craftsbury Academy. He was an accomplished athlete in basketball and baseball throughout his years at Craftsbury Academy while making innumerable lasting friendships there.
He had a lifelong love of flying, beginning with the Civilian Pilot Training Program in St. Johnsbury in 1940 before joining the Marine Corps and becoming an instructor and fighter pilot during World War II. Before and after WWII, he ran airports in St. Johnsbury and White River Junction and in Keene, New Hampshire. After the war, he was a commercial pilot and instructor in Springfield.
He married Jane Fulton of Philadelphia, Mississippi, an Army nurse who served with the 1st Field Hospital to go ashore during the Normandy invasion. Her hospital followed the frontlines all the way through Europe to the fall and occupation of Germany. They had three children: Frank B. Easton III of Hampton, New Hampshire, Paula Stanard, and Nancy Townsend of Maui, Hawaii.
He subsequently married Ann Robinson Watson-Jones and added two more children, John Watson-Jones of Africa and Helen Heslop of Chelsea. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Brian and Daniel Watson-Jones, Agave and Justin Heslop, and Claire Townsend; by his sister Penelope Easton of Durham, North Carolina; by his brother Roger Easton of Canaan, New Hampshire; and by his special “adopted” daughter Pamela Gagne of Amherst, New Hampshire.
He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Ann; by his daughter Paula Stanard, formerly of Ascutney; by brothers Dan of Kenniwick, Washington, Nelson of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Charles of Nova Scotia.
He authored two books about his beloved Vermont, the first, As I Recall, written with his daughter Paula in 1997, and the second, Memories, written with the assistance of his sister Penelope Easton and cousin Ruth Donnocker, along with many friends, in 2003.
He loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and fisherman and an accomplished shooter with a fondness for old, classic Parker shotguns. For much of his life, he was a farmer who was frequently seen with a loyal German shepherd companion by his side.
Throughout his life, he found ways to give back to his community, whether as town moderator and selectman in West Springfield, New Hampshire, or starting a scholarship for young aviators at the Dean Memorial Airport in Haverhill, New Hampshire, to introduce young people to flying. This year, the scholarship will be renamed the Frank Easton Dean Memorial Aviation Scholarship at Airport Appreciation Day on June 6.
He took special pride in the state of Vermont and was forever coming up with ways to introduce people to unique experiences around the state, be it a Lipizzaner performance or trips up Smuggler’s Notch, to the Old Stone House in Brownington, or to the fish jumping in Orleans. He could always be counted on to organize an adventure.
A memorial service will be held in the Corinth Town Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, before his remains will be returned for burial in his much-loved childhood hometown of Craftsbury Common. A memorial service will be held in the vestry of the Church on the Common at noon on Sunday, June 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Easton’s memory may be made to the Frank Easton Dean Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund, in care of the trustee of trust funds for the town of Haverhill, 2975 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, New Hampshire 03774. Questions about the scholarship fund can be addressed to Joel Godston at (603) 787-6771 or [email protected] .
Norman Edward Temple
Norman Edward Temple, 69, of Ray City, Georgia, died early Thursday morning, May 7, 2009, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Temple was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 2, 1939, to Russell and Mary Rose Laplante Temple. He attended Sacred Heart School in Newport, where he played sports. While living in Newport, he met Madeleine Boisvert, who would later become his wife.
He was a master electrician and a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, and the Boston Bruins.
He was predeceased by his son Norman E. Temple Jr. of Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Madeleine Boisvert Temple, of Ray City, Georgia; his son John Joseph Temple of Atlantic Beach, Florida; his daughter Linda Lee Temple of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; grandson John James Temple of Atlantic Beach, Florida; by brothers Allyn R. Temple of Guilford, Connecticut, and Paul H. Temple of Bradenton, Florida; and his mother-in-law, Juliet Boisvert, of Newport.
As per his wishes, his body will be cremated. A memorial service was held May 9 at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lakeland, Georgia. Sympathy may be expressed at www.musicfuneralservices.com.
Music Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Wood, 92,of Lyndonville, died at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center on Monday, May 4, 2009.
Miss Wood was born July 7, 1916, in Sheffield, the first child of Leila (Barber) Wood and Ray Wood. She graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1935.
She was a longtime member of the Rebekahs and resident of the Lyndon Center and Lyndonville community. She leaves many good friends and neighbors.
She is survived by her sister Lucile Harper Buschman and husband, Don, of Derby Line; by her niece Linda Ryan and husband, Ted, of Shelburne; by her nephew James Harper and his wife, Linda Knize, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; by three great-nieces: Jenn and Stephanie Ryan and Eileen Harper; by great-great-nephew Schyler Ryan; and by many cousins.
There will be no funeral, per Miss Wood’s wish.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Guibord Funeral Home.
Committal services for Arlene Brooks will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at Westlook Cemetery in Glover with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda officiating.
Committal services for Janet Jones will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at Mountainview Cemetery in Lowell with the Reverend Dallas St. Peter officiating.
Committal services for Arlene Woodbridge will be held at noon on Friday, May 15, at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Barton with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda officiating.
Committal services for Brandon Aiken will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.
Calling hours for Madeline Collins will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel on Lake Road in Newport. Committal services will follow at the Newport Center Cemetery with the Reverend Dallas St. Peter officiating.
Committal services for Edna Forrest will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy with the Reverend Henry Mlinganisa officiating.
Committal services for Dale LaCourse will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Pleasantivew Cemetery in Orleans with Pastor George Lawson officiating.
Committal services with full military honors for Walter Osborne will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Derby Center Cemetery with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating.
Funeral services for Mamie Pudvah will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Glover Community Church with the Reverend Evelyn Coup officiating. Interment will follow in Westlook Cemetery in Glover.
Committal services for Jeannette Reed will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with the Reverend Yvon Royer officiating.
Committal services for Bibiane Lamarche will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport with the Reverend Yvon Royer officiating.
Committal services for Irene Pollander will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton with the Reverend Sixmund Nyabenda officiating.
Stuart P. Waugh
A graveside service for Stuart P. Waugh, who died January 19, 2009, will be held at the Branch Cemetery in Craftsbury on Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Adams of the Wolcott Church of the Nazarene officiating.
The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy L. Williams