Obituaries

JANE COYLE MCKAY

RUTLAND – Jane McKay sadly passed away on December 16, two weeks to the day after her beloved husband Ferguson McKay, and five weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday. Brokenhearted by the loss of her partner of 64 years, she passed with her two daughters by her bedside at The[Read More…]

FERGUSON McKAY

RUTLAND – Ferguson McKay, 91, devoted husband and loving father, sadly left us on December 2, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease. He passed peacefully in his sleep at The Meadows of East Mountain in Rutland. A Renaissance man before that was a thing, Ferg was an English professor,[Read More…]

SPENCER A. SLAYTON

WOODBURY – Spencer Allen Slayton, 82, of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on November 15, in the comfort of his home with family at his side. He was born January 22, 1941, in Hardwick; the son of the late Glen and Mildred (Fisher) Slayton. He attended Hardwick schools, graduating in 1959[Read More…]

CLIFTON A. RATHBURN JR.

WOODBURY – Clifton A. Rathburn Jr., 89, of Woodbury, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on November 13. He was born on June 23, 1934, in Woodbury, the son of the late Clifton A. Rathburn Sr. and Irene (Coates) Rathburn. He was educated in the Woodbury public school system and[Read More…]

LORRAINE L. DANIELS

GREENSBORO – Lorraine L. Daniels, 86, of Greensboro, passed away peacefully on November 8, at Menig Nursing Home in Randolph Center.  Her three children were able to be with her for several days up to her passing, which was a precious time for her family. Lorraine was born on December[Read More…]

SGT. GUNNAR EUGENE WATSON

WHEELOCK – Sgt. Gunnar Eugene Watson, 27, of Wheelock, died unexpectedly on October 16, from injuries sustained in a fatal shooting at his home. His loss was a complete shock and the family is left shaken and deeply saddened. Gunnar was born on October 21, 1995, to Caroline and Jason[Read More…]

PATRICIA HALE WHITCOMB

ALBANY — She saw her world through a camera lens. The patterns the sun creates on water. The vivid colors of autumn on a cloudy October day. Every season provided a fresh canvas. Her family and nature were her muse, and a very personal view of her beautiful life will[Read More…]

BEN WILLIAMS

WOODBURY – Born July 11, 1955, Ben was the fourth child of Lorna MacMillian (social worker) and Irving Williams (English teacher). Raised in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Ben spent his summers on Prince Edward Island at his mother’s family’s farm. Family lore says he received his first bird book before he[Read More…]

SHIRLEY GRAY LYLES

BETHESDA, Md. – Shirley Gray Lyles died on October 28, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Shirley is survived by her husband of 62 years, James (Jim) Lyles; sons David (Heidi) and Michael (Jeannie); six grandchildren, Brady, Andrew, Hunter, Hannah, Henry, and Peter; step-grandchildren Daniel and Aaron[Read More…]

IDA H. SANBORN

NORTHFIELD – Ida Heath Sanborn, 86, of Cabot, Barre Town, and finally Northfield, passed away on Thursday, October 26, at Mayo Residential Care in Northfield. Born on June 1, 1937, in Saint Johnsbury, she was the first of three children of Herbert Bernard and Marion Mabel (Hatch) Heath. Ida was[Read More…]

DR. NELSON C. MAYNARD

GREENSBORO – Dr. Nelson C. Maynard, age 85, of Gilford, N.H., and Greensboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 13.  Go to curtis-britch.com. to see his obituary and further information.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m., at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian[Read More…]