Miscellaneous Windsor County, Vermont Obituaries

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Arthur Gilvear, 78 
CHARLESTOWN -- Arthur Gilvear, 78, of 27 Morway Park, Charlestown, died Wednesday (March 12, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He had resided in Charlestown for the past 15 years, having previously lived in Stamford, Conn. Mr. Gilvear was a machine operator for Conde Nast Publications Inc. for 30 years and for New England Printing Co. for 15 years. He retired in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Iwo Jima and Panama Canal. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Charlestown. Mr. Gilvear was born on April 5, 1918, in Sheffield, England, the son of Albert and Anne (Mason) Gilvear. He married Marilyn Mack in June 1973. Survivors include his wife of Charlestown; a son, William Gilvear of Bountiful, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Wirt of Ulysses, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Annie Gledhill of South Hadley, Mass.; six grand-children; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William Gilvear, and a sister, Ethel Gilvear. There will be no visiting hours. There will be no services. Interment will be at a later date in Trumbull Burial Grounds in Trumbull, Conn. Contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Clara Nelson, 87
WINDSOR -- Clara G. Nelson, 87, died Friday (March 14, 1997) at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness. Mrs. Nelson had been a Windsor resident with her husband for many years. She was employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Windsor for 28 years, before retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Windsor. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 Auxiliary of Windsor for more than 25 years. She was born in Rochester, Vt., on April 26, 1909, the daughter of George and Lela (Green) Hunt. Mrs. Nelson attended school in White River Junction and later attended business college. On Nov. 9, 1929, she married Robert H. Nelson in Windsor. He died in 1970. Survivors include one son, Robert H. Nelson Jr. of North Springfield; one daughter, Teri-Lee Perkins of Boynton Beach, Fla.; eight grand-children; 18 great-grand-children; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one grandson, Michael Todd Bourne in 1975; and two daughters, Arlene McFadden in 1995 and Barbara Ranney in 1996. Funeral services will be private, at her request, and held at the convenience of t family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements. 

Emerson Jenkins, 68
CHARLESTOWN -- Emerson Jenkins, 68, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. He had been a Charlestown resident for the past 28 years and previously resided in Watchung, N.J., for five years and in Westfield, N.J., for eight years. He was the owner and operator of Emerson Jay Cleaners from 1952 to 1959 in Westfield. He later was self employed as a distributor of Arnold Bread and Thomas Muffins for 31 year of which 28 were in the Upper Valley. He was a member of the Calvary Bapist Church of Claremont. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Society Preservation & Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc. of Keene, N.H. Chapter and was also the choir director in Keene for several years. He was a member of the auto clubs, National Woodies Club and Yesteryear Auto Club. Mr. Jenkins loved travel, barbershop singing and antique cars. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Dec. 25, 1928, the son of Benjamin and Bertha (Moser) Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was raised and schooled in Chatham and Madison, N.J. On Sept. 6, 1952, he married Joan Miller. Survivors include his wife, Joan Jenkins of Charlestown; four daughters, Beth Haynes of Claremont, Judith Chandler of Charlestown, Jill VanDuyn of Bloomfield, Conn., and Joy Martin Heisson of W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Jenkins of Etowah, N.C., and Marion Carter of Lincoln, Del.; five brothers, Norman Jenkins of Gardener, N.C., Irwin Jenkins of Amherst, N.H., Quentin Jenkins of Apex, N.C., Benjamin Jenkins of Mendham, N.J., and Hayden Jenkins of Kirkland, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Calvary Baptist Church on Maple Avenue in Claremont with the Rev. Gerald Stigall, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Windsor, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown. There will be no visiting hours. The Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street in Claremont is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Heartspring, 2400 Jardine Drive, Wichita, Kan. 67219-4699. 

Evelyn Martell, 81
CLAREMONT -- Evelyn E. Martell, 81, formerly of Broad Street and Punkshire Hill Road, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. She was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Mrs. Martell retired in 1970 as an inspector with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Windsor, where she had worked for 23 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was born in Claremont on Jan. 21, 1916, the daughter of Edmond and Eisa (Mason) Girard. On April 30, 1934, she married Raymond L. Martell. He died on Jan. 18, 1987. Survivors include two sons, Raymond L. Martell Jr. of Bath, N.H., and Alfred "Dick" Martell of Claremont; three duaghters, Mrs. Kenneth (JoAnn) Johnson of Claremont, Donna Debenedictus of Wilmington, Mass., and Mrs. Edmond (Doris) DeChane of Lawrence, Mass.; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Girard of Claremont; two sisters, Rita Fontaine and Helen Marro, both of Claremont; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. Hollis (Sue) Webster who died Nov. 1, 1993; one brother, Louis Girard; and one sister, Doris Napton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Harry Frazer, 88
WINDSOR -- Harry W. Frazer, 88, died Sunday (March 16, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mr. Frazer was employed at the Feed Store in Northfield, Vt., and during World War II he worked at Cone Automatic Machine Co. in Windsor. He was a longtime employee of the Rock of Ages quarry in Graniteville, Vt., until 1963. He was then employed by Windsor Machine Products in Windsor until 1967, when he worked for Court Products in White River Junction, Vt. In 1969, he became employed by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., until his retirement in 1971. Mr. Frazer was a 20-year member of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program in Windsor. He was born in Northfield on July 17, 1908, the son of Thomas and Ida Mae (Tucker) Frazer. Mr. Frazer graduated from the Randolph Agricultural School in Randolph, Vt., On Sept. 19, 1928, he married Josephine Marion Carpenter. She died in 1951. In August 1955, he married Mae Dillon, which later ended in divorce. On June 2, 1962, he married Doris Benway in Barre, Vt. She died in 1981. Survivors include five sons, William L. Frazer of Torrington, Conn., Jordon E. Frazer of Waterbury, Vt., Stewart A. Frazer of Brilliant, Ohio, Jerome Frazer of Williamstown, Vt., and Thomas Burnham of Hartford, Vt.; two daughters, Lillian E. Burchett of Blue Springs, Mo., and Betty Anne MacLaughlin of Barre, Vt.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by one daughter, Maude L. Hayward in 1991 and one brother, David L. Frazer in 1991. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Robert W.W. Moyer, pastor of the Hartland Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Falls Cemetery in Northfield. 

Jane Koza, 39
CLAREMONT -- Jane L. Koza, 39, of Waterville Valley, N.H., died Sunday (March 16, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a sudden illness. Miss Koza was a Claremont native and former resident. She had served as a VISTA Volunteer in Kansas City, Mo., for one year. She was born in Claremont on July 19, 1957, the daughter of Casimir "Casey" and Elnore (Lovely) Koza. Miss Koza was a 1975 graduate of Stevens High School. She graduated curn laude with a degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire in 1979 and attended the University of Rhode Island Graduate School. Survivors include her parents of Claremont; one sister, Dr. Kimberly Koza Harris of Pella, Iowa; two nephews, one niece and one aunt. A Christian Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Restoration Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont. 

Vida Day, 74
LEBANON, N.H. -- Vida Olive Day, 74, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a long illness. Mrs. Day had been a Lebanon resident since 1944, and for the past few years had spent her winters in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was active in the local Democratic Party for many years. Mrs. Day was well known for her love of golf and had won many championships at Carter Country Club and Bradford Country Club in Bradford, Vt. Mrs. Day also enjoyed the ocean and taking walks on the beach. She was born in Camas, Wash., on Nov. 23, 1922, the daughter of True Alfred Farmer and Ivy (Gray) Burness, and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. On June 26, 1944, she married Earl "Richard" Day, while he was stationed in the South Pacific. He died in 1985. Survivors include one daughter, Miki Carpenter of Grantham; one son, John Day of Lebanon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A gathering in her memory will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be at a later date in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorial donations may be made to the Lebanon Senior Center, 10 Campbell St., Lebanon, N.H. 03677.


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